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In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog's Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A Dog's Life), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog―and everything for a dog.

Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left motherless as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart. Bone doesn't know if his sister is still alive, and must now go on, alone.

Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs.

Henry's best friend has moved away. All Henry has wanted is a dog of his own. But his parents won't let him.

Bone, Charlie, and Henry live very different lives, but they are fated to intersect in surprising ways. Award-winning author Ann M. Martin has written a powerful, heartfelt novel that's perfect for anyone who has ever longed for a dog, or loved one.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312386516
ISBN-13: 9780312386511
15 Book Reviews
  • tessa_rain
    tessa_rainabout 9 years55 stars
    I love this book because it expresses all of the characters' feelings and opinions of each situation in the book. I recommend it for anyone who understands what it feels like to lose their dog and to try so hard to find it.
    • bigsister12
      bigsister12over 9 years55 stars
      cool book so far you might want to read it
      • 20abutler
        20abutlerabout 10 years55 stars
        everything for a dog is a great book about a dog and two boy who know nothing about each other but meet in a surprising way. I loved this book and want to read it again.
        • santarocks
          santarocksover 10 years
          Everything For a Dog is a really good book and its about a dog named Bone that get split up from his sister. I picked this book because i read the book about Bone's sister Squrriel. i really liked this book an can't wait for another good book.