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For anyone who has ever wanted a puppy, the DOG DIARIES series tells a dog's story in a new way--from a dog's point of view! Focusing on a different breed for each book, these stories are based on true dog stories or on true-to-life situations. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by renowned illustrator Tim Jessel and a factual appendix, dog-loving early chapter book readers will beg for more!

Born in a puppy mill, Ginger the golden retriever looks back on her life and the various people who have "owned" her. Abruptly separated from her mother, littermates, and the wire cage that was her whole world, Ginger is shuttled from one harrowing situation to another until she finally escapes, living as an outlaw with a pack of wild dogs. But freedom doesn't feel so good once she becomes hungry and cold and sick. Will Ginger ever find a furever family to call her own?

Appendix features information about puppy mills, breed rescue groups, animal shelters, choosing a pet, and the history of golden retrievers.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published on January 8, 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0307978990
ISBN-13: 9780307978998
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  • crystal123432
    crystal123432Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:11 am55 stars
    I LOVE this book <3 It's about a golden retriever from a dog mill and she's from cage nine number six and she starts with a bad owner and goes into to the wild and then gets taken to bern who she finds a god home from a boy named " Corey" and she lives happily ever after.
    • lovelyneo
      lovelyneoSaturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm44 stars
      If you love cute and adorable read this book. Ginger seems to be a great dog. Who would not want her? At the end t was so nice for her to get reunited with her brother.
      • 18es
        18esThursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:39 am
        These are really good books. They have only some books in the series. I loved this book.
        • bhovey
          bhoveyWednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:23 am55 stars
          The book is about when ginger and her puppies where in a small cage and one of her baby puppies got out of the cage and when the rest of the babbies woked up ginger and ginger saw her baby puppy and she tried to wake up the baby puppy and she didn't wake up and ginger told her babies that one of her baby puppies died.
          • geromepak
            geromepakTuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm
            this is a really good book to read