By W. Bruce Cameron (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Ellie is a puppy with a purpose. Trained as a search-and-rescue dog she will be able to track down a lost child in a forest or find an injured man in a burning building. She does all this – and more – when she finds a way to ‘rescue’ her handlers, the widowed Jakob and the lonely Maya. Children will love seeing the world through Ellie’s perspective and the ending will have them in happy tears. (Our young reviewers said they cried at least 4 times while reading this heartwarming tale!)
Ellie’s Story is the adapted version of the New York Times bestselling A Dog’s Purpose and the movie is coming out in 2017. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Ellie’s Story and the insights it provides about ‘a man’s best friend.’
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