A heartwarming book, now a 2015 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE. 2015 FINALST for IPNE YOUNG ADULT and LITERARY FICTION categories. Based on a true story. Joey Hanser is a very handsome Labrador Retriever who has endless amounts of energy and curiosity. He loves to run and run, and he also needs to explore outside his boundaries His creative escapologies win him admiration but also land him in trouble. The trouble more than doubles when his human mom wakes up one morning and finds him gone. In Dogs Don't Look Both Ways, author Jane Hanser presents an adventure-filled coming-of-age story about a dog and his family that regales us with Joey's endearing story-telling while it keeps us enthralled. "When reading a book about animals there is always that slight apprehension that 'This is not going to end well ' As a dog and cat lover I have read books in the past and have had to buy in boxes of tissues and chocolate to get to the end.. I am delighted to say that those extreme measures are not required for this book.. All the chocolate that you need is Joey himself who is of the Labrador variety..." writes Sally Cronin, "Smorgasbord - Variety Is the Spice of Life." Dogs Don't Look Both Ways has a unique voice that invites readers to come along on an adventure about discovery and freedom, rules and boundaries, communication, dogs, and, of course, our dependence on the kindness of others. Appropriate for all adults and for children 5th grade and up.
About the Author
Ms. Hanser's evocative poetry, essays and movie reviews have been published in print and online in such publications as "Poetica Magazine," "'The Persimmon Tree," "Every Writer's Resource," "The Jewish Journal," "WordWizard" and more. With an M.Ed., she has developed popular software to teach writing to learners of English, authored a grammar book, and taught ESL at the City University of New York campuses. She is the typing fingers of her recently published book, Dogs Don't Look Both Ways. Ms. Hanser and her husband, who wakes up at 4 am every morning to go running, live in Newton MA. She is involved in many community activities, especially bicycle and pedestrian safety, feeding the hungry, and literacy. She spends way too much time on the computer...
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