The Good Dog by Avi

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This book is about a dog named McKinley who is the dog of a boy named Jack. Mc Kinleys has alwys been Jack's ' good dog. When McKinley finds out that the wolf named Lupin is roaming the town he decides to help him out . This book is very good read and it gives us the dogs perspective.
 

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Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic. 243 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He is also a politically astute dog: he is head dog of the Steamboat Springs dog pack.

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"Themes reminiscent of Jack London's Call of the Wild ring throughout this vividly imagined animal story [told] from a canine perspective," said PW.

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he soon finds his loyalties torn as he simultaneously tries to foil Jack's misguided plan to join the wolves, keep a wounded Lupin safe from those hunting her and fend off Redburn, a conniving Irish setter bent on usurping the hero's place as head dog.

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These questions become very important to McKinley, a sled-dog, who lives in the Colorado Mountains with his human family.

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Jack cannot know that Redburn, a "leash-licking" Irish setter, is McKinley's rival for the job of head dog.

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