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A dog called Homeless

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Praised by Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award-winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart.

Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother, but the only other living soul who does is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. How can Cally convince anyone that her mom is still with the family, or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog belongs with them?

With beautiful, spare writing and adorable animals, A Dog Called Homeless is perfect for readers of favorite middle-grade novels starring dogs, such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.

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subject_facet Blind -- Juvenile fiction, Blind. -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Grief -- Juvenile fiction, Grief. -- Fiction, Hearing impaired -- Fiction, Hearing impaired -- Juvenile fiction, People with disabilities -- Fiction, People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction, Selective mutism -- Fiction, Selective mutism -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A dog called Homeless
title_full A Dog Called Homeless, A dog called Homeless / Sarah Lean
title_short A dog called Homeless
topic_facet Blind, Dogs, Grief, Hearing impaired, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, People with disabilities, Selective mutism, Single-parent families