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Those of you who only know Ann M. Martin from the Babysitters Club series will be in for a pleasant surprise if you look for books written by Martin more recently. She has written several excellent books, (not that the BSC books weren’t excellent in their own right, but. . .), including one Newbery Honor winner.

A Dog\'s Life : The Autobiography Of A StrayA Dog’s Life was, for lack of a better and less cheesy word, delightful to read. It tells the story of Squirrel, a stray dog. Squirrel and her brother head off as puppies on their own, and have many good and bad adventures as they look for food and a warm place to sleep. What I appreciated about this book is that Martin didn’t attempt to personify the dogs. They didn’t talk, engage in witty banter, or even demonstrate many human-like emotions. Instead, Martin let the dogs be dogs, and just told their story.

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