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The Old Dog

by Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrated by James Ransome

Published by HarperCollins, 1995
32 pages
ISBN: 0-06-024409-7

Ages 3 - 8

When Ben awakens one morning and finds that his dog doesn't respond with the usual tail wagging when he pets her, he calls his father from the breakfast table, HarperCollins, "She's dead," his father tells him. All day long Ben thinks of his dog and the the things they used to do together. Charlotte Zolotow's outstanding text explains and comforts simultaneously while James Ransome's detailed oil paintings aptly show the sadness of a young African-American boy grieving the death of a beloved pet. Revised and newly illustrated. CCBC categories: UNDERSTANDING ONESELF AND OTHERS; NEW EDITIONS OF CLASSIC LITERATURE.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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