The ugliest dog in the pound is rescued from doggy death row at the last possible moment. With a new loving family, it's shaping up to be the best summer ever for Frog. But when word gets out he is a rare and valuable Manchurian Mountain Dog, everything starts to go horribly wrong....
©2014 Margaret Eleanor Leigh (P)2014 Margaret Eleanor Leigh
This was an enjoyable book. I think many younger readers would enjoy this story of a dog who didn't seem to have a place in the world, but found a family who loved him. There's a bit of adventure, some good lessons, and the ending, while it might not sit well for every readers, was an interesting addition to a story about what having a pet truly means to a family.
I read this as audio, so I'd like to make a quick mention that the narration was done well for a book of this nature. I think it added to the experience to hear it read aloud.
A beautiful story, perceptive, funny, at times satirical, and yet also deeply moving, managing to unearth the things people care most about. Wonderfully written and performed. I see it is called "Animals of the Valley #1". I hope there are more to come.
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