A Forthcoming Middle Grade Novel by Diane Daniels Manning
Twelve-year-old Sam Trenton has learning difficulties, but he knows he’ll never get a dog unless he convinces his divorced parents he can take care of it. With the help of Malia Durand, a brilliant girl who has trouble reading social cues, and Jessie Sanford, a seventy-year-old breeder of champion standard poodles, he comes up with a plan. He’ll become a junior handler, win the Great Danbury Fair, and impress his parents. Freddy Lopez, a bully with a secret, has a plan of his own. Sam must choose between helping a friend and earning the dog he loves.