American Dog: Chestnut

American Dog: Chestnut

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Max comes a heartwarming, middle grade adventure story about a rescue dog, Chestnut, who befriends a girl trying to save her family's Christmas tree farm in North Carolina. Chestnut is a dog searching for a purpose. After being abandoned in the North Carolina woods, Chestnut wishes he could use his great tracking skills to find a home. When twelve-year-old Meg discovers Chestnut injured in the back woods near her family's Christmas farm, she's feeling just as lonely herself. Meg can't help thinking that they'd make a great team. But with a missing Christmas tree taking up her family's attention, Meg knows she'll have to work hard to prove that Chestnut isn't just another problem that can't be solved. Can Meg and Chestnut crack the case of the missing tree before it's too late? AGES: 10 to 12 AUTHOR: Jennifer Li Shotz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine., about the coolest war dog ever. She is also the author of the Hero and Scout series. Among other things, Jen has written about sugar addiction, stinky shoes, and sports-related concussions. A Los Angeles native, she graduated from Vassar and has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia. A senior editor for Scholastic Action Magazine, she lives with her family and Puerto Rican rescue dog, Vida, in Brooklyn
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 27.94mm | 294.84g
  • Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0358108705
  • 9780358108702

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"Meg is a complex character....Shotz's canine confection has rapid pacing and short chapters fueled by high drama and emotional tension."--Kirkus
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About Jennifer Li Shotz

Jennifer Li Shotz is the author of Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine., and the Hero and Scout series about brave dogs and their humans. Jen was a cat person until she and her family adopted a sweet, stubborn, adorable rescue pup, who occasionally lets Jen sit on the couch. Jen lives with her family in Brooklyn, loves chocolate chip cookies with very few chips, and still secretly loves cats. Please don't tell the dog. For the occasional tweet, follow her @jenshotz.
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