A dog on his own

by Auch, Mary Jane.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j B-O-CD AUC
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j B-O-CD AUC
I'm not a stray, I'm a free and independent dog At least, that's what K-10 likes to tell himself. But as his adventures bring him into contact with a range of dogs--tiny but big-hearted (and hilarious) Peppy, wise old Tucker, and most of all tart-tongued Pearl, he begins to wonder if he might want to have a home after all. Then K-10 meets Adolf and Rotter, and his troubles really begin. Can a dog on his own survive a pair of ferocious bullies to find his way back to a home he never had? Filled with loveable canine characters, this dog's eye view of the world is both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching. Audie-Award winning narrator William Dufris brings his unique blend of sensitivity and wacky humor to a charming novel that Booklist called A compelling, affectionate story of opening not just one's home, but also one's heart.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After six names and six owners, canine K-10 doesn't trust humans. Back in the animal shelter again, he insists he's no stray, just independent. Along with shelter dogs Pearl and Peppy he escapes, but freedom is fraught with complications, including finding food and a safe place to sleep. When Peppy's returned to his owner and Pearl leaves, K-10 falls in with the tough street duo Adolph, a brutish Doberman, and his Rottweiler sidekick, Rotter. Things worsen when K-10 must prove his loyalty, which leads to injury and a heartbreaking series of events. Ultimately, reuniting with Pearl helps him regain hope and a new understanding of himself and others, including humans. K-10 isĀ an engaging character, whose lively narrative intimately details shelter life and survival challenges. Though some of the others are archetypes and there are a few potentially disturbing scenes, the dogs' experiences facing their fears and learning the true meaning of friendship and family will resonate with kids. This is a compelling, affectionate story of opening not just one's home, but also one's heart.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Homelessness -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Homelessness -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Syracuse, N.Y.] :One Voice,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Dufris, William.
Hobin, Todd.
Full Cast Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers A solo reading by William Dufris.
Other Contributors Directed by William Dufris ; produced by Bruce Coville and Danile Bostick ; music by Todd Hobin.
Audience Ages 8 to adult.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Duration : 3 hrs., 6 min.
Description 3 audio discs (3 hr., 6 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781934180877
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