Author: Bauer, Joan
Newly orphaned and living with the half-sister she hardly knows, twelve-year-old Olive rediscovers her hope when she starts training a guide dog puppy.
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Booklist - 05/15/2020 If the Hallmark channel produced children’s movies, they’d option Bauer’s latest in a flash. She goes straight for the heart with the death of a parent, reunited sisters, endearing small-town characters, and puppies. Don’t resist. Just give in and let the wholesome story wash over you and work its magic. Having recently lost her father to cancer, 12-year-old Olive is still grieving while also coping with the significant changes such a loss entails, such as moving to a new town. The silver lining to this sad situation is getting to have her older half sister, Maudie, in her life as her new guardian; the two adore each other. Things brighten considerably in Olive’s world when she gets the chance to raise a puppy that will be trained as a seeing-eye dog. Lumie is a challenge and an endless source of love, and caring for her helps Olive move through her grief and connect with people in her new neighborhood. Bauer delivers a gratifying tale with realistic life lessons and literal puppy love. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.