The Summer of Riley - By Eve Bunting

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The Summer of Riley


Dogs Have Rights Too

Written by: Eve Bunting
Category: Fiction, Children, Story

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 000714010X
ISBN 13: 9780007140107
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Date Published: United Kingdom, July 1st, 2002
Language: English
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Condition: Very Good (7115-1)
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Notes: Usual Library Stamps and stickers. Cover is laminated, Ex Library

Synopsis:

The ultimate boy and dog story. Heartwarming and inspiring story as a boy fights to keep his dog alive. For 8 -- 12 year olds. Eleven-year-old William gets his dog after a stormy period in his life; his parents have separated, dad has just got engaged and then his grandfather dies without any warning. Though Riley is no substitute for Grandpa, he is a wonderful dog. Riley behaves impeccably, he comes when called; doesn't make puddles; sits up straight in the car and doesn't tear up the flowerbeds. He is, in fact, the perfect dog. UNTIL one day he goes beserk with a neighbour's beloved old racehorse. Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose something else that is close to him. Riley is taken away,...William and best-friend Grace start a campaign to save Riley.They get him a lawyer and get an action group together to raise money for his defence.The Press latch on to the story. Another action group is formed by the horse owner's friend and it's their intention NOT to save Riley. Polls are taken and the electorate are undecided. The final day of Riley's life dawns and it's going to take a miracle to save him. But William never gives up. Through sheer determination and hours surfing the internet, William comes up with the answer and the novel ends happily. An inspiring novel as William struggles to fight for what he believes in and about learning to accept life's changes. This is a hugely satisfying novel with a real feel-good factor.The pace is maintained to the end and it is a riveting read, particularly for animal-loving children. Author Biography Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York. Read more

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