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How to Steal a Dog (Reprint) (Paperback) (Barbara O'Connor)

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Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected.

How to Steal a Dog is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 170
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Language: English
Street Date: April 27, 2009
TCIN: 11690669
UPC: 9780312561123
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8069

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