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. Still, Olive feels like a dog would help her manage her grief over her father's death and the challenges of moving to a new city and a new school.
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 with this poignant, hopeful tale of a girl and her puppy.
"Olive’s confidence grows with Lumie’s every achievement, but near the end of their time together, an incident at the park jeopardizes Lumie’s future. While imparting solid information about guide dogs and their work, Bauer (Soar) employs her well-honed skill at depicting believable, evolving relationships that are rooted in love and nurtured with encouragement. She balances Olive’s big emotions and funny, forthright narration with the light humor of secondary characters and a satisfying, big-hearted ending." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Jun 16, 2020|
|Publisher||Viking Books for Young Readers|