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Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs

Escrito por Lois Duncan

Narrado por Katherine Kellgren


Hotel for Dogs

Escrito por Lois Duncan

Narrado por Katherine Kellgren

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (17 valoraciones)
Longitud:
3 horas
Publicado:
Dec 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780545134521
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Andi loves dogs.
So when an adorable stray shows up, Andi wants to save it-but she can’t take it home. With the help of her brother Bruce, she rescues the stray and its puppies and moves them into an abandoned house down the block. Then they check in Red Rover, an Irish setter whose owner mistreats him. And MacTavish, who begs for scraps in the school playground. And more…
Andi is thrilled-she’s running a dog hotel! But can she and Bruce keep the canine castle going, or will a bark give their secret away?
Publicado:
Dec 1, 2008
ISBN:
9780545134521
Formato:
Audiolibro

Sobre el autor

Lois Duncan (1934–2016) was an author of more than fifty books for young adults. Her stories of mystery and suspense have won dozens of awards and many have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Among the many honors and accolades she has received for her work, in 2015, Lois Duncan was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.  Duncan was born Lois Duncan Steinmetz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she grew up in Sarasota, Florida. By age ten she was submitting her work to magazines, and she had her first story published nationally when she was just thirteen. In 1994, Duncan released a nonfiction title, Who Killed My Daughter?, after her youngest child was killed in a crime that was never solved.


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  • (4/5)
    HOTEL FOR DOGS is the story of two children who have been re-located across the country to a suburban home on the East Coast and, encounter a number of dogs that complicate their lives. Lonely, living as guests in their fastidious great aunt's home, trying to fit in at school, and defending themselves against the neighborhood bully, twelve-year old Bruce and soon-to-be-eleven year old Andi struggle to adjust in/to their new environs. To matters more difficult, some dogs come to Bruce and Andi's attention, dogs that need care. Unable to shelter the dogs in their aunt's home, Bruce and Andi come up with a plan...

    HOTEL FOR DOGS is a children's book that plays out fairly realistically when it comes to portraying the relationships between all the characters. The parents are authority figures, not best friends in disguise; The threats of the bully provoke concern; Bruce and Andi are average kids, not precocious child prodigies... The overall feel of the book is somewhat Disney-fied though: the children a have a bit more autonomy than children would have in real life, there's a surprise revelation about prissy old Aunt Alice and, of course a HEA ending.

    Katherine Kellgren raises the bar when it comes to narrating children's titles. Character voices are delivered expertly and without condescension. The range of her character repertoire is excellent not only in terms of vocal range; but in terms of conveying the right emotion behind the lines. Ms Kellgren doesn't pull back and what she delivers is a compelling story. [So compelling, in fact that my eight-year old insisted on sitting in the car until the story had finished.]

    There is no bad language, sex or extreme violence; but there is tension, white lies and, the kids do things they know are wrong. One of the dogs is hand-struck by a bully. Parents may need to explain film cameras, slide projectors and, animal shelters (why Bruce and Andi are reluctant to surrender the dogs to a shelter.)

    Other Stuff: I purchased a digital dnload copy of this title through iTunes.

    Redacted from the original blog review at dog eared copy, Hotel for Dogs; 06/23/2011
  • (5/5)
    This was such a cute book, i picked it for my son, who loves dogs. I ended up listening to the whole thing with my son.
  • (5/5)
    I like dogs and how like dogs must listen this book.Try it.
  • (4/5)

    What ages would I recommend it too? – Five and up.

    Length? – An evenings read.

    Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

    Setting? – Real world, small town.

    Written approximately? – 1971.

    Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

    Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

    Short storyline: A girl has to temporarily leave her dog behind. More dogs find her to console her, and lead her to console them.

    Notes for the reader: A fun packed read where the bully meets his just end, for the moment anyway.