Bound To Stay Bound

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 Bailey's story : a puppy tale (Dog's purpose puppy tale)
 Author: Cameron, W. Bruce

 Publisher:  Starscape (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 206 p., ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 183949 ISBN: 9780765388407
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Dogs -- Fiction
 Mixed breed dogs -- Fiction
 Human-animal relationship -- Fiction

Price: $6.55

When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple--that sometimes bad things happen--and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.

 Illustrator: Cowdrey, Richard
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 185487
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 69084

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 Gr 3–6—A heartwarming illustrated novel adapted for young readers from the best-selling A Dog's Purpose. Bailey, a golden retriever, narrates the story. Sensing that puppies are meant to leave their mothers and that there is something on the other side of the gate that he was born to find, Bailey leaves his dog family and soon meets Ethan ("I hadn't known that there was such a thing as a boy in the world. But now that I'd found one, I was sure that there could not be anything better."). Bailey is determined to be with the boy he loves. He learns that sometimes bad things happen and there is no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves. This is a touching book about the connection dogs have with humans and how they communicate in their own special way. Black-and-white illustrations bring Bailey and his world to life. Discussion and activity guides are included, which will help promote conversations about Bailey's tale and the insights it provides about humankind's best friend. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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