The Junkyard Dog by Erika Tamar

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When Katie sees the shivering, emaciated dog locked in the junkyard, she know she has to save him. But dogs aren't allowed in her housing project, and money is scarce at home. Then brutally cold weather hits, and Katie knows that the dog will die without shelter--unless she can figure out how to help him. Written in spare prose, here's an inspiring story of responsibility and commitment for young feminists and animal lovers alike.  
 

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Erika Tamar is the author of many novels and picture books, including "The Junkyard Dog.
 
Published May 10, 1995 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 185 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Katie sees a skinny, matted mutt getting stoned in the junkyard by a bunch of teenage boys, she is struck by the misery in the dog's eyes.

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Demonstrating a deep understanding of preadolescent concerns, Tamar (Fair Game) produces a tough-edged but tender story about an 11-year-old and the dog she befriends.

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A girl living in the projects befriends a neglected junkyard dog and embarks on a plan to feed him and build him a waterproof doghouse. A tough-edged but tender story... sure to satisfy readers, c

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