Whoa, did Calvin love this book. And, honestly, he was calmer and nicer and in a better mood for hours after he read it (at least). That's the power of a good story that makes you think. It's Old Yeller in our world (but more readable and I daresay more enjoyable!).
Ages 8 and up.
Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go.