The Spotted Dog Last Seen

By KERRIN, Jessica Scott

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ISBN
9781554983872 9781554984015 9781554983889
Publisher
Groundwood


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 4–7—Sixth-graders Derek, Pascal, and Merrilee are assigned volunteer work at the Twillingate Cemetery, assisting with gravestone upkeep, among other tasks. On rainy days, cotton-eyed Mr. Creelman, along with the eccentric Cemetery Brigade, instructs the trio in the nearby library on reading carvings, symbols, epitaphs, and the properties of different types of stones. Meanwhile, Merrilee discovers a trail of secret codes inside several mystery books that leads to a locker at school that is a time capsule. The more clue...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013

Derek, with two misfit classmates, is learning about the care and history of an old cemetery for a school community service ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

A satisfying mystery that also packs an emotional punch. As Derek solves clues with his classmates, birdbrained Pascal and sneaky Merrilee—and confides in their gruff-but-kind volunteer coordinator—he uncovers secrets about a heartbreaking accident in his past. Derek is an eminently sympathetic and believable character. His reluctance to work at the cemetery, his frustration with Pas...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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