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Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1

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Animals, Death & Dying, Family

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My Old Pal, Oscar

Written by:

Amy Hest

Illustrated By:

Amy Bates

Published:

May 3, 2016

Publisher:

Harry N. Abrams

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Summary

After a young boy’s beloved pet passes away, he encounters an adorable stray dog on the beach. The boy tries to walk away and ignore the cuddly creature, but the puppy continues to follow him, undeterred. Though the boy is still dealing with the pain of his loss and feels afraid to care about a new pet again, as the two walk the sand together, the boy slowly opens himself up to the joy of having a new dog in his life and making peace with the past.

 

New York Times bestselling Amy Hest and Amy Bates, the beloved team who created The Dog Who Belonged to No One, have created a touching story about new beginnings and how friendship and love have the power to heal.

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