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With her newly adopted, goofy pooch at her side, Opal explores her bittersweet world and learns to listen to other people's lives. This warm and winning book hosts an unforgettable cast of characters, including a librarian who fought off a bear with a copy of War and Peace, an ex-con pet-store clerk who plays sweet music to his animal charges, and the neighborhood "witch," a nearly blind woman who sees with her heart. Part Frankie (The Member of the Wedding), part Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird), Opal brings her own unique and wonderful voice to a story of friendship, loneliness, and acceptance. Opal's down-home charm and dead-on honesty will earn her friends and fans far beyond the confines of Naomi, Florida. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What a great story for a read-a-loud or literature circle. Loved the complexity of the characters and how they all come together through this one misfit dog. Read morePublished 1 day ago by it's a great game on business
We love Kate DiCamillo books. Our first ones were the Mercy Watson books and Leroy Ninker... I remember back when the movie came out (which I haven't seen), not realizing it was... Read morePublished 6 days ago by pearleyed
This is a wonderful heartwarming story about a little girl who finds herself in a new town. It is told through her eyes and is brilliantly woven to create a story all children and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by DeePhilly
What a sweet, sweet story. My 9-year-old read it first and then told me to read it. I couldn't put it down. There is no better friend than your dog... Read morePublished 19 days ago by wastingtym
My 8 year old son and I read this book together. We both loved it! The story was engaging, incredibly well written, and used a nice vocabulary of words. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jack's Mom