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The Missing Dog Is Spotted

Written by Jessica Scott Kerrin

  • 208 Pages
  • 9781554987283
  • 7.5" x 5"
  • from 9 to 12
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Friendship



Publication Date February 22, 2015

Trevor Tower doesn’t worry about being short until he is assigned dog-walking duty with Loyola Louden, the tallest person in his class. But the dogs are a wonderful distraction, and even before Trevor and Loyola vow to solve the mystery of a missing spotted dog, they are becoming good friends.

In this standalone prequel to the acclaimed novel The Spotted Dog Last Seen—a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing (2013)—Jessica Scott Kerrin gives readers another mystery to solve and a lost dog to find. But does the missing dog even exist?


Jessica Scott Kerrin

Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of the newly launched Lobster Chronicles series and the best-selling Martin Bridge series. In 2013, The Spotted Dog Last Seen was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the best books of 2013.

Born and raised in Alberta, Jessica now lives in downtown Halifax, Canada, and once owned a nutty Springer Spaniel who inspired this book.


"Funny, absorbing and touching, The Missing Dog is Spotted resonates with the riches to be found in unexpected friendships and the importance of connection, however transient it may be." National Reading Campaign

"Trevor is a sweet character, a little neurotic but ultimately good-natured, the introverted foil to many of the rambunctious boy characters that frequent middle-grade novels." National Post

"With a measured pace that allows for character development, the story unfolds in a steady, satisfying way." Booklist

"A poignant companion to the previous volume." School Library Journal