Wednesday 22 November 2023

Book ~ "Jake" (2017) 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 goes to horse camp with her best friend Maria. While there, Lizzie meets a charismatic German shorthair pointer named Jake. The puppy is very curious about the farm and especially likes to spend time with the horses. Can Lizzie help find Jake a perfect home?

Lizzie is in elementary school. Her family, the Petersons, have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Lizzie and her best friend, Maria, are spending a few days at a horse camp. Maria loves horses while Lizzie is a newbie around them. What Lizzie love love loves is dogs. When Lizzie and Maria arrive at the horse farm, there is a homeless dog named Jake hanging around. Lizzie assumes she will be taking him home and finding him a home ... until she discovers that Jake's best friend is a horse named Smokey.

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 Jake's point of view. It is the 47th in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 66 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

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