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Caldecott Honor book The Stray Dog by Marc Simont, Before You Were Mine by Marybeth Boelts AND Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King NOW! Available for immediate download for only $10.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to purchase and download.

Before You Were Mine
by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by David Walker

If your dog was adopted from a shelter, it would have stories to tell, but could it tell you? What questions would you ask it about its other life? What could you tell your new dog about what happened after it was rescued and how you chose it?

This sweet story about an adopted dog and the little boy who gave it a forever home.


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Internet Extensions for Before You Were Mine

Author Maribeth Boelts
Illustrator David Walker
Paws in Prison
Guardian Angels Pet Rescue
Pet Finder
Animal Shelter

A 10-page unit for Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts is part of a collection of 52 units in Flying Higher.

The Unit Contains:
Readers' Theater Script
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
What Do You Think?
Grouping Dogs: Happy or Sad?
Logic Puzzle
What is a Shelter?
Doggy Fun
Answer Keys


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