Protecting Marie by Kevin Henkes

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"Fanny sensed that from the moment she was born she was meant to have a dog. It was as though some unique and independent organ deep inside her, like a tiny heart, couldn't thrive properly without one."

With humor and compassion Kevin Henkes tells Fanny's story. But this is not just a dog story. This is a story about a girl and tier father. This is a story about growing up. This is a story about wanting and getting and realizing that nothing is simple or easy.


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the creator of award-winning books for children and young readers. Many of them star his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. His most recent books are Little White Rabbit, Junonia, and the first two books in this series, Penny and Her Song and Penny and Her Doll. Kevin Henkes lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at
Published July 2, 2013 by Greenwillow Books. 226 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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when Henry announces at the last minute that he won't attend his own party, Fanny dispatches a balloon with a note attached: ``At this very moment I don't understand my father and would like a new one.'' Henry goes away to think, but when he returns, it is with a peace offering: Dinner, a sweet-n...

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in a starred and boxed review, PW said that Henkes ""affirms the resiliency of the creative spirit and the transcending power of love."" Ages 12-up.

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