Hound Dog True

Hound Dog True

eBook - 2011-09-20
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A story about small acts of courage from the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect. Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing. Custodial wisdom: Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice at Mitchell P. Anderson Elementary School. One week until school starts and she has to be the new girl again. But if she can be Uncle Potluck's apprentice, she'll have important work to do during lunch and recess. Work that will keep her safely away from the other fifth graders. But when her custodial wisdom goes all wrong, Mattie's plan comes crashing down. And only then does she begin to see how one small, brave act can lead to a friend who is hound dog true.
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011-09-20.
ISBN: 9780547677309
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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Sep 02, 2018

Disappointing . Was a short read and glad of it as to me it was a waste of time compared to the Author's other book * A crooked kind of perfect * Now that was a good book , but this one left me wanting and thinking Meh , not so good .

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 15, 2012

It’s not a long book by any stretch. Just a scant 176 pages, making it the perfect length for the kids that’ll need it most. Which is to say, the ones teetering between the “babyish” and the “grown-up”. Urban’s writing style can be summed up in one word: likeable. And this is a supremely likeable book. A great new Urban title that won’t disappoint her already existing fans and may lure in new ones.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 15, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 15, 2012

She has it all worked out, you see. The plan is perfect. It can’t possibly fail. After traveling from place to place with her mother for years, Mattie and mom have finally moved in with mom’s brother. Uncle Potluck is exactly the kind of uncle you’d want to have around too. He tells great stories, and talks to the moon, and best of all he lets Mattie tag along as he fixes up the local elementary school for the coming year. In fear of the kids in her new class, Mattie has determined that if she’s a good enough assistant to Uncle Potluck in the summer then she’ll be able to assist him over her lunch and recess period every school day and avoid her compatriots. She’s sure she’ll be able to convince him, but when she meets the niece of her new next door neighbor, Mattie starts discovering that maybe other kids aren’t entirely frightening.

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