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Surfer Dog

Image of Elizabeth Spurr's book, "Surfer Dog".

Written by Elizabeth Spurr,
Jacket illustrated by Mark Elliott
Dutton Children's Books
ISBN: 0-525-46898-6 Hardcover - Novel/Fiction
$15.99 -US  $23.50 -CAN Ages 8-12 - 128 pages

Winner of the Iowa Children's Choice Award
Booklist Top 10 Youth Sports Books!

Pete loves surfing above all else~until he meets a stray black Lab whose obsession matches Pete 's own. Blackie is a champion bodysurfer with a knack for catching the best waves at just the right moment. With Blackie at his side, Pete 's surfing really improves. He even has a chance at winning the upcoming surfing contest. But Pete experiences the biggest wipeout of his life when Blackie's long-lost owner shows up to reclaim his dog.

 

Readers will enjoy riding the peaks and valleys of this novel with an appealing main character, a great dog, and authentic surfing action.

Reviews:
School Library Journal -
"The author has the current surfer language down in this laid-back story about a dog that ultimately won't be separated from a boy."

Booklist, June 1, 2002 - "Spurr writes an involving story...that combines realistic characters and emotions with plenty of action."

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