Hooper Finds a Family by Jane Paley
A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

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He's endearing.
He's funny.
He's a survivor.

Here comes Hooper, one plucky, spunky dog whose warm spirit and goofy personality are irresistible. Hooper tells his own dramatic rescue tale after being left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and taking a daring trip from New Orleans to New York to meet his new family. He tells of the terrifying force of Katrina, his trials in the shelter, and being the new dog on the block in a city far from home. As Hooper struggles to find his place, he learns to overcome his fear of water and faces down feisty squirrels as well as the resident bully and top dog in his new neighborhood.

In a moving tale of adventure and triumph based on a true story, meet this tenacious puppy who makes an incredible journey in search of home.


About Jane Paley

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Jane Paley has enjoyed a career as a writer and independent documentary producer. She was director of community relations for ABC Television, and her ABC Notebook educational programs were awarded an Emmy and a National Education Association Award. As a partner in Paley-Price Productions, she wrote and produced numerous family-oriented programs for HBO, PBS, and Lucasfilm, among others. Paley is an assistant professor in the Division of Mass Communication at St. John's University in Queens, New York. She and Hooper are active participants in several animal-related services, including Labs4rescue, the organization that brought them together.
Published June 28, 2011 by HarperCollins. 149 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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It’s so good, I grab a second bird without hesitating.” After being rescued from the flood waters, Jimmy describes the conditions he endures in an animal shelter before being adopted by a new family in New York.

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Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale by Jane Paley is based on a true story of the dog that Paley and her family adopted after Hurricane Katrina left thousands of dogs, cats and other animals homeless.

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Hooper loves his family, but when Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, they have to leave him behind as they flee to safety.

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