Maxi's Secrets

Maxi's Secrets

(or What You Can Learn From A Dog)

Book - 2016
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"Fifth-grader Timminy, who's small for his age and new in town, isn't eager to start middle school--but he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi, a big, deaf, lovable dog"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399545672
0399545670
Branch Call Number: J F PLO
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 22 cm

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darladoodles
Feb 16, 2017

Your name is Timminy, you are very short for your age and you are beginning the school year in a new school, which happens to also be a middle school and the place your dad is assistant principal in a brand new town. Good thing you have your dog Maxi to help you weather the storm.

Love all the lessons that Maxi the great pyrenees puppy teaches her family. Many a young boy or girl will take heart in their preteen years as they also learn from Maxi about being different and being a friend.

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joywolf83
Dec 28, 2016

Oh my God by Page 30 I was ready to cry. A boy adopts a great pyrenees puppy that ends up being deaf. Timmiony is used to being made fun of because he's so short. His next door is a super cool girl thats blind. They become friends and navigate school together. The people are really solid and authentic. Chapters are super short and make the book speed by since each one furthers the novel. Really liked that each chapter ends with a secret that you should know, and they're actually helpful too! Oh, and if you're wondering how bad/good the ending is just think of Where the Red Fern Grows and you'll have an inkling of how hard this will hit your heart.

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