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My Old Pal, Oscar

My Old Pal, Oscar

By Amy Hest
Illustrator Amy June Bates


Price: $15.26

  • Publication Date: May 3, 2016
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781613129265
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: full-color
  • Rights: World/All

After a young boy’s beloved pet passes away, he encounters an adorable stray dog on the beach. The boy tries to walk away and ignore the cuddly creature, but the puppy continues to follow him, undeterred. Though the boy is still dealing with the pain of his loss and feels afraid to care about a new pet again, as the two walk the sand together, the boy slowly opens himself up to the joy of having a new dog in his life and making peace with the past.

New York Times bestselling Amy Hest and Amy Bates, the beloved team who created The Dog Who Belonged to No One, have created a touching story about new beginnings and how friendship and love have the power to heal.

About the author

Amy Hest is the author of When Jessie Came Across the Sea, which won the Christopher Award, as well as several New York Times bestselling picture books. She lives in New York City. 

Amy Bates is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of numerous books for children. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her three children and husband.