Hooper Finds a Family

A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

by Jane Paley

On Sale: 07/03/2018

Hooper Finds a Family

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Hooper Finds a Family

A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

by Jane Paley

On Sale: 07/03/2018

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Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Florida)

Christopher Award

About the Book

Winner of the Christopher Award and Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award

He's endearing. He's funny. He's a survivor.

In this moving tale of adventure and triumph based on a true story, meet Hooper, the tenacious puppy who makes an incredible journey in search of home.

Here comes Hooper, one plucky, spunky dog whose warm spirit and goofy personality are irresistible. Hooper tells his own dramatic rescue tale after being left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and taking a daring trip from New Orleans to New York to meet his new family.

He tells of the terrifying force of Katrina, his trials in the shelter, and being the new dog on the block in a city far from home. As Hooper struggles to find his place, he learns to overcome his fear of water and faces down feisty squirrels as well as the resident bully and top dog in his new neighborhood.

“A heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities.” —Kirkus

“Paley fills her gentle first novel with engaging animal characters. Readers may be similarly moved to stand up to their fears.” Publishers Weekly

Critical Praise

“A heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Paley fills her gentle first novel with engaging animal characters... Readers may be similarly moved to stand up to their fears.” — Publishers Weekly

“Hooper tells his tale with a natural, highly accessible voice... This title should easily find an audience among reluctant readers and fans of animal stories.” — Booklist

“[Kids] looking for dog stories will love it... A good purchase for most collections.”   — School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062011053
  • ISBN 10: 0062011057
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/03/2018
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Middle East
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Stepfamilies
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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