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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor


Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don’t do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you’re in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

Georgina Hayes is desperate. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. When Georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach. All she has to do is “borrow” the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward. What happens next is the last thing she expected.

About the Author

Barbara O’Connor is the author of several notable books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia and Me and Rupert Goody, an ALA Notable Book. Her next book, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, will be available from FSG in Fall 2009. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; First Edition edition (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312561121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312561123
 I know this is another kid's book, but it just looks so cute!  Square Fish does a great job with meaningful stories for children!


  1. That dog on the cover is adorable!

    I love your dog days of summer!

  2. Yes, $500 could help. That must be a funny book. I will remember, "Dog Days of Summer:How to Steal a Dog" Sounds like I would love it!
    I love your book review about the guy who wrote entertaining stories to save up for his dog's medical bills. Too sweet and your dog on the sand. OMG!


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