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Author: Fusco, Kimberly Newton
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf/ Penguin Random House
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 9780385754019
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Chasing Augustus

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National-award-winning education writer and novelist, Kimberly Newton Fusco, has composed an imagery-filled story imbued with moral dilemmas and life lessons about a girl and her dog. Rosie is a feisty, fiercely independent tween who lives with her cantankerous grandfather due to her father’s hospitalization for a stroke, and her mother’s abandonment of the family. In the wake of these tremendous changes in her life, Rosie begins an obsessive search for her missing beloved dog, Augustus, aka Gloaty Gus. With her new friend Philippe, her rickety bike, and many crazy plans, her relentless quest takes her to unexpected places as she struggles to find her dog and stop fighting the world long enough to figure out who is on her side. The slow pace of the plot requires some patience, but the unforgettable characters and rewarding ending will appeal to middle-grade readers.

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