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From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes an action-filled adventure about friendship, imagination, and what it means to be a hero, perfect for fans of classic dog and friendship stories like Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.

The short length makes Hero a great pick for reluctant readers and readers who have just graduated from chapter books, but its themes of bullying and finding courage to stand up for what's right mean the story is meaty enough for more advanced readers, too.

Leo is invincible when he's pretending to be a gladiator in his imagination, but in real life, he struggles to make friends--unless you count his neighbor's little dog, Jack Pepper. So Leo is thrilled when the cool kids invite him to hang out, even though they sometimes pressure him to do mean things.

When Leo accidentally does something that makes the whole town think he's a hero, he rolls with it--it feels nice to be celebrated, even if it's a lie. But when Jack Pepper needs Leo's help, can Leo find it in himself to be a genuine hero?

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Last Grouping Update 2018-12-12 22:50:54PM
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display_description An accident at school brings quiet, imaginative Leo to the attention of the popular crowd, but their expectations have him misbehaving and cause him to lose his best friend George, so when a neighbor's dog is trapped by a meteor strike Leo becomes a real hero in hopes of setting things right.
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subject_facet Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction, Heroes -- Juvenile fiction, Jack Russell terrier -- Juvenile fiction, Meteors -- Juvenile fiction, Popularity -- Juvenile fiction
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topic_facet Best friends, Children, Conduct of life, Dogs, Friendship in children, Heroes, Jack Russell terrier, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Meteors, Popularity