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Valerie Hobbs

Valerie Hobbs

Valerie Hobbs is the recipient of the 1999 PEN/Norma Klein Award, a biennial prize that recognizes "an emerging voice of literary merit among American writers of children's fiction." She is the author of young adult and middle-grade novels including Sheep, Defiance, Anything but Ordinary, and The Last Best Days of Summer. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she has taught academic writing. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband.

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For twelve-year-old Lucy Crandall, the last week of August is the most perfect time in the world. It’s the week she gets to spend with Grams at the lake house, canoeing, baking cookies,...

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Wolf

Valerie Hobbs

Jack has finally found a home and a purpose on a farm, where he keeps a flock of sheep safe from coyotes and helps train young pups to do the same. But when two sheep disappear in broad daylight,...

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Minnie McClary is the new girl and knows that she doesn’t quite fit in, especially not after she lost it one day in language arts. In art, Minnie has to paint a self portrait—but how...

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Hilarious and heartwarming dog stories from nine renowned authors:   • Ann M. Martin    • Jon Muth    • Mark...

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