by Michelle Superle (Tradewind Books)
Sam is an over-scheduled 11-year-old who longs for something exciting to happen. So when the large black dog appears in her backyard, she decides to keep him. But caring for Horatio while keeping him a secret from her mother isn’t easy. Meanwhile, a woman named Stella wakes up in a senior’s residence. Unable to talk due to a stroke, she worries about her dog.
As Sam slowly learns more about Horatio, she realizes she has to help him get home.
A lovely, heart-warming story for anyone who has ever owned a dog or yearns for one. The reunion between Stella and her dog is as tearfully emotional as that between Peter and Bodger in The Incredible Journey.