Saying Goodbye to Lulu by Corinne Demas

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A young girl and her lovable dog, Lulu, are the best of friends and do everything together. As Lulu ages and starts to slow down the girl shows her compassion by making Lulu comfortable in her bed and helping to feed her. When Lulu dies the caring, young girl must comes to terms with her loss and find a way to say goodbye. This lyrical and touching story will tug at the heartstrings of all readers--young and old.
 

About Corinne Demas

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Corinne Demas always wanted a dog when she was a child, but the New York City apartment building where she grew up didn't allow them. Since then, she's had three dogs: Melly, Suba, and Argos. She is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults. Her most recent picture book is Always In Trouble. Demas lives with her family in Massachusetts and is a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. Her Web site is www.corinnedemas.com. Ard Hoyt has illustrated several books for children, including I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow. He is the proud owner of a mutt named Lickerish, and lives with his wife and three children in Arkansas.
 
Published September 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lulu is a black-and-white, elderly dog who is adored by the unnamed narrator of this gracefully told story of love and loss.

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Predictable yet heart-rending, Demas's (The Disappearing Island ) tale opens as the young narrator explains what happens as her dog gets "really" old: Lulu doesn't climb stairs and her sight fails.

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