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The good, the bad & the beagle

by Burns, Catherine Lloyd,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J F BUR
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF BURNS Catherine Lloyd
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Summary

In The Good, The Bad & the Beagle , Catherine Lloyd Burns delivers a heartfelt middle-grade novel readers won't soon forget.

Set in Manhattan, The Good, the Bad & the Beagle is the story of feisty eleven-year-old Veronica Morgan, who believes that a furry lemon beagle from the neighborhood pet store will be the solution to the endless worries she has about life in general and friendship in particular.

This is a problem, since her bumbling psychiatrist parents won't buy her the puppy she wants or stop meddling in her life at her challenging new school. But things never turn out the way you plan, particularly if you never stop expecting the worst to happen, and haven't taken a chance on being a true friend yourself.

Praise for The Good, the Bad & the Beagle :

"Offers a warmhearted and realistic take on love, grief, and the difficulties and rewards of making human friends." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will find [Veronica's] journey back to contentment both fully believable and emotionally resonant." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Animal lovers and insecure middle-schoolers alike will connect with this realistic portrayal of tween life." -- Booklist

"Burns approaches serious (and less serious) topics with empathy and humor, making Veronica's mistakes and recoveries as fun to read about as the boldest of adventures." -- VOYA

"Burns's visually descriptive writing brings Manhattan and Veronica's inner thoughts to life." -- School Library Journal

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sixth grade might be the biggest challenge Veronica Morgan has ever faced. Baffled by the intricate social hierarchy at her Upper East Side private school and at a loss about making new friends, her only respite is daily visits to the neighborhood pet store, where she spends wordless hours with Cadbury, a beagle who seems just as lonely as Veronica. Just as she starts to get her footing at school, Veronica is derailed by a tragic loss, but through it, she discovers friends where she least expects to find them. Animal-lovers and insecure middle-schoolers alike will connect with this realistic portrayal of tween life. Burns accurately depicts the difficulty of accepting death and how deeply grief can impact every aspect of life. Veronica's challenges with making friends, overcoming the embarrassing antics of parents, and finding one's true self are equally well depicted. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one will appreciate the respect Burns gives by allowing Veronica her journey from insurmountable grief to eventual recovery.--Hayes, Summer Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "All 11-year-old Veronica Morgan wants is a beagle-specifically Cadbury, the lemon beagle at the pet shop down the street. But since there's no justice in the world, Cadbury is stuck at the store, and Veronica is the new girl in the small sixth-grade class at a fancy private school for girls. Although set on New York City's Upper East Side and featuring a variety of very nice apartments, this is no middle-grade Gossip Girl. Veronica is a sweet, insecure worrier who's more confident around dogs than people. She's happy to pass up a big social event planned by the sixth-grade alpha girls in favor of time with Cadbury when the party coincides with his long-awaited arrival. In her children's book debut, actress and memoirist Burns (It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks) creates a world that, though slightly twee and Manhattan-stereotypic (both Veronica's parents are therapists; there is much eating of Chinese takeout), offers a warmhearted and realistic take on love, grief, and the difficulties and rewards of making human friends. Ages 10-12. Agent: Sarah Burnes, Gernert Company. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Fiction.
Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First Square Fish edition.
Language English
Notes Includes Go fish bonus materials, including questions for the author.
Description 331 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781250091659
1250091659
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