Missing Bones (Paperback)
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.
For 20 years, Phyllis J. Perry worked in the Boulder Valley Schools as a teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, and Director of Gifted Education. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two daughters.
"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. (Fiction 9-12)" —Kirkus Reviews