In Buddy by M.H. Herlong, Buddy is a scruffy street dog to finds his perfect family in a series of serendipitous events. 12-year-old Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts knows that Buddy is the dog of his dreams and the two become fast friends. But when Hurricane Katrina hits and they become separated, Li'l T finds himself fighting to find his beloved dog and help his friends and family as they struggle to rebuild following the disaster. Recommended for ages 8 years and older.
A classic boy-and-dog tale in the tradition of Old Yeller
Tyrone "Li'l T" Roberts meets Buddy when his family's car accidentally hits the stray dog on their way to church. Buddy turns out to be the dog Li'l T's always wished for--until Hurricane Katrina comes to New Orleans and he must leave Buddy behind. After the storm, Li'l T and his father return home to find a community struggling to rebuild their lives--and Buddy gone. But Li'l T refuses to give up his quest to find his best friend. From the author of the BBYA Top Ten selection The Great Wide Sea comes a powerful story of hope, courage, and knowing when to let go.
M. H. Herlong is a teacher, writer, former lawyer, and parent of four sons, and the author of The Great Wide Sea, a YALSA 2010 Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The author has lived for twenty-seven years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where levee breaks in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina caused massive flooding and destroyed much of the city.
"A testament to the human capacity to endure." The New York Times Book Review "A touching tale of hope, of holding on when you can, and of letting go when its the right thing to do."Kirkus Reviews