Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own

Valerie Hobbs; illustrations by Jennifer Thermes

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Maggie is always full of questions. But a young maid in a fine lady’s house isn’t supposed to wonder so much, so one day Maggie is thrown out into the street with only a tiny heart-shaped locket for a keepsake. Who is the lady in the locket?

A little dog named Oliver is pushing his nose along an icy sidewalk searching for his lost mistress, or at least something to eat. No matter how hard he looks he can’t find either one, but he does see a girl with round blue eyes and a golden locket. The girl calls him “Lucky.”

And perhaps Lucky is the right name after all, for the little dog soon helps Maggie find a warm, wonderful home of her own—and one for him, too.


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Praise for Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own

“Young fans of old-fashioned hard luck tales that end happily will snap this up.” —BCCB

 

“[An] optimistic ending about survival and friendship.” —Booklist

 

“This is Victoriana with no steampunk shenanigans and no tongues in cheeks, just well-orchestrated, straightforward storytelling for newish readers—with a bonus of warm pencil drawings reminiscent of Lois Lenski.” —Horn Book Magazine

 

“A warm story about friendship, but it’s also an introduction to the treatment of children and animals in the early 1900s.” —School Library Journal

 

“A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale.” —Kirkus Reviews


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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs, Jennifer ThermesKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of MAGGIE & OLIVER or A Bone of One's Own. In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions.
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Valerie Hobbs; illustrations by Jennifer Thermes

Valerie Hobbs lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, Jack, and near her two amazing grandsons. She writes about dogs because she wants one of her own, but her ferocious cat, Molly, won’t allow it.

Jennifer Thermes lives in an old house with her husband and children, three cats, one Dalmatian dog, and countless mice. She is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design.

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Maggie & Oliver or A Bone of One's Own
Valerie Hobbs; illustrations by Jennifer Thermes

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Trade Paperback
Square Fish
February 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250016720
ISBN10: 125001672X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 208 pages, black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$6.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805092943
ISBN10: 0805092943
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 650LL

$15.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429975643
ISBN10: 1429975644
Middle-Grade Fiction192 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 650LL

$4.98
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