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  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Stay
  • Bobbie Pyron
  • 13 May 2017
  • 9780062839244

Stay Fans Of Pax And A Dog S Way Home Will Love This Heartwarming Story Of A Girl Living In A Shelter And The Homeless Dog She S Determined To Reunite With His Family.Piper S Life Is Turned Upside Down When Her Family Moves Into A Shelter In A Whole New City She Misses Her House, Her Friends, And Her Privacy And She Hates Being Labeled The Homeless Girl At Her New School.But While Hope House Offers Her New Challenges, It Also Brings New Friendships, Like The Girls In Firefly Girls Troop 423 And A Sweet Street Dog Named Baby So When Baby S Person Goes Missing, Piper Knows She Has To Help But Helping Means Finding The Courage To Trust Herself And Her New Friends, No Matter What Anyone Says About Them Before Baby Gets Taken Away For Good.Told In Alternating Perspectives, This Classic And Heartfelt Animal Tale Proclaims The Importance Of Hope, The Power Of Story, And The True Meaning Of Home.

10 thoughts on “Stay

  1. Ms. Yingling says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusPiper s family has moved around a lot recently since her father is out of work They ve stayed with relatives, but have generally stayed in warm places Louisiana, Florida, Texas Now, the family has landed in Idaho in a homeless shelter Piper is embarrassed and not happy that her father has to stay in the men s shelter apart from them Still, there are lots of things to be done to settle in, and the family sets up their rooms, finds a Community Kitchen for their meals, and get Piper enrolled in school During their travels, they see a woman living on the streets with a small dog, and Piper is immediately drawn to Baby Jewel is older and in poor health, and often confused, but other people help watch out for her, including Ree, who also has a dog When Jewel is hospitalized, Baby is left alone Ree takes care of her, and gives Piper and her father Jewel s knapsack for safekeeping There is a Firefly Girl group that has meetings at Hope House, and Piper is glad for a familiar activity with other girls who are in similar circumstances She befriends Karina, who also goes to her school, and finds a place to sit at lunch where she feels comfortable She tries to visit Baby as often as possible, and she and her friends try to piece together some information about Jewell so they can get her the help she needs They eventually find out that Jewel struggled with mental issues that required medication, and was on her way to stay with her sister in a pet friendly senior facility in Boise With the help of the Firefly Girls cookie fundraiser, money is raised to send Jewel and Baby to Boise Piper s family is slowly getting back on their feet, and she is glad that she was able to help someone else Strengths Piper s family is down on their luck, but still positive and working to make their lives better The realities of living in a shelter, especially when other kids at school know you do, are unflinchingly portrayed, and reading about Piper s struggles will hopefully make children empathetic Jewel s journey to living on the streets with her beloved dog is also described in a way that shows how close many people are to being homeless just a small series of set backs can be all it takes The community of homeless dog lovers is especially fascinating This was just a well written story with a fantastic combination of ingredients Combined with the cover, it will circulate as well as Nielsen s No Fixed Address, which has been a runaway favorite in my library.Weaknesses There isn t anything I disliked about this book perhaps the one weak link was the Firefly Girls cookie sale Fund raisers are hard on any child, but seem like a bad idea with children living in a homeless shelter It was nice to see them be willing to donate the money to someone less fortunate, though What I really think Like Bauer s Almost Home 2012 , this will see steady circulation because it is interesting, fast paced, and still somehow heart wrenching Excellent book

  2. Heather says:

    Oh my goodness This book will hold your heart and remind us all that the best things, the most gracious of deeds for others can be done when one has nothing but a bag of rumpled shirts to their name or a pet to hug and love D.I absolutely loved the short chapters from Baby s perspective the little dog wanting nothing that to be with his Jewel his elderly owner who has lost her way and feel the sun on his belly Luckily, he crosses paths with an amazing little girl, Piper, with a heart bigger than the moon, who thinks beyond herself and draws others both kids and adults to help her reunite Baby with Jewel and aid the pair of them to rediscover they way they d lost so long ago.Beautiful story with a cover that you can t help but grin at.Such a big thanks to HarperChildrens for granting me such an amazing opportunity to read this journey of a girl and a small dog who knows what s truly important beyond the possessions of this world Can t wait to tell my family all about it D

  3. Michelle Simpson says:

    I really loved this book It tugs on your heartstrings while still moving at a pace that will keep young readers interested Piper s family has become homeless, and they are all trying to adjust to life in a shelter Even while her own world has just come crashing down around her during their financial and home crisis, Piper focuses her attention on Jewel, stranger she has just me, and her beloved dog, Baby Piper does everything possible to help Jewel and keep her together with her pet The only thing I wondered about was the brownie sale held by the Firefly girls Would that be a common thing for kids living in a homeless shelter to be expected to sell brownies as a fundraiser That seems like it would be a burden on some of those families I look forward to sharing this book with students Thank you to Edelweiss for the early Digital Review Copy Excellent book

  4. Kelly says:

    I loved this book This would be a terrific 5th grade read aloud or a great small group discussion book Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for an advance reader copy.

  5. Julie says:

    Homelessness dog heart winner in my book Kids will love.

  6. Barbara says:

    What s not to love about this book A heart tugging story that kids will love.

  7. Namrata says:

    BOI WITH THAT COVER, HOW THE FRIP COULD I SAY NO

  8. Leslie Jones says:

    A sweet story of hope and redemption.