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HARDCOVER; Published: 1/2/2007
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5314-1
Price: $ 17.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8 x 10.875

Ages 4-8
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
Lexile: AD700L

DESCRIPTION
Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. His mother told him to always obey his master, and he does his best to follow her advice. But when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will his humble, quiet courage be better appreciated in the big city?

This story, written and illustrated by award-winning author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, will inspire young readers to stand up for themselves. And the lovable Piper is sure to capture their hearts.

REVIEWS
Publishers Weekly
"It will take a hard heart indeed to resist this story of a sweet-natured hound who finally finds the owner he deserves. . . Clark's brisk storytelling keeps the story from sagging into a soap opera, and offers just enough twists (and even a chuckle or two) to keep readers turning the pages."
The Virginian Pilot
"Children will be rooting for Piper, the mistreated pup, and the suspense of everything that comes next will keep them in the story's thrall. . . Excellent."
Wall Street Journal
"Whatever quality it is that causes a child's picture book to be loved and re-read for years, 'Piper' definitely has it."
Booklist
"Both honorable and adorable, Piper will inspire strong reactions from kids, and Clark's always impressive watercolors effectively capture both the happy and the dark moments of the tale."
Catholic Library World
"This is a lovely picture book with a gentle story and moral for children. The color illustrations are simple and yet convey all of Piper's emotions as he finds his place in the world."