From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!

Bailey's Story is a heartwarming illustrated novel adapted for young readers from the beloved and New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.

Every dog has work to do. Every dog has a purpose.

When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the Farm during summers with the boy, and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple--that sometimes bad things happen--and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.

Bailey's Story is a moving tale about a dog and his boy for young animal lovers by W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author of the acclaimed novel A Dog's Purpose. Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Bailey and his world to life. A discussion and activity guide at the end of the book will help promote family and classroom discussions about Bailey's Story and the insights it provides about humankind's best friends.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on May 3, 2016 by Starscape
ISBN-10: 0765388405
ISBN-13: 9780765388407
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  • belle252
    belle252Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:22 pm55 stars
    Bailey's Story is a nice book that is filled with plot twists and unfolds events in a unique way. Bailey gets adopted by a nice family, and gets all the love she wants. But things are not always supposed to go your way, and that is what happened in this story for Bailey's owner, Ethan. They face many adventures including getting lost in the woods, but his loyal dog Bailey shows him the answers when there are questions, and eventually becomes a "bloody hero." This is the story about how a nice companion can do anything for you, and about how unconditional love can change the way you feel. Overall, this is a nice book that I would put in the "go-to book" section.
    • queen_lai03
      queen_lai03Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:05 am55 stars
      When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan he quickly figures out his purpose to play with the boy, to explore the farm during summers with the boy, and tidy the boys dishes by l licking them clean (only when mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns life isn't always so simple- that sometimes bad things happen-and that there can be no better purpose then to protect the boy he loves.
      • ????Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm
        I really enjoyed this book
        • SusanThursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm
          Hi my name I Susan and I checked out this book in the library! It was THE BEST!!!! Really recommend it๐Ÿ‘
          • i dunnoSaturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm
            cute but also really sad!!!
            • 145
              145Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:08 am55 stars
              I really loved this book and I would recommend this book to my friends because it is very adventurous and very exciting. It also makes you want to get and have a puppy of your own.
              • hannah bWednesday, December 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm
                I would recommend this book. Overall, I would probably give it 4 stars. It can get confusing at times, but it has such a good ending. This book really makes you change your perspective on dogs. You should definitely check this book out if you get a chance.
                • take me to you Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:01 am
                  this book is so cute I love reading it!
                  • piggie101
                    piggie101Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:49 am44 stars
                    This a tale of a cute little puppy oh so bad and good this is his story of his owner from his dogs perspective and its pretty short so pick this up and start reading.4 Stars
                    • olygirl
                      olygirlSaturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:43 am55 stars
                      I think I will like it because I liked his other books and he is very creative and entertaining