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Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 4n/a3.110025
A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this novel from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Zoe’s family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe’s house is never silent.

But the house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn’t even want to try.

Zoe knows that saving dogs and saving boys are different jobs, but she learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care, understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying.

From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, White Fur Flying is an endearing tale of companionship and hope.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on March 19, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-10: 1442421711
ISBN-13: 9781442421714
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  • BookWorm:DWednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9:00 am
    The book white fur flying explains the story of Philip,a boy who doesn't talk,Alice who loves to write and always tells the truth even in fiction,and there is Zoe the main character.This book is very short and sad I would recommend this book from ages 7-10.White Fur Flying is a wonderful book for people who love dogs.:D
    • savannah12
      savannah12Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm55 stars
      this book is so good because i read one of Patricia MacLachlan books it was called waiting for the magic it was really good cause it was really sad white flying fur is kinda sad and happy
      • pinkgems7
        pinkgems7Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:25 am55 stars
        It's a story about a bond with no need of words . I think it is amazing all the book Patricia MacLachlan she is a joy to all young or old readers. When I read this I felt it was exactly like Sarah,Plain and Tall. It definitely is a five star rating