Hotel for Dogs (Unabridged)
by Lois Duncan
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Andi loves dogs. So when an adorable stray shows up, Andi wants to save it - but she can't take it home. With the help of her brother Bruce, she rescues the stray and its puppies and moves them into an abandoned house down the block. Then they check in Red Rover, an Irish setter whose owner mistreats him. And MacTavish, who begs for scraps in the school playground. And more... Andi is thrilled - she's running a dog hotel! But can she and Bruce keep the canine castle going, or will a bark give their secret away?
A great book for anybody that loves dogs
a well written book for anybody who likes dogs. it is very exciting and funny.
a fun book, somewhat different than the movie.
the story is a fun adventure of a brother and sister that move into new, difficult circumstances and rescue stray dogs. definitely family-friendly, and probably targeted to young readers. it's been highly 'modernized' for the movie, so this the setup and action throughout the book's story are a bit different than the movie. I found the original hardcover version of this book (circa 1971) on ebay. the reason i bought it is because of the illustrations by leonard shortall (who also illustrated the original 'encyclopedia brown' series). as a side note, if you like this story, you'll also like 'a dog on barkham street' by mary stoltz (with leonard shortall illustrating), which was released in 1960, but is available through amazon. if you're still into paper books, that is.
This is an awesome book, but not worth $1200. It now a movie.