The Tin Can Puppy

Dylan wanted a puppy more than anything in the world. Any kind of puppy. He didn’t care if it had long legs or short, if it was black or white or brown or spotted. He just wanted a dog. He would look after it, and play with it, and take it for walks and teach it tricks and name it toby. But Dylan’s parent say that he is too young to be responsible for a pet. So when he finds a puppy hiding in a tin can at the tip, Dylan takes the puppy home and hides it…

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Dragonfly Song, a novel in free verse and prose of an outcast girl who becomes a bull-leaper in Bronze Age Crete. Read full bio