Monday, July 25, 2011

A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

dogsA Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

Katherine Tegen Books



After a car accident strands them at opposite ends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, eleven-year-old Abby and her beloved sheltie Tam overcome months filled with physical and emotional challenges to find their way back to each other.


  1. Both of my kids (whose preferred genre is fantasy) LOVED this book and think it's a strong Newbery contender. I found it a suspenseful story with engaging characters, but the ending seemed rushed and not as believable as the rest of the story. Reminiscent of The Incredible Journey and Lassie Come Home - which may count against it if Newbery considers plot originality.

  2. The thing that makes me think that this book is Newbery-worthy is how it lets you feel for the characters and understand their feelings. The author managed to convey very powerful emotions into words, and that takes very talented writing.