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Fiction Ages 6-9
Pages: 32
Themes: Dogs, responsibility
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 01/10/2009
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Shu-Li and Diego tells the story of how these two classmates meet the challenge of taking care of Baxter, a neighbor's dog. The two friends face disaster when Baxter runs away and they have to break the news to its owner.

Paul Yee is a recipient of Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Shaoli Wang is the illustrator of Paul Yee's Bamboo, a finalist for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Resource Links - October 1, 2009
"Will delight readers with its tale of good citizenship, lending a helping hand, responsibility building and friendship."
CM Magazine - September 18, 2009
"This book would be a good addition to a school or public library’s collection where it can contribute to the existing body of books that deal with cross-cultural friendships or relationships...Recommended."
PaperTigers - August 1, 2009
"Vivid characters and challenging plots create thought-provoking moral ambiguity for Yee’s readership...Wang’s shaded black and white line drawings and Yee’s chapter format create the feeling of a grownup book for newly independent readers, while younger children and their parents will appreciate Shu-Li and her friends as role models and will look forward to hearing more about them in this promising series."

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Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2009 | Commended

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