Sable by Karen Hesse
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Tate is overjoyed when a scrawny mutt turns up in the yard one day. She even persuades Mam and Pap to let her keep Sable, named for her dark, silky fur. But before long, the incorrigible dog begins to cause trouble with the neighbors. Will Sable have to go?
 

About Karen Hesse

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Karen Hesse is the award-winning author of several outstanding books for young readers, including Letters from Rifka and Phoenix Rising. She lives in Williamsville, Vermont.Marcia Sewall lives in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
 
Published April 15, 1994 by Redfeather Book from Henry Holt. 96 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Desolate but determined, Tate builds a fence in hopes of bringing Sable home, then hitches a ride to see her;

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Hesse ( Letters from Rifka ) turns out an exemplary chapter book with this superbly structured work about a girl and her dog. Tate's greatest wish is to keep the mutt that has strayed into her family'

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``But they hadn't said I couldn't, either.'' The plot is familiar--Mam doesn't like dogs, Pap is sympathetic but stern, and when neighbors start complaining about the dog, Mam and Pap find it a new home, far away.

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