Maxi's Secret: (Or What You Can Learn from a Dog)

By PLOURDE, Lynn

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ISBN
9780399545672
Publisher
Penguin Nancy Paulsen Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2016  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—Extra short fifth grader Timminy doesn't beat around the bush when he notifies readers upfront that the canine heroine of the story will meet a similar fate as beloved dogs like Old Yeller and Sounder. Maxi, a Great Pyrenees puppy, is the bribe Timminy's parents dangled when they moved the family from Portland, ME, to middle of nowhere, Skenago. Timminy is terrified of starting middle school, fearing he will be the target of bullies, and having his dad as the vice principal surely can't help matters any. Timminy's fears are validated, as he soon faces relentless bullying and is frequently trapped in the lockers. He looks forward ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

[add size to subjects]Timminy, self-conscious about his short stature, starts middle school in a new town in Maine. With his deaf puppy, Ma...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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