Thursday 6 April 2023

Book ~ "Liberty" (2014) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. 

Lizzie and her family go to the beach for a July 4th weekend trip. Liberty, a golden retriever puppy, gets spooked by the fireworks display and loses her owners. Can the Petersons find her home, even while they are on vacation?

Lizzie, and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. The Peterson family have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

The Petersons are on vacation with family and are renting a cabin near the beach. There are fireworks one night and everyone is there to watch. Suddenly a golden retriever puppy is running loose and Lizzie eventually catches her. According to the tag on her collar, her name is Liberty. Lizzie's dad calls the phone number on the tag and leaves voice mail messages and the family makes and posts signs. A couple days go by with no response from Liberty's owner(s).

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There is a learning experience and a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Liberty's point of view. It is the thirty-second in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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