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A Dog's Way Home

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Daddy says, "Most folks got a north star in their life—something that gives their life extra meaning. Mine is music."

Without even thinking, I say, "Mine is Tam."

Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she's pretty certain she's his, too. But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, it feels as though all the stars have fallen out of the sky and nothing will ever be right again. As the days between them turn to weeks, then months, dangers and changes fill up Abby's and Tam's lives. Will they ever find their way home to each other?

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, A Dog's Way Home is an unforgettable tale of the many miles, months, and mountains that divide two loyal friends—but that can't possibly keep them apart.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 31, 2011 – In the tradition of The Incredible Journey and Lassie Come-Home comes a heartwarming, suspenseful tale of a dog's arduous 400-mile journey to find his 11-year-old owner, Abby. Tam, a champion sheltie, nearly loses his life on his way home from a competition when the truck he's in slides off the road and his crate is thrown into a creek. He manages to escape a watery death, but finding his way back to "his girl," who was hospitalized after the crash, proves physically exhausting and requires learning new survival skills. Meanwhile, Abby refuses to believe Tam is dead, even after weeks pass and her family pulls up stakes in Harmony Gap, N.C., to move to Nashville. Switching credibly between Abby and Tam's perspectives (in first- and third-person, respectively), Pyron (The Ring) draws parallels between the changes that each undergoes. Tension mounts as unforeseen obstacles make it seem as though dog and owner will never reunite, yet readers, like the story's heroes, aren't likely to give up hope. With vibrant, sympathetic characterizations, Pyron creates an inspiring portrayal of devotion and survival against all odds. Ages 8 12.

Customer Reviews

touched my heart

I bought this book at school a month ago at the book fair. Seince I get to look around when my mom sets up I saw this one. I read the back and wanted it. The next day I bougt the book. I read it for a book report and put on my poster how long they were seperated. The whole book touched my heart. The book was well writen. It was really worth five stars.

a dogs way home

i loved this book soooo much i had to get the book on ibooks and the actual book so that if my ipod died i would have an extra one

A Dogs Way Home

This was a very good, and touching book. I thought it was amazing! I feel like I want to read it over and over and over again. I think the author has a very good taste in books. It made me cry a couple of times of sadness then at the end it made me cry of happiness. I hope people read this and think, "WOW!!! What a fantastic story!" I loved it very much. :)

A Dog's Way Home
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  • $6.99
  • Level: Grades 3-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Feb 22, 2011
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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