Spunky Tells All

Ann Cameron, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Frances Foster Books

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Spunky the dog would be happy to share all of his secrets, if only his human family spoke his language. But no matter how hard he tries to talk, it's all "yerf!" to them. Through a series of unfortunate miscommunications, his family decides that Spunky wants a friend--specifically, a cat. Spunky can't imagine anything worse than having to share his family, especially Huey and Julian, with the snobby  Balinese Fiona. But when headstrong Fiona keeps getting into trouble and it's up to Spunky to save her, he is astonished to find that being her protector has given his life new purpose and meaning.

The latest addition to the beloved Huey and Julian series, which includes the popular The Stories Julian Tells (featured on an Oprah.com summer reading list).

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Praise for Spunky Tells All

“Cameron has written another top-notch entry in the Julian and Huey series, this time from the brothers’ pup’s perspective.” --School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
“Readers will enjoy this pet story told from the pet’s viewpoint.” --Booklist
 
“Dog fans…will delight in Spunky’s tail-wagging tale-telling, which could introduce a new generation of kids to the Bates family chronicles.” --BCCB
 
“…this is a beginning chapter book that begs to be read.” --Horn Book Magazine
 
"Readers ready for chapter books will delight in seeing the world through Spunky’s eyes and powerful nose." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Spunky Tells All is a beautiful tale of human, cat, and dog finding friendship together. I loved it. It speaks with deep spirit and fine observation of small telling things in a way that young humans will understand.” --Paula Fox, author of the Newbery Award winning The Slave Dancer

“I loved going back inside Huey and Julian's world, but this time, through the eyes of the wise and loyal Spunky. A book with humor, heart, and a lovable dog. Who could ask for more?"—Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog

“I fell in love with Spunky who, in his own words, is a considerate Dog and only tries to do what is best for his human family. His tale, both charming and hilarious, will make readers laugh out loud—and pay much closer attention to what their own dogs are really saying.”—Ann M. Martin, author of Everything for a Dog


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SPUNKY TELLS ALL by Ann Cameron, Lauren CastilloKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of SPUNKY TELLS ALL . The beloved family of Julian and Huey Bates (<em>The Stories Julian Tells<em>, 1981, etc.) is back after a long hiatus. Spunky, their mixed-breed dog, hilariously reveals all about his humans and realizes his purpose in life.
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About the Author

Ann Cameron, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Ann Cameron is the author of many books for young readers, including The Stories Julian Tells and the National Book Award finalist The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

www.anncameronbooks.com

Lauren Castillo is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Alfie Runs Away by Kenneth Cadow. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

www.laurencastillo.com

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Spunky Tells All
Ann Cameron, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

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Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374380007
ISBN10: 0374380007
Chapter Book
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 112 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 8 to 11
Grade Range: 3 to 6 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 610LL

$15.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429995351
ISBN10: 1429995351
Chapter Book112 pages, Includes black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 11
Grade Range: 3 to 6 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 610LL

$9.99
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