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Elvis and the underdogs

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From Jenny Lee, writer on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country, this feel-good middle-grade novel is about a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog . . . who can talk!

Benji Wendell Barnsworth is a small ten-year-old boy with a big personality. Born premature, Benji is sickly, accident-prone, and at the hospital so often he even has his own punch card. So when Benji wakes up one day from a particularly bad spell, his doctors take the radical step of suggesting he get a therapy dog. But when a massive crate arrives at Benji's house, out walks a two-hundred-pound Newfoundland who can talk! And boy, is he bossy.

In this hilarious and heartwarming friendship story in the tradition of bestselling authors Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen, Elvis brings out the dog lover in the most surprising people and shows Benji that making new friends may not be as scary as he once thought.

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Grouping Title elvis and the underdogs
Grouping Author lee jenny
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-20 22:46:08PM
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subject_facet Bullies -- Fiction, Bullies -- Juvenile fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Family life -- Juvenile fiction, Human-animal communication -- Fiction, Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Service dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Service dogs. -- Fiction, Sick -- Fiction, Sick -- Juvenile fiction
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title_full Elvis and the Underdogs, Elvis and the underdogs / Jenny Lee ; illustrations by Kelly Light
title_short Elvis and the underdogs
topic_facet Bullies, Dogs, Family life, Human-animal communication, Humor (Fiction), Juvenile Fiction, Schools, Service dogs, Sick