Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Doyle, Roddy

 Publisher:  Amulet Books (2015)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 183 p., ill., 24 cm.

 BTSB No: 289928 ISBN: 9781419714795
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Depression (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction
 Ireland -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

The Black Dog of depression has descended over Dublin, but siblings Rayzer and Gloria are determined to stop it, and soon they are joined by thousands of other children and some magical animals on a chase through the streets, parks, and beaches of Dublin.

 Illustrator: Hughes, Emily
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 176918

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/15)
   School Library Journal (07/01/15)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2015 Gr 5–8—The Black Dog of Depression has arrived in Dublin, bringing with him a sense of despair that seems to affect many of the adults in the city. When the Dog's influence reaches their home, causing their uncle to lose his business, Gloria and Raymond (at the insistence of their eccentric grandmother) begin chasing the Dog through the streets. As more and more children join them on the chase, Raymond and Gloria wonder how they are going to defeat an antagonist that they sometimes can't even see. When they discover an unlikely weapon against the beast, they push back against his influence and discover something simply brilliant. The story itself is incredibly charming and the characters delightful. Readers will relate to Gloria and Raymond and their desire to understand and help the adults in their lives. VERDICT Doyle has crafted a clever and accessible novel that will spark conversation about both economic and emotional depression.—Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TX - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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