A poignant, hopeful story of a girl and her puppy.
Olive Hudson desperately wants a dog. But that doesn’t seem to be a possibility right now. Newly orphaned, she’s moving in with the half sister she hardly knows and their life is too chaotic to include a dog. But then something wonderful happens: Olive gets a chance to raise Lumie, a guide dog puppy. Discipline. Rules. Lots of hugs. Only the best of the best puppies continue on to become guide dogs, and of course Olive wants Lumie to be chosen. But if she is, that means that Olive will lose her. Once again, the incomparable Joan Bauer tells a touching story that is full of heart and warmth and unabashed idealism.
Joan Bauer is the author of fourteen books for young readers. She received a Newbery Honor for <i>Hope Was Here, </i><br/>and the <i>L.A. Times</i> Book Prize for <i>Rules of the Road. </i>The Christopher Medal was awarded to <i>Hope Was Here, Close to Famous </i>and<i> Soar</i>; the Schneider Family Book Award was given to <i>Close to Famous.</i><br/> Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York