A Puppy TaleA Puppy Tale
W. Bruce Cameron
Now in paperback! Ellie's Story is a heartwarming illustrated novel for young readers inspired by the New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.
Every dog has work to do. Every dog has a purpose.
Ellie is a very special dog with a very important purpose. From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do.
But Ellie must do more. Her handlers—widowed Jakob, lonely Maya—need her too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do, Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.
Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Ellie and her world to life. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Ellie's Story and the insights it provides about humankind's best friends.
Winner of the 2017 Colorado Children's Book Award for Junior Novel and the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award
Read all the books in the bestselling series:
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML
The first thing I knew was my mother's smell and the taste of her milk.
I had to fight my way to her, struggling over and around the soft, fuzzy bodies of my brothers and sisters, to reach that milk and fill my empty...
Praise for Ellie's Story
"Ellie's view of the world is spot-on.... A satisfying and illuminating tale." —Kirkus Reviews on Ellie’s Story
"Ellie's Story is heartwarming and suspenseful.... A fine read for young animal lovers." —School Library Journal on Ellie’s Story
"Through this heartwarming story about a dog's unconditional love for his best friend, readers learn about life from a dog's perspective." —Children's Literature on Bailey's Story
W. Bruce Cameron
For Parents and Educators
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Download the Ellie's Story projects for children to do at home and in the classroom