Probably the world's best story about a dog and the girl who loved me / D. James Smith.
The further adventures and misadventures of twelve-year-old Paolo, his six-year-old brother Georgie, and their nine-year-old deaf cousin Billy as they try to find their missing dog, cope with a new paper route, and discover romance in their small California town in 1951.
New York :
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Walker Library - Curriculum Collection - Juvenile - 3rd Floor
Pull and Hold