Birdie for Now
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Dickon wasn't happy in his old home or his old school. He hopes that in his new neighborhood he will meet children who never knew his old, hyper self, who will like him for who he is now. And he hopes for a dog of his own. Dickon's mother calls him Birdie. She feeds him milk from a teddy bear mug. She worries if he's out of her sight for a moment and she knows how filthy and vicious dogs can be. Dickon is delighted to discover that the Humane Society is right on the other side of the fence behind the new house, but only by disobeying his mother will he ever get close to a real dog.



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Date de parution 01 septembre 2002
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781554695782
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 2 Mo

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Birdie For Now
Birdie For Now
Copyright © 2002 Jean Little
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.
National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data Little, Jean, 1932-Birdie for now
Electronic Monograph Issued also in print format. ISBN 9781551433899(pdf) -- ISBN 9781554695782 (epub)
I. Title. PS8523.I77B57 2002 jC813’.54 C2002-910032-1
PZ7.L7225Bi 2002
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:2002100303
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Book Publishing Industry Development Program (BPIDP), The Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.
Cover design by Christine Toller Cover & interior illustrations by Renné Benoit
In Canada: Orca Book Publishers PO Box 5626, Station B Victoria, BC Canada V8R 6S4,
In the United States: Orca Book Publishers PO Box 468 Custer, WA USA 98240-0468
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This story is for Ben and Jeanie; Ian and Douglas; Angus, Jack, Daniel and Katie; Melanie and Emilie; Liam and Sebastian; and Hugh and Donnie, with my love.
My affectionate thanks also go to Susan Milton, who introduced me to Toby and Panda, my Papillons, without whom Birdie would never have lived.
Left Behind
On the Way
Table of Contents
“That’s the Humane Society…”
Kids and Dogs
“I’m Dickon Bird”
Nothing You Can Do
Apprentice Trainer
Birdie in Training
Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Fielding
They Might Want Birdie
Battle is Joined
A Real Dog
Birdie in Disgrace
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