The dog, Ray

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By turns humorous, poignant, and moving, this tale of a girl who comes back to Earth as a dog is a nuanced portrait of death, love, grief, and hope.

When my death came it was swift. Swift as a running horse. It wasted no time.

Daisy, age twelve, has died in a car accident. She finds herself in the afterworld, which resembles nothing more than a job center. Her soul is being returned to Earth, but not as a human being--she's returning as a dog. A dog who retains Daisy's thoughts and pluck and is determined to get back to her parents and to get back home. What she doesn't expect is that life as a dog named Ray would come with such worries--and moments of jubilation--as she grows to care for others in a whole new way. Told in a compelling first-person voice, Linda Coggin's incredible novel touches on loyalty and freedom, connection and acceptance, and is sure to stay with readers long after the story is done.

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Grouping Title dog ray
Grouping Author coggin linda
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-12 23:14:36PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-13 02:45:12AM

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author Linda Coggin
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Death -- Fiction, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy fiction, Reincarnation -- Fiction, Reincarnation -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The dog, Ray
title_full The Dog, Ray, The dog, Ray / Linda Coggin
title_short The dog, Ray
topic_facet Death, Dogs, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Reincarnation