Missing Bones


A touching story about changing family relationships and the special bond between kids and their pets.
Ricky and his chubby beagle, Bones, don’t fit in. Ricky is trying to be a good sport about his mother’s recent marriage, but his new step-sister Annabelle and her cat are hard to take. Even when Bones saves the cat from a mountain lion’s attack, Annabelle blames Bones for the mountain lion being there at all. When Bones goes missing in a thunderstorm, Ricky is frantic. This is a book about family love and adjustment, and the tie between a boy and his dog.

Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Age Range : 7-12
Grades: 2-4
SKU: N/A Category: Tags: , , , , Product ID: 16002

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431342 
  • Genre: Childrens: Fiction/Animals/Dogs
  • Page Count: 168
  • Age Range: 7-12
  • Grades: 2-4
  • Lexile Level: 730
  • Pub Date: 01/06/2018





Phyllis J. Perry grew up and went to school in the small northern California town of Grass Valley.She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in English with a minor inHistory.  She earned her Master’s Degree  from California State College in San Francisco, and her Doctoratefrom the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Phyllis pursued a career in education serving as  a teacher, CurriculumSpecialist, Director of Talented & Gifted Education, and as an Elementary School Principal.

“During a bumpy period of adjustment to his newly blended family, fifth-grader Ricky Martinez is grief-stricken when his beagle, Bones, gets lost. A predictable boy-and-dog story with an ample ration of boilerplate family troubles.”
– Kirkus Reviews

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