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When You Wander

When You Wander

A Search-and-Rescue Dog Story

Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Mary Morgan

Macmillan Young Listeners



Macmillan Young Listeners

Macmillan Audio

On Sale: 04/30/2013

ISBN: 9781427232519

When you wander
down a leafy path
I can smell
your invisible
trail . . .
This cozy story gently teaches children what to do if they lose their way, and reassures them that a search-and-rescue dog can find them wherever they are. And once a child is found, the dog will bring people to make sure that everyone gets home safe and sound.
Full of interesting facts about search-and-rescue dogs and tips for young children in case they get lost, Margarita Engle's When You Wander is a fascinating peek into the world of these amazing dogs and the children they save.

Praise for When You Wander

“A simple, poetic narrative in the voice of a rescue dog.” —School Library Journal

“The story's text flows in poetic fashion . . . A sensible safety lesson and a satisfying story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Like the firefly light, Engle's poetry is a gossamer thread of subtle beauty weaving together three memorable characters who together find hope and courage. Another fine volume by a master of the novel in verse.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on The Firefly Letters

“This book is an outstanding choice for young people of all reading skills.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Tropical Secrets

“Readers will be caught by the compelling narrative voices.” —Booklist, starred review on The Surrender Tree

“An absolutely lovely book . . . that should be read by young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino.” —School Library Journal, starred review on The Poet Slave of Cuba

“Readers will hear the stories--and never forget them.” —Booklist, starred review on The Poet Slave of Cuba

“The moving poetry and finely crafted story will draw readers in and leave them in tears and in awe.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review on The Poet Slave of Cuba

Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Mary Morgan

Margarita Engle is the author of several award-winning novels in verse, including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book. Her picture book Summer Birds was a Kirkus Best Book for Children. She lives in northern California, where she enjoys helping her husband train his two wilderness search and rescue dogs, Chance and Maggi.

Mary Morgan has illustrated more than forty children's books and written several too, including Dragon Pizzeria. Mary and her husband divide their time between Semur en Auxois, a small village in France, their sailboat in the Mediterranean Sea, and visiting their family.