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Contributor(s): Vande Velde, Vivian (Author)

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ISBN: 015206172X     ISBN-13: 9780152061722
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2007

Annotation: Amy Prochenko has spent most of fifth grade avoiding Kaitlyn Walker, a bully whose bark is as bad as her bite, and Sean Gorman, the only kid less popular than Amy Then, as if life isn't hard enough, along comes Sherlock.

After escaping from a research laboratory, all Sherlock wants is to be an ordinary dog. But Sherlock is anything but ordinary: he can talk. And when he asks Amy for help, she says yes.

Amy may have bitten off more than she can chew. Soon she finds herself tangled up in dangerous schemes and hanging out with people she never would have chosen to spend a minute with. For the first time, thanks to Sherlock, Amy is popular!

Even better, she finds the best friend she always wanted. But Amy isn't sure she'll be able to save Sherlock. Will this dog have his day?

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Dogs
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2008273276
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Lexile Measure: 840(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.49" H x 5.12" W x 7.44" (0.30 lbs) 146 pages
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 34816
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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Publisher Description:
Fifth grader Amy Prochenko is wildly unpopular. Then one day Amy meets Sherlock, a dog on the run from a university lab. Sherlock is not like other dogs: He can talk, he's smarter than most of Amy's classmates--and he needs Amy's help. Suddenly Amy's life is full of danger and excitement, and she finds she is becoming, of all things, "popular." Best of all, she discovers in Sherlock the sort of friend she's always longed for--and one she must protect no matter what the cost.

Contributor Bio(s): Vande Velde, Vivian: -

Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at www.vivianvandevelde.com.

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