Fans of Pax and A Dog’s Way Home will love this heartwarming story of a girl living in a shelter and the homeless dog she’s determined to reunite with his family.
Piper’s life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city. She misses her house, her friends, and her privacy—and she hates being labeled the homeless girl at her new school.
But while Hope House offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships, like the girls in Firefly Girls Troop 423 and a sweet street dog named Baby. So when Baby’s person goes missing, Piper knows she has to help. But helping means finding the courage to trust herself and her new friends, no matter what anyone says about them—before Baby gets taken away for good.
Told in alternating perspectives, this classic and heartfelt animal tale proclaims the importance of hope, the power of story, and the true meaning of home.
About the Author
Bobbie Pyronhas worked in libraries and bookstores in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah and has been active in local animal rescue work for many years. She’s the author of A Pup Called Trouble, A Dog’s Way Home, and Stay. Bobbie lives in Ashville, NC, with her husband, Todd, and their dog, Sherlock. www.bobbiepyron.com
★“A small dog, the elderly woman who owns him, and a homeless girl come together to create a tale of serendipity. Entrancing and uplifting.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Evoking innocent and energetic doggy-ish dedication, love, and longing…this title is an excellent book for raising awareness and empathy.”
— School Library Journal
“Timely, important, and truly beautiful.”
— Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning author
PRAISE FOR A Pup Called Trouble: ★ “An enthralling adventure with emotional heft and read-aloud potential. Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Phyllis Naylor, and E. B. White will treasure Pyron’s book.”
— ALA Booklist (starred review)
“A fast-paced, immersive exploration of urban wildlife from a satisfying animal point of view.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Based on real-life instances of coyotes inhabiting Central Park, Pyron’s tale deftly navigates the animal adventure genre with a lively voice. Readers will be captivated.”
— School Library Journal
“A sweet tale about something we all yearn for, whether we’re four-footed or two-footed: friendship and a place to call home.”
— bestselling author Suzanne Selfors
PRAISE FOR A Dog’s Way Home: “In the tradition of The Incredible Journey and Lassie Come-Home comes a heartwarming, suspenseful tale. An inspiring portrayal of devotion and survival against all odds.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)