Sunday 14 May 2023

Book ~ "Spirit" (2018) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! 

Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?

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

Lizzie was walking to her friend's house in a snowstorm when she hears barking. Following the sound, she discovers a white German shepherd puppy who leads her to where his family had crashed their car. The family's dog had had puppies and Spirit was the last one to find a home. The family has a couple of kids and another one is on the way and having a young puppy is just too much so the Petersons agree to foster Spirit and find him a home. But Spirit is sad because he isn't with his family and misses them.

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 Spirit's point of view. It is the fiftieth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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