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Written by Beverly Cleary & illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Book #2 in the Leigh Botts Series
Published by HarperCollins
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Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn’t an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn’t want to leave me. Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He’s a dog that loves to run; because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running – well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents’ divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he’s been admiring. With Strider’s help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.

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    Publication Date
    August 8, 1991
    Page Count
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    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10

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