The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer

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Petey the puppy has one wish for Christmas: to have a boy of his very own. He searches long and hard, but boys are in short supply this year, and no one seems right for him. Just as Petey is about to give up hope, his Christmas wish is granted -- in a very surprising way.

 

About Jane Thayer

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Jane Thayer is the pen name of Catherine Woolley. She grew upin Passaic, New Jersey, and began writing children's books in 1953. Ms. Woolley lives in Truro, Massachusetts. Lisa McCue is the acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Part-time Dog and The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, by Jane Thayer, and Irving Berlin's easter parade. She is also the designer and creator of Fuzzytail Greetings, her own line of greeting cards. Ms. McCue lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.
 
Published January 1, 1985 by William Morrow. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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About every boy wants a puppy, but in the case of Petey, a floppy-cared dog of indeterminate species, it was the puppy who wanted the boy.

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The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer, illus. by Lisa McCue, is also newly available. The 1958 text, about a puppy who asks his mother for a boy for Christmas, was illustrated by McCue in 1985.

Oct 01 2003 | Read Full Review of The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy

Publishers Weekly

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The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy by Jane Thayer, illus. by Lisa McCue, is also newly available. The 1958 text, about a puppy who asks his mother for a boy for Christmas, was illustrated by McCue in 1985.

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