Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret

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Each day, sixth-grader Rusty feeds a dog that's left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter, food, or water. When he realizes the dog has been injured, he tries to have Animal Control help - but when that fails, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it. With the dog in their hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including Andrew's snoopy sister and the escalating threats of the dog's abusive owner. Even more challenging? The appearance of a ghost dog that appears in Rusty's room, and is trying to lead him to an even deeper secret. . . .

Peg Kehret delivers another fast-paced story with lots of heart, which will leave young readers cheering for Rusty and the dogs.

"Heartwarming, suspenseful, and adventurous, Ghost Dog Secrets is another winner for Kehret." - VOYA

"This tale is both heart-wrenching and heart-racing." - The News Tribune


About Peg Kehret

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Peg Kehret ( lives in Washington State.
Published September 15, 2011 by Puffin. 192 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Twelve-year-old Josh expected his summer with an elderly relative in Carbon City, Wash.

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Sixth grader Randy spots a dog tied to a tree in a sleet storm and resolves to help, but after visiting it, he realizes it's being seriously abused.

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"Ghost Dog Secrets" by Peg Kehret is an unashamedly touching book about a boy and a dog.

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While rooting for Ra, the abused German shepherd, and the ghost dog, readers will ponder, along with Rusty, the gray areas of right and wrong: Is it ever okay to lie, steal, sneak out at night and keep secrets from one’s parents?

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