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My Old Pal, Oscar

Written by Amy Hest & illustrated by Amy Bates
Published by Abrams
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After a young boy’s beloved pet passes away, he encounters an adorable stray dog on the beach. The boy tries to walk away and ignore the cuddly creature, but the puppy continues to follow him, undeterred. Though the boy is still dealing with the pain of his loss and feels afraid to care about a new pet again, as the two walk the sand together, the boy slowly opens himself up to the joy of having a new dog in his life and making peace with the past. New York Times bestselling Amy Hest and Amy Bates, the beloved team who created The Dog Who Belonged to No One, have created a touching story about new beginnings and how friendship and love have the power to heal.

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Who Wrote My Old Pal, Oscar

Amy Hest

Amy Hest is the author of many beloved picture books, including Charley’s First Night and When Charley Met Grampa, both illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; Little Chick and three books about Sam and Mrs. Bear, all illustrated by Anita Jeram; and Are You Sure, Mother Bear?, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Amy Hest lives in New York City.

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Who Illustrated My Old Pal, Oscar

Amy Bates

Amy Bates is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of numerous books for children. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her three children and husband.

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May 3, 2016
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