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Karen Hesse; Illustrated by Marcia Sewall

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Tate is overjoyed when a scrawny mutt turns up in the yard one day. She even persuades Mam and Pap to let her keep Sable, named for her dark, silky fur. But before long, the dog begins to cause trouble with the neighbors and Mam and Pap decide the dog must go. But Tate doesn't give up easily . . . and neither does Sable.

Pennsylvania YR Choice Award, Children's Crown Collection, NCSA

Praise for Sable

“An exceptional dog story--with a happy ending--whose length and pencil illustrations, one per chapter, make it attractive to young readers.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“The plot is familiar . . . Hesse, however, makes the story seem fresh.” —Publishers Weekly

“With a fresh narrative voice, thoughtfully developed characters, and its surefire Lassie Come-Home ending, a fine early chapter book.” —Kirkus Reviews


Reviews from Goodreads

Karen Hesse; Illustrated by Marcia Sewall

Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, and Lavender. She has received honors including the Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Christopher Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Award, making her only the second children's book author to receive this prestigious grant. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

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Karen Hesse

Marcia Sewall

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