Pierre's Friends

Pierre's Friends

Andrea Beck (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690312

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Pierre, a pampered pooch, misses his friends, Sparky and Lou. But how will he ever find them? They live in a park on the other side of town. Pierre has a plan, and one afternoon while Miss Murphy naps, he slips out of their apartment and sets off to bring his friends home. Along the way, Pierre meets Old Wheezer and remembers Miss Murphy's words, "Dogs and people belong together." In the end, Pierre helps find a loving home for everyone.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Action & Adventure Characters & Series Family Friendship
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
English (US)
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