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Download A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,900 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann M. Martin Narrator: Wendy Dillon Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process, makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by H | 2/19/2014

    " This book is the story of Squirrel, a stray dog who lives her life almost entirely on the fringes of the human world. There are some hard events - Squirrel sees and loses much in her life, and many people are thoughtless or cruel - but Squirrel's matter of fact narration keeps the trauma from being overwhelming to a child reader. Although Squirrel "narrates," this is no talking animal fantasy. The dogs do not talk to each other or other animals. Instead, they weave in and out of each other's lives, signaling with odor, stance, and body - as animals do. This book is contemplative and episodic, and won't be for every reader, but should appeal strongly to children who have a strong righteous streak, animal lovers, or serious minded readers grades 4-6. Give this to your budding vegetarians and veterinarians, or an excellent read aloud for those looking for animal fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hera Morgan | 2/17/2014

    " That is a sad book so don.t read ir "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meghan | 2/13/2014

    " So sad, but a happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jayden | 2/7/2014

    " I usually don't like sad books like this but this one was really good and cute but really sad :( It made me cry! "

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