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Trouper Hardcover – October 29, 2013
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K-Gr 2-Trouper, a tough three-legged dog, scavenges for food in the streets with a pack of other homeless mutts while "dodging the stones, thrown by boys, who thought the world was mean, and so they had to be." One day, a dogcatcher captures them and takes them to the pound. Though people come and take all the other dogs, no one seems to want Trouper until a kind boy finally adopts him. Narrated in free verse from Trouper's perspective, this tale's voice rings authentically canine (if dogs could write stories, that is). Lewis's characteristic watercolor illustrations laid out in full pages and spreads masterfully accompany Kearney's apt tone, deftly depicting Trouper's varied emotions, from his despondency at being left alone in the shelter to his exuberant joy when running with his new owner. A touching story of hope, friendship, and transcending appearances.-Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In poetic form, the three-legged Trouper gives a first-person account of his life as a shelter dog. From running free with a pack of dogs, scrounging for food, being enticed (with a steak) by the dog catcher, and dealing with cages of the shelter, Trouper watches as the other dogs are adopted. “My heart was a cold, starless night,” he narrates, while Lewis’ dark-blue painting of a lonely cage depicts this low point in the dog’s life. But when a little boy comes over to his cage, hope is renewed. Adopted, the dog finds love and acceptance and the freedom to run with the boy. Kearney bases the story on her own shelter dog, Trouper, while Lewis uses the real Trouper as the model for his heartwarming illustrations. The book presents a picture of shelters that is perhaps more hopeful than realistic—caring handlers; uncrowded, clean facilities; and a near-total adoption rate. Still, this is affecting material. Preschool-Grade 2. --J. B. Petty
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