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Harvey Comes Home

By Colleen Nelson

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Publication Date: April 20, 2021

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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7

Now in paperback, the award-winning story of a lost West Highland Terrier warming hearts and bringing generations together

Now in paperback, the award-winning story of a lost West Highland Terrier warming hearts and bringing generations togetherA dog’s world is a world of scents, of adventure. When Harvey the West Highland Terrier wanders out of his old life guided only by his nose and his heart, lives begin to converge.Austin, a young volunteer at Brayside retirement home, quickly finds that the audacious Harvey inspires Mr. Pickering, a bitter resident coping with memory loss, to tell stories of his childhood. Moved by the elderly man’s Dust Bowl recollections of grinding poverty and the perseverance of his friends and family, Austin begins to trade his preconceived notions for empathy. But is it enough to give him the resolve to track down Harvey’s original owner?Supported by warm graphite illustrations from acclaimed artist Tara Anderson, author Colleen Nelson immerses readers in a rich and unflinchingly human tale of struggle and hope—all inspired by one curious dog.

About the Author

An author and junior high school teacher, Colleen Nelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her works include the critically-acclaimed middle-grade novels Harvey Comes Home and Harvey Holds His Own; Sadia, which won the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award; and Blood Brothers, which was selected as the 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People. Colleen's first picture book, Teaching Mrs. Muddle, was published in 2020. Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinks and soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons. The family's West Highland Terrier Rosie adds an extra-loveable dose of liveliness, squirrel-chasing, and shoe-chewing to their lives.A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous illustrations of animals. Her books include That Stripy Cat, Rhino Rumpus, Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life, and the award-winning Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That. Tara shares a farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, with her husband, her young daughter, and several cats.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Pajama Press

Publication Date: April 20, 2021

ISBN: 9781772781984

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