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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Duncan Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545134521
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A charming story for dog lovers everywhere--and soon to be a major motion picture!

FORMAT: 4 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Katherine Kellgren

The Walkers are moving to a new town, and staying with an aunt who's allergic to dogs. Too bad for Andi and her brother Bruce, who love dogs -- and happen to meet a stray that needs help. Soon, Andi hatches a plan, turning the abandoned house down the block into a hotel for dogs. But as more and more tenants move in, the secret gets too big to keep. Can the kids save their canine castle? Or will the hotel have to close?
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kellgren’s pacing is perfect for enhancing the humor laced throughout as the children struggle to keep their enterprise a secret. She reflects the story’s wide range of emotions—from excitement and enthusiasm as the kids build ‘the hotel staff’ with new friends to the miseries that accompany a move to a new community. With the quavery voice of Aunt Alice and the bright sopranos of the children, Kellgren propels listeners to the satisfying ending.”

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  • “Young readers will love Andi and her hotel guests and will be on the edge of their seats to find out what happens. The conflicts are real and the solution is believable…recommended.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/6/2014

    " For dog lovers. Andi and Bruce are uprooted to a new town while their dad trains for a his new promotion. They live with an elderly aunt who is allergic to animals, start at a new school, and have to leave their pet with former neighbors. One rainy night Andi finds a stray dog who then has puppies! What to do, what to do. Conveniently just a few houses away is an empty home for sale--voila a new home for the stray and her family. Of course, other stray dogs begin to show up needing a home thus the Dog Hotel is established. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/30/2014

    " a great readaloud with the 7 year old crowd. Haven't seen the movie yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tarissa | 1/25/2014

    " What a fun childrens' book! Both my brother and I liked "Hotel for Dogs". It was a charming, childhood story. After all, wouldn't every pet-loving kid relish in the idea of creating a hotel for doggie visitors? Sounds like a terrific idea to me. I wish that I could join in the with the characters in the book. If you're looking for a fun book with new original storyline concepts, this should be the one you pick up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/22/2014

    " what i learned from this book is that when you go somewhere you might not like it so you don't want to be judgemental. also i learned that if you start a dog hotel and your aunt is allergic to dogs you might want to make sure that your aunt doesn't get near any dogs in your hotel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 1/15/2014

    " Dog lovers will enjoy this, especially the younger set. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Reilly-Sanders | 1/7/2014

    " Despite some issues the outdated female role portrayals, I actually really enjoyed this. The descriptions of dogs can't help but to win affection and the kids' feelings feel honest and real. Duncan does a good job of balancing male and female interest by having two main protagonists, one of each gender. However, while the book has been updated with the names of the characters in the movie, the gender stereotypes have not been changed. The girls do the cleaning and feeding housework while the boys go out and earn money. At one point, Andi/Liz even mentioned that she wants to practice for the day when she'll have her own kitchen while making excuses to do the dishes and gather dog scraps. It's unfortunately a bit of a turn off. Otherwise, the book would work well, appealing to lots of different students and possibly making some fun math connections, as the characters talk about paying for the things they need (bog food, bowls, brushes etc) and reimbursing for things taken or damaged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Kim | 1/6/2014

    " I like this book because I like animal. So this book was special to me. I was glad to read this book. I thought many things by this book's main character, Andi. she loves animals too. I didn't imagine about hotel for dogs before I read this book. But If she have real hotel for dogs, I will want to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 justjenn | 12/31/2013

    " Listened to this with the boys. The loved that it was so different from the movie. The like both. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sir Kittykinz | 12/12/2013

    " I don't know why (I really don't say this often) but I think the movie was better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/2/2013

    " Cool story but a little below my reading level. I saw the movie but it was a lot better than the actual book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/26/2013

    " Fun story, shades of Beverly Cleary, the only thing the same in the movie are the names and a pillow, otherwise the book is a sweet, more believable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yosi | 11/24/2013

    " IT is a god book for kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 9/23/2013

    " Children's fiction. Charming audio production of a cute doggy story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayne Ronspies | 6/26/2013

    " I thought this book was a very good book. It was easy to follow and funny as well. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to read an easy, funny book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 6/18/2013

    " I never saw the movie but the book is charming! Dog lovers will especially appreciate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/27/2013

    " Cute, though fairly unrealistic. In real life, the dogs would go nuts in their hotel if they didn't have constant human attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella Yanke | 3/29/2013

    " It's a simple, yet sweet story. It shows how much kids can care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaity | 11/27/2012

    " Great insperational story!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcie | 4/15/2012

    " I liked the movie, but I liked the book better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 1/9/2012

    " The kids in this book don't talk like kids; they talk like 60-year-old women. Or maybe this is how kids talked back before I was born, when the book was originally written. We'll never know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 11/25/2011

    " A great novel! Read it! You know you want to! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 11/23/2011

    " Enjoyed re-reading this and sharing with my son "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 9/20/2011

    " So funny, dramatic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Yingling | 5/17/2011

    " I didn't realize this was QUITE this old, but it held up better than one would expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruntonmd | 4/13/2011

    " I think it's a good book, but I think that their were some spelling mistakes in it because some of it didn't make sense "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaDawn | 3/25/2011

    " Much better than the movie! Listened to this in the care with my 7 year old. She loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 8/11/2010

    " Children's fiction. Charming audio production of a cute doggy story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 8/9/2010

    " A great novel! Read it! You know you want to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/2/2010

    " Cool story but a little below my reading level. I saw the movie but it was a lot better than the actual book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella | 5/8/2010

    " It's a simple, yet sweet story. It shows how much kids can care.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/9/2010

    " So cute. Didn't get to see the movie but will definately rent it now. Kids after my own heart! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 8/30/2009

    " I loved this book. It was a fantastic realistic fiction book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 justjenn | 8/10/2009

    " Listened to this with the boys. The loved that it was so different from the movie. The like both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 7/27/2009

    " I never saw the movie but the book is charming! Dog lovers will especially appreciate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 7/20/2009

    " Give all animals a home. They need a home just like you need a home. You need shelter, so does the animals. Love the animals the nthey will love you too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 7/9/2009

    " Fun story, shades of Beverly Cleary, the only thing the same in the movie are the names and a pillow, otherwise the book is a sweet, more believable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yosi | 3/5/2009

    " IT is a god book for kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/22/2009

    " a great readaloud with the 7 year old crowd. Haven't seen the movie yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 2/19/2009

    " Great book for kids who like dogs. Andi and her brother Bruce have moved from New Mexico to New Jersey. Andi had to leave her dog Bebe behind. She ends up helping stray dogs and makes some friends along the way. "

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About the Author
Author Lois Duncan

Lois Duncan is the author of forty-eight books, ranging from children’s picture books to adult novels, but she is best known for her young adult suspense novels. Many of those have been chosen as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults and Jr. Literary Guild Selections, and they have won Young Readers Awards in sixteen states and three foreign countries. Six of her novels, including Summer of Fear, Killing Mr. Griffin, Gallows Hill, and Ransom, were made-for-TV movies. Over 300 of her articles and short stories have appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, and Reader’s Digest. In 1992, Lois received the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Lois has also written novels and nonfiction books for adults, including Who Killed My Daughter?, the true story of her search for the truth behind the brutal murder of the youngest of her five children, eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn. 

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.