Publisher description for Strider / Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.


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Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me.

Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He's a dog that loves to run because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running--well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents' divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he's been admiring. With Strider's help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dogs Fiction, Divorce Fiction, High schools Fiction, Schools Fiction, Diaries Fiction