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Sammy in the Sky

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Sammy in the Sky
Written by Barbara Walsh
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763649279
ISBN-13: 9780763649272
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Sammy in the Sky

author: Barbara Walsh
illustrator: Jamie Wyeth

Sammy, the best hound dog in the whole wide world, loves his girl and she loves him. When illness cuts Sammy’s life short, the girl’s family keeps his spirit alive by celebrating his love of chasing wind-blown bubbles, keeping loyal guard at night, and offering his velvety fur for endless pats and tummy scratches. Painter Jamie Wyeth’s illustrations — infused with his realist style and lifelong fondness for dogs — radiate the joy and sadness of every tongue-licking, tail-wagging moment in this heartening and lovingly rendered story written by Pulitzer Prize — winning journalist Barbara Walsh.

A deeply affecting tale of love, loss, and remembrance — told in clear-eyed prose by a top journalist and illustrated by a renowned American painter.
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0763649279 /  9780763649272
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Animals; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Barbara Walsh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers and magazines in Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, and Ireland. Sammy in the Sky was inspired by her family’s first dog, Sam, a loyal and loving hound who died in 2003. Barbara Walsh lives in Maine with her husband, daughters, and coonhound Jack, a rescue dog from Tennessee.
illustrator’s comments:
Jamie Wyeth is an internationally known painter, illustrator, and dog lover. When he was a boy he endlessly sketched his family dog and has continued to portray animals in his work throughout his life. He has illustrated two previous picture books, The Stray and Cabbages and Kings. Jamie Wyeth, son of painter Andrew Wyeth and grandson of illustrator N. C. Wyeth, splits his time between Maine and Pennsylvania.
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