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A Dog's Life

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A Dog's Life

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"I can't speak for all dogs.
Not all dogs are alike.
And most certainly, not all dogs
have the same experiences. . . ."
Squirrel is not like most dogs. Born a stray, she must make her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal. Her life story, in her own words, is marked by loss, but also by an inspiring instinct to survive. And when it seems she will roam the woods and country roads alone forever, Squirrel makes two friends who, in very different ways, define her fate.
At once heartrending and hopeful, Ann Martin's exquisite story of a dog's life is told with her trademark grace and insight.
From the Compact Disc edition.
"I can't speak for all dogs.
Not all dogs are alike.
And most certainly, not all dogs
have the same experiences. . . ."
Squirrel is not like most dogs. Born a stray, she must make her own way in the world, facing busy highways, changing seasons, and humans both gentle and brutal. Her life story, in her own words, is marked by loss, but also by an inspiring instinct to survive. And when it seems she will roam the woods and country roads alone forever, Squirrel makes two friends who, in very different ways, define her fate.
At once heartrending and hopeful, Ann Martin's exquisite story of a dog's life is told with her trademark grace and insight.
From the Compact Disc edition.
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About the Author-
  • Ann M. Martin, a Newbery Honor winner, is the author of many books for young readers, including A Corner of the Universe, a Newbery Honor Book; and Leo the Magnificat. Ms. Martin funds such charities as The Lisa Libraries and The Ann M. Martin Foundation. She makes her home in upstate New York.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Squirrel, born a stray dog, learns the hard way about survival. Starting from Squirrel's older years and looking back, Martin allows the reader to listen with concern, but not fear, as Squirrel tells of her life from stray puppy to well-loved pet. Wendy Dillon gives all the characters individual voices, which accurately portray George's impatience, Marcy's bewilderment, and Susan's kindness. Squirrel's voice is exceptional; it is clearly that of an older, experienced dog--husky and warm, steady and calm--and Dillon paces it slowly to enhance the sense of age, patience, and wisdom. The nuances in her voice create images that range from carefree to bittersweet. Squirrel's life story is told with acceptance and a poignant grace. W.L.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine
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