Chasing Augustus

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A sweetly satisfying novel about a girl and her lost dog, perfect for fans of Jennifer E. Holm and Kirby Larson. Rosie's led a charmed life with her loving dad, who runs the town donut shop. It's true her mother abandoned them when Rosie was just a baby, but her dad's all she's ever needed. But now that her father's had a stroke, Rosie lives with her tough-as-nails grandfather. And her beloved dog, Gloaty Gus, has just gone missing. Rosie's determined to find him. With the help of a new friend and her own determination, she'll follow the trail anywhere . . . no matter where it leads. If she doesn't drive the whole world crazy in the meantime. Kimberly Newton Fusco's tender story brings to life a feisty, unsinkable, unstoppable, unforgettable girl who knows she's a fighter . . . if she can only figure out who's already on her side. Praise for Kimberly Newton Fusco's Beholding Bee: "Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read." -- School Library Journal "[A] really terrific, hopeful story. . . . This could be my favorite middle-grade novel of [the year]." -- The Christian Science Monitor "A modern twist on fairy godmothers [with] strong, supportive women who don't need to provide a Prince Charming to make dreams come true." -- The Horn Book
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Grouped Work ID 86b8c49b-abe7-9cc5-52a7-cd7c68825faf
Grouping Title chasing augustus
Grouping Author fusco kimberly newton
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-10 22:51:04PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-11 02:37:59AM

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display_description During a rough year in which she was placed in the care of her prickly grandfather after her father suffered a stroke, Rosie embarks on a search for her missing dog after he is given away by her estranged mother.
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subject_facet Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction, Lost and found possessions -- Fiction, Lost articles -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Chasing Augustus
title_full Chasing Augustus, Chasing Augustus / Kimberly Newton Fusco
title_short Chasing Augustus
topic_facet Dogs, Families, Family problems, Grandfathers, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Lost and found possessions, Lost articles, Mystery