Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow
(Aladdin Historical Fiction)

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All non-sheepherding dogs have been outlawed from the rocky coastal village where Maggie lives. Unwilling to give up her beloved Newfoundland, Sirius, Maggie defies the law and hides Sirius away.

But when a steamer crashes into the rocks during a violent storm and starts to sink with a hundred passengers on board, Maggie faces a difficult choice. She knows Sirius can help rescue the people trapped on the ship, but bringing him out of hiding would put his own life in jeopardy. Is Maggie’s brave dog a big enough hero to save the desperate passengers—and himself?

This heartwarming story of a lovable dog and his feisty mistress is based on true stories about Newfoundland dogs and filled with drama, tension, and exciting rescues.

About Joan Hiatt Harlow

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Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels on the McElderry list, including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua's Song, and Thunder from the Sea. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her website at
Published July 30, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 170 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Fiction

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A dog story in the best tradition of the genre: he’s enormous, under threat, and will prove himself a hero.

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A Newfoundland dog becomes the focus of a rich man's plot to keep its owner in his employ. PW called the novel, set in 1912, "atmospheric and briskly pac

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