A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

Newbery Honor author Ann Martin's "heartwrenching and heartwarming" (Kirkus) dog story, now in paperback, with After Words bonus material.

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.

Title:A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780439717007
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    A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray Reviews

  • Suzanne

    I read this book after my 11 year old son. This took no convincing as it’s written by none other than the author of my favourite childhood series. This is third book I’ve read by her this year, th...

  • Michelle

    I didn't really expect to like this book much, but I picked up on a whim anyway. It had two basic strikes against it: (1) It's told from the dog's point of view, which can sometimes be really odd to r...

  • Katherine

    A Dogs Life is about a stray mutt named Squirlle, who was born in a shed with her mom (Stream) and her brother (Bone). It's a really sad book, and it actually made me cry at times. ...

  • Ginger

    The saddest and most "touching" *sniff sniff* book I've ever read...If you love animals lou'll love this book!...

  • Dusty

    A Dog's Life is a popular (and apparently commonly taught) piece of youth literature that imagines the life of a stray dog who is born in the bed of a wheelbarrow, who wanders between towns and farms ...

  • Audrey

    I never realized how hard the life of a stray dog could be. In this book you meet Squirrel's mother and brother, and his good friend Moon. You realized that dogs really make strong relationships with ...

  • Sheila

    Okay, I really wanted to like this story, I really did. And at the very beginning, I thought I would. But the further I got into the story, the more it started to annoy me. Probably 90% of the people ...

  • Laney

    Still one of my favorite books....

  • Kathy

    A warning should be attached to this book. "You may never look at strays the same after reading this story." I've always been sensitive to the hardships that strays, dogs and cats, suffer and am easil...

  • Amanda

    I read this book to my eight-year-old and would highly recommend it to parents who still read to their older children. It may be too sad on many occasions for younger children to handle. The book has ...