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Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he's so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise,...
Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he's so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise,...
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  • Bobby Quinn is shy. In fact, he's so shy, he has trouble making friends. But that changes when he gets a squirmy little puppy for his birthday. Unlike Bobby, Lucy isn't shy at all. And to his surprise, she keeps dragging him into all sorts of adventures—and friendships, too! In this heart warming story of a boy and beagle's friendship, Ilene Cooper begins the series that has charmed young readers and dog lovers alike.

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  • For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., and her Stepping Stones Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, and Look at Lucy! She is also the children's books editor at ALA Booklist magazine.

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  • School Library Journal

    March 1, 2001
    Gr 1-3-Children who are stretching their reading wings will enjoy these short chapter books. In Lucy, Bobby Quinn is a shy child who has no friends until he receives a beagle puppy for his eighth birthday. Named after a favorite baby-sitter who has moved away, Lucy becomes the child's best friend. During a long, hot summer, she helps him develop special relationships with an elderly neighbor, a talkative girl at dog obedience school, and a new boy who is also shy. Bobby's fears of new people and situations are skillfully captured, and the story is entertaining and well plotted. Bobby is an endearing character, and he and his dog are an appealing combination. Ghost Horse also deals with making friends, but with a supernatural touch. When Emily's family moves to a small town, she is unhappy about leaving her friends behind. From her new bedroom window, she spies a ghost horse and, with the help of a classmate, learns more about the fate of "Moonlight" and his owners. While many readers will identify more with the realistic portrayals in Cooper's work, Stanley's story also results in new friendships and provides readers with a bit of a mystery to solve. Welcome additions to any collection in which short chapter books are in demand.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA

    Copyright 2001 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books princessu234 - This book was not bad. J.K it was amazing, my favorite character as a human was Andie. My favorite dog would have to be ............. Well I have to pick two Red Rover and Bebe. I really hope you guys read his. It is amazing. I hope you love it.
  • Booklist

    March 15, 2000
    (It is "Booklist" policy that a book written by a staff member or contributor receive a brief descriptive announcement rather than a review.)Gr. 2^-4. The author of numerous books for young readers, Cooper has drawn on stories about a friend's beagle for this entry in the Road to Reading chapter-book series, which is illustrated by Amanda Harvey. Bobby is so shy he can't make friends. When he gets a five-month-old beagle puppy for his birthday, things start to change: he now has a wiggly, loving companion--whose curiosity and enthusiasm won't let him remain an outsider for long. ((Reviewed March 15, 2000))(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2000, American Library Association.)

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