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I Want a Dog

Written by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

Category: Juvenile Fiction; Juvenile Fiction - Family
Imprint: Tundra Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 1994
Age: 6-9 years
Trim Size: 10-1/4 x 8-1/4
# of Pages: 24 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88776-326-7 (0-88776-326-X)

CDN Price: $11.99 / US Price: $9.95

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Every kid wants one, but few are as persistent and inventive about getting one – or a substitute for one – as little May. It seems to little May that everybody has a dog except her. She tries everything, even bringing one home, with no success. Then one day she accidentally discovers that a rollerskate can act like a dog, almost, so she works at acquiring the technical skill that will change it into one, almost. She leads it, walks it – at first timidly, then boldly – ties it up outside stores, takes it all the places a dog can go. In fact, she starts quite a fad on her street of rollerskate walking.


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“Very original and whimsical…the illustrations are beautiful, inspired.”
New York Times



AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Dayal Kaur Khalsa both wrote and illustrated picture books that celebrate the joys in life: the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the togetherness of a family holiday, the ingenuity of a girl who wants a dog, the thrill of discovering a new and delicious food. Her books have won numerous awards, including being chosen twice for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and twice as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Dayal Kaur Khalsa died in 1989.


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