A Dog's Life: The Autobiography Of A Stray

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6Q,T5.136247
Newbery Honoree Ann Martin once again proves her versatility with an incredible stylistic departure in this "autobiography" of a stray dog.

Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process, makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on October 1, 2005 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439715598
ISBN-13: 9780439715591
44 Book Reviews
  • carlialmost 2 years
    it looks like a great book
    • hmp
      hmpalmost 2 years44 stars
      Cuttness overload
      • hmp
        hmpalmost 2 years44 stars
        I love the book but plizz make it more cuter! ❤🙏
        • chacedaneil18
          chacedaneil18over 4 years
          so cute
          • zubyfajemuvezi
            zubyfajemuveziover 4 years55 stars
            this book look really sad cause when i watch the trailer and it look really sad cause the dog is hungry and he had to find food and also stay away from human.!!!
            • pupcat46
              pupcat46over 4 years
              It sound really good
              • lov
                lovalmost 5 years44 stars
                A stary dog finds a way to survive in the wild. After being separated with his brave brother he has to find a way to survive by himself
                • meowth
                  meowthalmost 6 years
                  This book was great! I will read it again soon. I say buy it!
                  • swirlycool
                    swirlycoolover 6 years55 stars
                    So sad! It ended with her being an old dog, but finding a home with an old lady. I just can't believe that she got separated from her brother, Bone, at such a young age and losing her mother at an even younger age, too. Then her new companion Moon gets hit by a car and dies.
                    • crystal123432
                      crystal123432over 6 years55 stars
                      i really liked it