"For anyone who doesn't already know that dogs are magic, this book will make you a believer." --Megan Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
Fans of Katherine Applegate, Holly Goldberg Sloan, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will love this heartwarming middle grade debut about family, friendship, and the special connection between a girl and her dog.

Eleven-year-old Sadie’s school year is off to an awful start. Her best (and only) friend moved away, her older brother is a jerk (as always), and her beloved Gramps is having more and more trouble keeping his memories straight. But when she comes across a stray dog, she discovers something wonderful and magical—she and the dog, Dewey, are able to communicate telepathically. Sadie knows that Dewey is destined to be her friend.

Dewey is quickly captured and sent to a shelter. And Sadie’s moms say Dewey is dangerous, a bite risk, and that Sadie, whose mind is always wandering with a larger than life imagination, needs to prove she’s more responsible before she can adopt any pets. But Sadie is running out of time—Dewey lets Sadie know that her days at the shelter are numbered.

The only solution: break Dewey out of doggie jail.

In this reaffirming, magical, and uplifting story of friendship, family, and believing in yourself, New York Times bestselling author Amber Smith assures the reader: it’s okay to think big and act with your whole heart.
“Tender-hearted and triumphant, this uplifting story shows the many kinds of ways to be lost and found. I couldn't put it down.” —Gillian McDunn, author of Caterpillar Summer and The Queen Bee and Me
“For anyone who doesn’t already know that dogs are magic, this book will make you a believer. Amber Smith crafts a heartwarming story that will have you cheering for the power of a bond between a girl and her dog. Simply perfect.” —Megan Shepherd, NYT bestselling author of The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
“Charming and touching.” —School Library Journal
“While there are plenty of bumps along the way, the happy, hopeful ending is satisfying. Sadie’s first-person narration balances action and introspection, creating a thoughtful exploration of interpersonal relationships and what it means to do right by others and ourselves… A quiet winner for animal lovers and fans of realistic fiction.” —Kirkus