by Peg Kehret
Seeing Peg Kehret and hearing her talk make you adore this author and want to read more of her books. When I heard her speak recently, in Issaquah, she was wearing a necklace with a charm from every state that has given her books a Young Reader award. She has at least 19 of them – probably more! Across the country, she is well-known and much-loved as a children’s book author, not the least because many of her books feature cats or dogs.
This book, Ghost Dog Secrets, starts with an unloved dog, chained in a yard all day with no food, water, or shelter. Twelve-year-old Rusty, inspired by a class project to help dogs rescued from a puppy mill, wants to save this neglected and abused German shepherd he has found. When a ghost dog, a collie, appears to him, he knows he has to act. But isn’t it stealing, to take someone else’s dog? The story unfolds with some surprising twists and turns, including a secret even the ghost dog didn’t know about.
This is book #52 from Peg Kehret – a record I can scarcely fathom. Hats off to you, Peg!
Peg Kehret’s website is www.pegkehret.com.