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Dear Old Dumpling
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Dear Old Dumpling

By Gilles Gauthier, Illustrated by Pierre-André Derome, Translated by Sarah Cummins

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Series: Formac First Novels

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Carl's little puppy Dumpling is barking at everything in sight, standing up to every dog in the neighborhood like he's the canine king of the world.
Carl's mom says Dumpling's in love, so Carl and his pal Gary set out find out with whom. Dumpling leads them on a wild chasepast bulldogs, chihuahuas, a horse and a rabbitand at the end they find Carl's mom and Gary's dad, kissing! This is strange enough, but when they finally find Dumpling's love, it's even more surprising.
Dear Old Dumpling is a story about the mixed feelings of loss and hope experienced by children of single-parent families, and about the love between a boy and his dog.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 30th September 2002
ISBN: 9780887805745
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Black and white illustrations

Binding: Hardback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 30th September 2002
ISBN: 9780887805752
Format: 7in x 4.25in
black and white illustrations

BISAC Code:  JUV002070, JUV019000
Imprint: Formac

Lexile Reading Level: 590L

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First Novels

Beginner chapters books for ages 6 to 9

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  • Engaging stories for early readers
  • Award-winning authors and illustrators
  • Chapter book format, with short chapters and amusing b&w illustrations
  • Reading level: grade 2.0-3.0
  • Interest level: ages 6-9

"young readers will appreciate the accessible text, action-filled black-and-white illustrations and discrete chapters that end on suspenseful notes" — Kirkus Reviews

First Novels are humorous, easy-to-read novels that encourage children to begin reading on their own. The series features vibrant, loveable characters, age-appropriate plots and lively illustrations. The books deal with themes kids face every day such as teasing, friendship, competition and multiculturalism.