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Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Now her mother has taken a job as housekeeper for the Tully family, and Mavis wants this home to be permanent — which means finding herself a best friend. Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn't quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn't been himself since his dog died. Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort — and doesn't know where to look for them.

When Mavis and Rose hatch a scheme to find Mr. Duffy a new dog, their lives and Henry's intersect — and they all come to find friendship in places they never expected. From Barbara O'Connor, the beloved author of Wish, comes a big-hearted story about the meaning of friendship, the challenges of growing up, and one lovable runaway dog.

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"Although the girls are complete opposites (Mavis is impulsive and daring; Rose is fearful and keen to follow rules), they have a common goal: finding a new hound for kind Mr. Duffy, who has been sad since his dog, Queenie, passed away. Meanwhile, Henry, a runaway greyhound hiding in the woods, is looking for a new owner. Told in alternating perspectives by Mavis, Rose, and Henry, the book highlights the girls’ differences and the positive impact the friends make on each other’s lives. — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 9 - 12
Author Barbara O'Connor
ISBN 0374310602
Publication Date Aug 28, 2018
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language English