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The Heart of the House
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About The Book
Give that dog a puddle and he’d splash. Give him a whistle and he’d roll over. Give him a rule and he’d break it.
One day a passel of puppies was born. Each puppy was designated for a Very Important Job, like Service Dog, or Search and Rescue Dog, or Groomed for the Show Ring Dog.
Each puppy, that is, except Mogie. Mogie was a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup. Not the kind of pup for any of those jobs!
But there is a place that is just right for Mogie: a very special house where sick children and their families can stay while they undergo long-term treatment. A place with children who NEED a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup.
And there’s one little boy in particular who needs Mogie. And Mogie is about to prove he’s the best darn pooch in the passel. Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book is published in conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House.
About The Illustrator
Marc Rosenthal is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the Small Walt collection by Elizabeth Verdick, All You Need Is Love by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, I Must Have Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, We Love Fishing! by Ariel Bernstein, and Archie and the Pirates, which he wrote. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Learn more at Marc-Rosenthal.com.
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 10, 2014)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442480544
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
- Lexile ® AD470L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
- Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee (IN)
- Show Me Readers Award Final Nominee (MO)
- WA Children's Choice Picture Book Award Master List
- MSTA Reading Circle List
- Writer's League of Texas Finalist
- Eureka! Excellence in Nonfiction Gold Award (CA)
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Mogie Hardcover 9781442480544(6.0 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Kathi Appelt Photograph courtesy of the author(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Marc Rosenthal
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