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Harvey Comes Home

Written by Colleen Nelson & illustrated by Tara Anderson
Published by Pajama Press
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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An adventurous West Highland Terrier follows his nose a little too far from home and becomes desperate for a helping hand. But when he’s taken in by a young boy volunteering at a retirement home, it just might be Harvey who does the helping. A dog’s world is a world of scents, of adventure. When a runaway West Highland Terrier named Harvey wanders out of his old life guided only by his nose and his heart, lives begin to converge. Austin, a young volunteer at Brayside retirement home, quickly finds that the audacious Harvey inspires Mr. Pickering, a bitter resident coping with memory loss, to tell stories of his childhood. Moved by the elderly man’s Dust Bowl recollections of grinding poverty and the perseverance of his friends and family, Austin begins to trade his preconceived notions for empathy. But is it enough to give him the resolve to track down Harvey’s original owner? Supported by striking illustrations from acclaimed artist Tara Anderson, award-winning author Colleen Nelson immerses readers in a rich and unflinchingly human tale of struggle and hope–all inspired by one curious dog.

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Colleen Nelson's Book Dedication

For Gordon and Marie Pickering

Tara Anderson's Book Dedication

For Uncle Bruce

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Publication Date:
September 17, 2019
Illustration Details:
Original art created with graphite pencil on Canson drawing paper
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