Julia Gillian is a true dog person.
She likes all dogs, but she loves the Dog of her Dreams, Bigfoot, best of all. Julia Gillian and Bigfoot have grown up together and they can even understand each other's telepathically beamed thoughts. So when Bigfoot starts to slow down because he's getting old, Julia Gillian's world goes topsy-turvy and she does everything she can to keep him safe.
More than ever, Julia Gillian needs her friends and family to see her through the toughest time of her life.
Drazen Kojzan is the illustrator of several books for children, including Diary of a Fairy Godmother by Esmé Raji Codell, and How to Tame a Bully by Nancy Wilcox Richards. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his family. You can visit him at www.drazenkozjan.com.
Alison McGhee is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers and adults, including the New York Times bestseller, Someday, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. You can visit her at www.alisonmcghee.com.
- ! "If no one else was going to do anything, Julia Gillian would.
will keep slowing down,\" said Dr.Gowdy. \"He'll sleep more often and for longer
periods of time.\"
\tHoney. There it was again.
\t\"We can control for variables,\"
said Julia Gillian, ignoring what Dr. Gowdy was saying. \"That's what we can do.\"
Someone had to do something, and if it had to be Julia Gillian, then fine, she would
do it. She would not give up. She would make a list of Bigfoot variables, and she
would control for them. In this way, she would keep her dog safe."