The Puppy Place #28: Teddy

Series: The Puppy Place

by Ellen Miles

Scholastic Paperbacks
February 2013

Ages 7 – 10 . Grades 2 – 5

Lexile measure: 660L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O



Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.

From the first time Lizzie sees Teddy the Pomeranian, she knows that this alert little puppy has some special talents but he just won't stop barking! When all of the other members of the Peterson family lose their patience, Lizzie sticks it out by training this pup to be helpful around the house.
Ellen Miles

Ellen Miles loves dogs, which is why she has a great time writing Puppy Place books. And guess what? She loves cats, too! That's why she came up with a series called Kitty Corner. Ellen lives in Vermont and loves to be outdoors every day, walking, biking, skiing, or swimming, depending on the season. She also loves to read, cook, explore her beautiful state, play with dogs, and hang out with friends and family. Visit her website at


--- - ! 'From THE PUPPY PLACE #28: TEDDY

Mom frowned. "You’ve been working hard lately with all these dogs," she said. "Maybe you and Maria need to think carefully about taking on so many clients. And maybe you could think about something other than dogs once in a while. You need some balance in your life. I don’t want you to get sick, and I don’t want your schoolwork to suffer...."

"I already did my homework." Lizzie didn’t need to hear the rest: she''d listened to this lecture before, many times. She pointed to her desk, with her folders all neatly lined up. She knew Mom would never let her keep her business going if her grades started to slip. Mom nodded. "Okay," she said. "I guess I''m just surprised to find you asleep in the afternoon. You didn’t even hear the phone ring, did you?"
"The phone?" Lizzie asked.

"Dr. Gibson just called," said Mom. "She needs
our help with a puppy."'
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ISBN: 9780545462396

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