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The summer of Riley
Eve Bunting
Children's Fiction BUNTING

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Amelia said:
that the boy wanted to save his dog
posted May 9, 2006 at 11:08AM
John said:
I thought the book was fanamanal it was very emotional. because it it about a boy how want to have a a brouther or i thing dog bu t his parents don't alow him the so then one day he is walking through the wood a he hears a wimper from a dog and run to the sound. and finds a stray dog so he secritly bring the dog to his house.
posted May 9, 2006 at 11:08AM
Sophia9 said:
I just finished reading the Summer of Riley.It is about a boy who gets a dog at a pound.But the dog chases there neighbor’s horse.So the neighbor calls to have the dog killed for chasing the livestock.The boy is super sad so with his friend he tries to save the dog.They make papers to advertise but there is some mean boys who don’t like dogs so they make posters too. Soon everyone knows about Riley and they are taking sides. Some people don’t want the dog dead others do. The people decide to put the dog to sleep. But at the last minute the dog goes somewhere to chase birds from getting into the engines of planes at the airport.It saves people from plane crashes. So they save the dog. I think the book was great and you should read it.
posted Jul 16, 2013 at 8:42PM
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