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Dog days

by English, Karen,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
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Summary

It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary. Gavin had lots of friends at his old school, but the kidsnbsp;here don't even know that he's pretty good at skateboarding, or how awesome he is at soccer.nbsp;And when hisnbsp;classmate Richard comes over and the boys end upnbsp;in trouble, not only does Gavin risk losing his one new friend, he has to take care ofnbsp;his great aunt Myrtle's horrible little dog as punishment.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;To make matters worse, Gavin seems to have attracted the attention of the school bully.nbsp;Will he be able tonbsp;avoid getting poundednbsp;at the skate park?nbsp;And how is henbsp;ever going to prove he's coolnbsp;withnbsp;a yappy little Pomeranian wearing a pink bow at his side?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Third-grader Gavin knows you have to start over whenever you change schools. He has made one new friend so far Richard but there is still so much his new classmates don't know yet, like that he is practically a soccer star and really good at his times tables. Gavin's attempts to fit in are further hampered when he has to spend a week walking his great-aunt Myrtle's Pomeranian so he can pay back his older sister for the snow globe he and Richard broke. How Gavin survives the week despite unwanted attention from the school bully, the undignified picking up of poop, bossy girls, a stolen chew toy, and a lack of snacks makes for a tale of small triumphs. The story is told in the present tense, which gives immediacy to the events; each injustice stings sharper, but so does each triumph feel mightier. Black-and-white spot illustrations break up the text and make this an accessible book for emerging chapter-book readers. While there is some crossover with English's previous Nikki and Deja series, this story belongs to Gavin.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "English returns to Carver Elementary, the setting of her Nikka and Deja books, in this strong kickoff to her Carver Chronicles series. This time, the protagonist is new student Gavin, whose cool-kid potential (namely his basketball and skateboard skills) is undermined by his family. His parents don't allow him to play "overly violent" video games, and his older sister, Danielle, calls him mortifying nicknames like Gavmeister. Both of these horrors are revealed when Gavin's new friend, Richard, comes over, a visit that ends with the boys accidentally breaking Danielle's prized snow globe. In order to pay back his sister, Gavin earns money by walking his great-aunt Myrtle's cranky and extremely accessorized Pomeranian, Carlotta. English captures Gavin's realistic frustrations on the home front and the social nuances of elementary school life as he struggles to fit in without compromising himself ("Gavin doesn't know if he likes that Deja girl. She reminds him too much of his sister"). Freeman's upbeat spot illustrations and English's accessible storytelling target the book to emerging independent readers. Ages 6-9. Illustrator's agent: Bernadette Szost, Portfolio Solutions. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series English, Karen. Carver chronicles ; 1.
Subjects Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Great-aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullies -- Juvenile fiction.
Pomeranian dog -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Great-aunts -- Fiction.
Bullies -- Fiction.
Pomeranian dog -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston ; New York :2013
Contributors Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), illustrator.
Language English
Description 122 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780547970448 (hardback)
0547970447 (hardback)
9780544339125 (paperback)
0544339126 (paperback)
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