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Bringing Up Beauty (Beauty #1)
by Sylvia McNicoll (Goodreads Author)
As if bathtub floods, chewed homework, and accidents on the floor weren't enough! Being saddled with so much responsibility for bringing up Beauty only adds insult to injury. With a flapjack tongue and oversized feet, this is the ugliest puppy Elizabeth has ever seen. It will be easy to resist loving her. And since Beauty is only staying until she can be trained as a guide ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
(first published September 1st 1999)
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This book examines the raising and early training of a guide dog puppy through the eyes of Elizabeth, a Canadian teen who also feels overshadowed by her older sister and insecure about boys and friends. A lot of people, especially kids, aren't familiar with what goes into puppyraising and I thought this book did a great job of portraying the process realistically, including the heartache raisers often feel upon giving their puppies back and their triumph upon learning that the puppy they raised ...more
Born in Ajax, Sylvia McNicoll (pseudonym Genna Dare ) grew up in Montreal, Quebec where she received her BA in English with a minor in Economics from Concordia University. She began her writing career with adult short stories and household tips that were published in women's magazines, and moved on to freelance articles for Burlington local newspapers. Her friend and published author, Gisela Sherm ...moreMore about Sylvia McNicoll...
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