- Reading level: Ages 9 and up
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (January 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439717000
- ISBN-13: 978-0439717007
Genre: Children, Realistic Fiction
Synopsis: This story is written from the view point of the dog, years later looking back on her life. The reader starts following her as a puppy and it's all given from the view point of the dog and she loses family members, tackles starvation, packs of vicious dogs, cars, and the ultimate enemy --- human beings.
Our thoughts: My children decided this was a riveting journey as they followed the life of this poor dog. Parts of it made the kids very sad and other parts made them to be very happy. They loved this book and moaned any time we had to stop and do other things in our life. Her name changes several times throughout her life depending on who she lives with. She started off as Squirrel though. It's the name her mother gave her. It is an emotional journey for children though... be warned.
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A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray