Synopses & Reviews
It's 1951, and America is fighting a war in Korea. Back home in Templeton, Tennessee, Leanne, Paul, and Jeannie are fighting a war of their own against Tippy Lemmey, the only dog they've ever met with both a first and a last name. When they ride their bikes, he chases them. When they run, he runs. There's no getting away from him.
But when Tippy Lemmey is in trouble, Leanne, Paul, and Jeannie are the only ones who can help him. The kids are faced with a tough decision -- whether or not they should help their sworn enemy. But they can't turn their backs on the dog -- and later, Tippy returns the favor.
About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack
has written many award-winning books for children, including Goin' Someplace Special
(Coretta Scott King Award winner), The Honest-to-Goodness Truth, Let My People Go
(an NAACP Image Award winner), The Dark Thirty
(a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner), Mirandy and Brother Wind
(Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book) and Ma Dear's Aprons.
She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.