Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang

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In this story of friendship, loyalty, and trust, Sarah and her guide dog, Perry, go about their busy day. Perry helps Sarah go shopping, to the post office, and take the train to school. Sarah, a blind musician and teacher, entertains the children and tells them about the time she and Perry walked from Boston to New York to show the world what a blind person can accomplish with the help of a guide dog like Perry.

This true story of an amazing black Labrador retriever and his owner will inspire young readers to follow their own dreams and give them the courage to achieve anything.

Expressive, stylized paintings in bold colors and simple shapes convey the extraordinary relationship between Sarah and Perry.
 

About Glenna Lang

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With an M.F.A. in printmaking from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a love of literature and excellent writing, Glenna Lang began a freelance career in illustration and design over twenty-five years ago. She named her business Twocat Graphics after a couple of her best muses.Her illustrations have appeared regularly in such publications as the Atlantic Monthly andthe Boston Globe, and on covers for David R. Godine, Publisher. Glenna Lang is the illustrator of five children's books. For four of these books, she "collaborated" with classic poets of an earlier era and created a visual narrative for their texts. She both wrote and illustrated Looking Out for Sarah, which won the first-ever Schneider Family Book Award, presented by the American Library Association.
 
Published July 1, 2001 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lang tells the story of Sarah Gregory Smith and her amazing guide dog, a Labrador named Perry.

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Based on a real black Labrador retriever and his owner, this story tells about the relationship between a blind woman and her lead dog, their daily routine and a walk they once took from Boston to New York.

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