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Maxi's Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog)

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Maxi's Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog)

When a BIG, lovable, does-it-her-way dog wiggles her way into the heart of a loudmouth pipsqueak of a boy, wonderful things happen that help him become a bigger, better person. With its diverse cast, authentic narrator and perfect blend of spot-on middle-grade humor, drama and wisdom, this powerful debut is relatable, funny, bittersweet and full of heart.
Timminy knows that moving to a new town just in time to start middle school when you are perfect bully bait is less than ideal. But he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi --- a gentle giant of a dog who the family quickly discovers is deaf. Timminy is determined to do all he can to help Maxi --- after all, his parents didn't return him because he was a runt. But when the going gets rough for Timminy, who spends a little too much time getting shoved into lockers at school, Maxi ends up being the one to help him --- along with their neighbor, Abby, who doesn’t let her blindness define her and bristles at Timminy’s “poor-me” attitude. It turns out there’s more to everyone than what’s on the surface, whether it comes to Abby, Maxi or even Timminy himself.

Maxi's Secrets (Or, What You Can Learn from a Dog)
by Lynn Plourde

  • Publication Date: August 1, 2017
  • Genres: Animals , Children's 10+, Friendship
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • ISBN-10: 0399545689
  • ISBN-13: 9780399545689