A “perfect pet” story from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Sandra is growing up on a desert ranch surrounded by animals, but she wants one to have her very own pet. A tortoise isn’t really friendly, a little rabbit is too fearful, and a young coyote howls to rejoin his pack. A bobcat almost fits the bill, but soon grows too big and fierce to be a housecat. Sandra’s parents let her learn for herself that these animals are best suited to the wild, though it is often hard to let them go. Finally, a smiley little stray dog finds Sandra. Sandra names the dog Susie, and the two become wonderful friends.
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Review, The New York Times Book Review, August 16, 2009: "Engaging."
About Sandra Day O’Connor
Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice, was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. As a child, she rode and hunted, learned about farming and how to raise cattle, and got to know and appreciate the wide variety of… More about Sandra Day O’Connor
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Jun 23, 2009| 40 Pages| 8-1/2 x 11| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780375841033