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Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven (2011)

Author: Graham Salisbury Illustrator: Jacqueline Rogers
Publisher: Yearling/Random House
Number of pages: 160 pages

What do you want so badly that you can taste itand can you persuade someone to give it to you? That's the subject of a fourth-grade writing assignment. Calvin wants a dog! He reads what he's written to his mom to see just how persuasive he can be. No way, Mom says: Calvin is too irresponsible to care for a pet. Luckily, Mom's boyfriend, Ledward, is on Calvin's side. He takes Calvin to a place he calls dog heaven. There Calvin meets the dog of his dreamsStreak. Now Calvin's got to convince Mom he's dog-responsible, because he and Streak belong together!

ISBN 13: 978-0375846021
Reading Level (grade): 3-7