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The Summer of Riley

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Enjoy best-selling author Eve Bunting's moving story about the bond between a boy and his dog.

"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them."

Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning—adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.

Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life?

Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 30, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780062044747
  • Release date: November 30, 2010

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780062044747
  • File size: 1900 KB
  • Release date: November 30, 2010

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Juvenile Fiction

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:3.8
Lexile® Measure:540
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:2-3

Enjoy best-selling author Eve Bunting's moving story about the bond between a boy and his dog.

"Maybe that's one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them."

Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents' separation, his father's new engagement, and his grandfather's dying without any warning—adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.

Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners' decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley's life?

Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William's determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life's changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 30, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780062044747
    Release date: November 30, 2010

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780062044747
    File size: 1900 KB
    Release date: November 30, 2010

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 3.8
    Lexile® Measure: 540
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 2-3
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