Lola and I by Chiara Valentina Segre

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Composed of vivid, sight-free sensory details, the text's parallel treatment of Star and Lola symbolizes the close bond between dog and human, felt rather than seen. A truly inclusive, heartfelt (guide) dog tale.
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Secretly told through the perspective of a seeing-eye dog, Lola and I is a story of a friendship with a rocky start.

Lola, the human, was blinded in a car accident. She moves to the city with her seeing-eye dog, Star. Star describes Lola's pains and struggles as she adjusts to her new condition. Eventually with Star's help, Lola is able to find joy in her day-to-day life and her friendship with Star grows.

 

About Chiara Valentina Segre

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Chiara Valentina Segre was born in Italy. After graduating with a degree in biology she worked for several years discovering the secrets of cells and helping cancer research. As a child, she invented stories to tell her classmates and dreamed of becoming a writer. Her first book, Gedeone, was published in 2010. She loves cats, fireworks and blueberry tarts. Paolo Domeniconi was born in Crevalcore, an Italian village famous for its frogs and fog. After studying art, he worked for several years in advertising before starting to work on children's books.
 
Published October 2, 2015 by Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Oct 14 2015

Composed of vivid, sight-free sensory details, the text's parallel treatment of Star and Lola symbolizes the close bond between dog and human, felt rather than seen. A truly inclusive, heartfelt (guide) dog tale.

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