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Before You Were Mine

By Maribeth Boelts, 1964-

A little boy imagines what life was like for his new dog before he adopted him from a shelter. Maybe he had a boy who loved him, but the family had to move and couldn't keep him. Maybe he belonged to someone who didn't appreciate how mischievous puppies can be. Maybe he was treated badly, and now he can be shown all the love he's been missing. This boy wonders about all of these things, but maybe they don't matter. Because now, his dog is home.



Winner of the Humane Society KIND Children's Picture Book Award and the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, this touching story celebrates all who support, care for, and adopt shelter dogs. 

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ISBN

9780399245268


Format: Book
Author: Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-
Title: Before you were mine / story by Maribeth Boelts ; pictures by David Walker.
Publisher Date: New York : Putnam, c2007.
Subject: Dogs -- Juvenile fiction Pets -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 9780399245268 (hc) 039924526X (hc)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 29
System Items Total: 34
Call Number: P Boelts
Oclc: 70659929
Upc:
Bib Id: 309183

Format: Book
Author: Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-
Title: Before you were mine / story by Maribeth Boelts ; pictures by David Walker.
Publisher, Date: New York : Putnam, c2007.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Pets -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Walker, David, 1965- ill.
LCCN: 2006020525
ISBN: 9780399245268 (hc)
ISBN: 039924526X (hc)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 29
Total Copies: 34
Call Number: P Boelts