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. Volume XVII Number 9. . . .October 29, 2010
Pierre Le Poof is a very contented and well loved poodle, but he is a little lonely. So he hatches a plan to find the stray dogs in the park and bring them home to stay. It takes two days of slipping out the window and down the fire escape while Mis Murphy naps before he locates Sparky and Lou and persuades them to follow him home. And, while Mis Murphy does not agree to keeping the strays, she does find a home for them in the same apartment building, and so Pierre will be able to play with his friends whenever he wants. However, because he cannot forget the sad old Beagle he encountered in his search or the grumpy next door neighbour who lost his dog years ago, he devises another plan to unite the two. This works without a hitch, and Pierre can now rest, knowing all his friends belong to happy homes.
This is a gentle story of a tender hearted pup who, in seeking to assuage his own loneliness, discovers others’ greater needs and takes steps to resolve them. While there is no real tension in this story, homeless underdogs will appeal to young children and the neat resolution will fulfill their innate
sense of social justice.
Alison Mews is a recently retired librarian who lives in St. John's, NL.
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