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The puppy was small and fuzzy, with a friendly, wagging tail -- and Ricky was afraid of him!No wonder, since he was attacked by a dog when he was just a baby. So when a stray puppy comes sniffling around the farm, Ricky tells it to get lost.But the puppy keeps trying to play with Ricky. And every time Ricky's Mom feeds the cats, the little dog comes running. The cats aren't sharing their food, however, and the poor pup is slowly starving.If Ricky doesn't overcome his fear, the little puppy may die -- but if he lets himself get close enough to feed it, he may find the best friend he's ever had!Winner of the Texas Bluebonnet, the Oklahoma Sequoyah and the Nebraska Golden Sower Awards.
Rick wants to help the starving stray dog wandering around his backyard, but after having been bitten once by a rabid dog, he is terrified to reach out to the hungry pup. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 153
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Bill Wallace
Street Date: April 1, 1992
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-5673
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