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Dog Days

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Larry can't stop thinking about the growling dog in the alley. He already has three strays in his backyard. How can he afford to take care of another one? When his brother Paul points out a strange mark in the alley, Larry has a mystery to solve. What is the dog protecting? What is really going on in that dark alley?
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Darby Creek Publishing
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Heather
Aug 07, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Larry works hard to take care of stray dogs and find them new homes. He gathers cans, papers, and tries to do as many odd jobs as he can. When he finds yet another stray dog (and the first one who growls at him), how can he find the money to save this one, too?

This book shows some great work ethic and creativity for Larry to take care of these dogs without any help from his parents. Even when faced with the disappointment of not getting a paper route he was promised and with the decline in the p
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Kim Burean
Aug 10, 2012 Kim Burean rated it liked it
Shelves: realistic, youth
This was a good little book. It's short and would be of interest to pretty much any kid in 3-5th grade.

Larry loves playing baseball, and takes pretty much any opportunity to play pick-up games with his neighborhood friends. His brother, Paul keeps interupting his games to check out a dog in the alley. The dog keeps growling every time they come by, which is unusual for Larry because most dogs love him. He acually takes in lost or stray dogs and feeds them until he finds them homes. However, his
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Jun 27, 2014 Troy Meany rated it really liked it
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Kristin
I must say that I was a little disappointed in this book. It did not have the voice, spark, or humor of the other books that he has written. I'd like to say that my more reluctant boy readers ages 9-11 would like it, but I'm not convinced. It's a very subdued story compared to the rest. Just ok.
Laura
Mar 20, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
A good book for my struggling 4th grade readers. It has the look and feel of a grade 4 book, with an age-appropriate main character that won't turn off 10 year old readers but with a simple plot they can comprehend. A good find.
Joe
Nov 27, 2011 Joe rated it liked it
Not to bad of a story for younger readers. I;m going to give it to my nine-year-old to see what he thinks. I picked it up because I love David Lubar. And I must say that I was a bit disappointed because it's not as clever ad witty as some of his others. Still, I liked it. It's worth a read.
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