The Puppy Sister by S.E. Hinton

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Nick and his parents get more than they bargained for when their newly adopted puppy, Aleasha, decides she'll have more fun with her new "family" if she becomes human, too. So begins a laugh-out-loud adventure told from Aleasha's point of view, about her transformation from puppy to girl.
 

About S.E. Hinton

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S. E. Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa. Her first novel, The Outsiders, was published in 1967 and changed publishing for young adults by portraying a grittier, more realistic view of the lives of teenagers. It was made into a movie in 1983. Her other young adult works include Rumble Fish, Tex, Taming the Star Runner, and That Was Then, This is Now. Her children's books include The Puppy Sister and Big David, Little David. She has won numerous awards including the Margaret Alexander Edwards Award, the Media and Methods Maxi Award, and the Land of the Enchantment Award.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by NY: Delacorte, 1995, NY. 128 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With a puppy's reasoning, Aleasha decides that being human would be more fun and in the course of the book, with comic incidents along the way, turns into an affectionate seven-year-old girl.

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From the time they bring her home, the Davidsons treat narrator Aleasha, a lovable Australian shepherd, just as if she were young Nick's ``puppy sister.'' When Aleasha finally realizes that she is destined to grow into a dog, not a person, she is horrified.

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In a starred review, PW praised this ""unique, consistently witty account of growing pains and family life,"" in which a puppy dreams of growing up to be a person--and actually manages to do it.

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The front and back covers, showing Nick and Aleasha dancing together for sheer joy, sum up the spirit of this hilarious, subtly poignant story of family love.

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