The dog with golden eyes / Frances Wilbur ; illustrator Mark Coyle.

By: Wilbur, FrancesContributor(s): Coyle, Mark [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions, c1998Edition: 1st edISBN: 1571316140 (cl); 9781571316141 (cl); 1571316159 (pb); 9781571316158 (pb)Subject(s): Wolves -- Juvenile fiction | Wildlife rescue -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.W64115 | Do 1998Summary: Lonely thirteen-year-old Cassie commences her journey into adulthood when she unwittingly befriends an arctic wolf lost in her town and decides to care for him until she can find his real owners.
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Lonely thirteen-year-old Cassie commences her journey into adulthood when she unwittingly befriends an arctic wolf lost in her town and decides to care for him until she can find his real owners.

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Gr 4-7-Cassie, 13, is immature, overweight, terribly shy, and very lonely. She lives with her overworked single mother who does not seem to know how to relate to her bright but alienated daughter. One day Cassie sees a stray dog and becomes fixated on making it her own secret pet. The girl's need to care for the animal helps her to emerge from her shell and approach the adults in her life who are willing to talk to her (unlike her self-absorbed mother) and eventually some peers. While researching dogs with the help of her science teacher, Cassie realizes that the stray she has adopted is actually an arctic wolf, and so her mission is altered from making this animal her pet to finding its rightful place. She matures, loses weight, and explores animal-rights issues. The story concludes with an exciting climax and a pat resolution in which every loose end is neatly tied. While the plot is overly simplistic, this novel is an easy read that will appeal to animal lovers and reluctant readers. Barbara Corcoran's Wolf at the Door (Atheneum, 1993) gives a more sophisticated look at similar issues.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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