A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
Genre: Middle Grades Fiction
Age: 8-12; Grades: 3 to 7
Pages: 208 Hardcover
Date Published: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s
A beautiful and tender story for young readers and their families about how it takes a true friend to hear the things you don’t say, and how one girl’s friendship with a homeless dog mends a family’s heart.
When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, bright and real as anything, no one believes her. The only other living soul who sees Cally’s mom is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. And when Cally stops talking—what’s the point if no one is listening?—how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them, or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
This gently touching debut belongs on the shelf next to classic middle-grade novels and will earn a special place in the hearts of readers.
Sarah Lean lives in England with her husband, son, and dog. She has worked as a page planner for a newspaper, a stencil maker, and a gardener, among various other things. This is her first novel.