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How to Steal a Dog

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 9,316 Ratings and 1,306 Reviews

Book Description


Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two... More
Book Information
PublisherSquare Fish
BindingPaperback (13 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages192
ISBN-100312561121
ISBN-13978-0312561123
Publication Date04/27/2009
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About Barbara O'Connor (Author) : Barbara O'Connor writes novels for children in grades 3 to 6, including HOW TO STEAL A DOG (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Frances Foster; 2007). Others include FAME AND GLORY IN FREEDOM, GEORGIA, MOONPIE AN... more
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12/3/2011 Allison Hunter-Frederick said:
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor surprised me, not simply because it covered serious subjects of separation, homelessness, and theft, but also because of how Barbara O’Connor tackled issues. Dark problems are not often explored in children’s books. When they are, they rarely feel so real t... more

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 2146086
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5/21/2008 Julie Bowe tagged as: I recommend

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2/21/2008 Carmela Martino said:
I have to admit, I had a hard time getting into this book. I think it was because the premise was so sad: a girl, her younger brother and mom living in a car because they can't afford an apartment. But the book turned out to have a few surprises, and I ended up enjoying it more than I expected. I th... more

tags: I read

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12/9/2007 Angela Goughnour tagged as: Inspired me

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11/5/2007 jama rattigan said: A unique premise and an accessible main character make this book a good read!
tags: I recommend, I read

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7/27/2007 Barbara O'Connor tagged as: I Read, I wrote

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