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Dog Lost by Ingrid Lee 

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11-year-old Mackenzie has got one friend in the whole world: Cash, his brown-eyed pit bull. His dad won the runt after a long night of drinking and gambling-ever since Mac's mom died, that's all he seems to do, and soon he erupts in a rage at the innocent pup, takes her away in the trunk of his car, and dumps her in the middle of nowhere. Mac vows to find Cash and bring her back home--he has to: All strays are about to be outlawed! Little does he know that while he searches for Cash, she's surviving her own adventures and proving in the process that all dogs-even pit bulls-are born good.

About the author:

Ingrid Lee

Ingrid Lee, author of Dog Lost and Dustbin Cat, was born in 1948 and lives in a ramshackle bungalow in Toronto, Canada. In addition to her writing, Ingrid works as a teacher. She has two grown up children, Katie and Mackenzie. Cash, the abandoned puppy in Dog Lost, is based on Ingrid’s real-life puppy of the same name. Cash was an orphaned puppy, rescued by Ingrid’s now grown up son, Mackenzie. When the time came to take him back to the animal shelter, Ingrid found she couldn’t let him go. Ingrid has since taken in a scruffy stray Chihuahua to keep herself and Cash company.  Source: Chicken House Publishers website

What does Ingrid think of our One Book One Community project? See an email from Ingrid and photos of the real Cash here

Bad Dog Marley by John Grogan

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From the cover: Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, their new Labrador pup, into their family. But Marley doesn't stay a tiny puppy for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Whether it's chewing Mommy's reading glasses or swallowing Daddy's paycheck, Marley is a dog like no other. He tries to be a good dog, honest he does, but everything he tries ends up bad. Then one day Marley goes too far. Will this family have to find a new home for their big, crazy, pure-hearted dog?

About the author:

john grogan

John Grogan is the author of the no.1 adult bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which inspired the bestselling book Marley: A Dog Like No Other and the no.1 bestselling picture book Bad Dog, Marley! He is also the author of the bestselling A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. John lives with his wife and three children and their new dogs, Gracie and Woodson, in the Pennsylvania countryside. Visit his website at