Synopses & Reviews
How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive--like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman wonand#8217;t name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesnand#8217;t know sheand#8217;s lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name--and someone to love.
About the Author
CYNTHIA RYLANT is a Newbery Medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry and Mudge. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Kathryn Brown lives in western Massachusetts.