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Lenore Finds a Friend: A True Story from Bedlam Farm (My Readers Level 2) Hardcover – September 4, 2012

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Two of the canine stars of Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm (2011) return in this gentle true story of interspecies affection. Katz again pulls double-duty as writer and photographer and hooks readers from the first spread: “When Lenore came to Bedlam Farm, she was just a puppy. None of the other animals wanted to be her friend.” This, of course, is paired with a heart-melting shot of a lonely-looking puppy. Katz skillfully uses the repetition of a picture book to continue the story: “The rooster crowed at her. The donkey tried to kick her. The goats just jeered.” The plot soon becomes a three-character struggle between Lenore, the ram she kisses in hopes of making a friend, and border collie Rose, who disapproves of the relationship: “Why would a dog want to be friends with a ram?” Katz’s photos, too, share the compositional traits of a picture book, with characters effectively foregrounded or split off into opposing halves of a frame to signal rumination or opposition. It’s irresistible, of course—small, personal, and heartwarming. Preschool-Grade 1. --Daniel Kraus

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“Bedlam Farm seems an idyllic spot with a natural appeal to children, who are likely to ask for more about Lenore.” ―Kirkus

“This gorgeous, heartwarming book . . . stands out from the pack.” ―School Library Journal, starred review on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“This is the love letter people wish they could write to their own pets.” ―Booklist on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“Katz's photographs depicting the dogs' vastly different personalities are great fun for dog lovers and a fine lesson for dog fearers. Lenore, it turns out, makes sure everyone is happy.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“A highly specific, not preachy, charmer.” ―The Chicago Tribune on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

“A beautifully photographed and clever story.” ―The Examiner.com on Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: My Readers Level 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080509220X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805092202
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I heard about this book on a book review show, and ordered it to give to the grand kids for Christmas. I am very picky about only giving them quality books, and I am not disappointed at all in this one. Jon Katz is a talented and prolific author of dog stories. It is a sweet story with excellent photos; I don't know why the cover is an illustration. I would recommend this highly for children 3-6.
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very sweet story about wanting a friend , and possible to make up one's own story by the pictures alone. My guess is that a second-third grader can read this maybe with a little help. A good story to initiate conversation with a young child who is trying to get a friend. The pictures of the farm and some farm animals as well as a dog are pleasing.
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My family is thoroughly addicted to the dogs of Bedlam Farm. My personal favorite being Lenore. A sweet tale of being who you are and being friends with whoever comes your way. Wonderful photographs illustrate the story. I want to live on Bedlam Farm.
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I always give a "first" book to all of my pregnant friends. This one I gave to a woman who works at my veterinary clinic and she loved it as much as I did. I'm sure her little girl or boy will treasure it and never tire of looking at the beautiful photos and reading the simple but poignant text.
I would recommend this book as a gift to both children and adults who love and cherish animals and our collective differences.
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A heartwarming story of never giving up on finding a special friend. Shows how being kind and loving will pay off if you are open to a little disappointment along the way. Lenore is a very special animal who opens her heart to everyone. Our girls (8 &10) thought it would be a sad story but were pleased with the ending and loved Lenore! Well written and easy to read ... they were able to read it themselves the second time around.
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Beautiful photographs by author Jon Katz make this gentle story come alive. Lenore, has some difficulty making place for herself in the busy life of Bedlam farm. Then, she proves that a Labrador puppy's love is irresistible to all including the readers.
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Jon Katz writes beautiful stories about his animals and his Bedlam Farm, and
he has easily transitioned to children's books. Great story and pictures
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By df on October 14, 2013
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This book is in very nice condition and as I love Jon Katz' other books, it seemed appropriate to have in the collection. It will be loved by the reader when she opens it on Christmas morning.
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