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The Resource Lost! A dog called Bear, Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase

Lost! A dog called Bear, Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase

Label
Lost! A dog called Bear
Title
Lost! A dog called Bear
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him
Member of
Storyline
Review
  • Grades 2-4 Logan is upset about his parents’ divorce and unhappy about moving from their farm to the city. Worse, on the long drive to his new home, his dog is lost. In a parallel story, Hannah is disappointed when her parents won’t let her keep the border collie that has stowed away in her Dad’s pickup truck. Still, she gains their permission to volunteer at the animal shelter where they have taken him. The two story threads converge in the satisfying ending. An Australian writer, Orr has a way with words and dialogue that brings this story to life. The book is well designed for readers moving up to chapter books, with its short sentences, well-spaced lines of type, and attractive illustrations. Expressing emotions through subtle physical cues, Boase’s shaded pencil drawings depict both people and dogs with grace and sensitivity. A promising start for the Rainbow Street Shelter series. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 09-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 2, p66)
  • With a limited vocabulary perfect for readers just edging into chapter books, the tale of Logan's efforts to locate his lost dog rings completely true. After Logan's parents separate, he and his mother and Border collie, Bear, head for a new home in the suburbs, but Bear gets lost. Shortly afterward, Hannah's father finds the missing pet in the back of his truck. Hannah is desperate for a pet, but her parents decide to leave the dog at the Rainbow Street Shelter (the name of this new series) to give him his best chance for return to his owners. There Hannah begins volunteering with the animals, recognizing their need for affection. Logan, miserable over leaving his family's farm and his parents' break-up, is devastated by the loss of his beloved dog. As his parents try to track down Bear and Hannah's parents recognize her growing level of responsibility, glimmers of hope appear for both children. While the very brief text, accompanied by frequent attractive black-and-white illustrations, doesn't give room for extensive character development, the essentials are effectively captured. The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books, which will resonate with both pet lovers and children involved in divorces. (Fiction. 7-10)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10013793
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Wendy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 630L
  • Decoding demand: 75 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 90 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 97 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 84 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.O746
LC item number
Lo 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boase, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rainbow Street Shelter
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Lost and found possessions
  • Divorce
  • Moving, Household
Target audience
primary
Label
Lost! A dog called Bear, Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
823459
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780805089318
Lccn
2010029886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805089318
Label
Lost! A dog called Bear, Wendy Orr ; illustrations by Susan Boase
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
823459
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780805089318
Lccn
2010029886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805089318

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