Giving Gifts can be hard work.
Karen wants to give Mommy a special present. She will buy it with the money she makes walking dogs. But then Karen decides to get something else. Since she needs more money, she will walk more dogs. Soon Karen has too many dogs on her hands! But if she quits her job, she might have to break some big promises.
Ann M. Martin
Ann M. Martin is the creator of The Baby-sitters Club, which has more than 180 million books in print, making it one of the most popular series in the history of publishing. Her novels include A Corner of the Universe
(a Newbery Honor Book), Belle Teal
, Here Today
, A Dog's Life
, On Christmas Eve
, and the Main Street and Family Tree series, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. Longer Letter Later
and Snail Mail No More
, with Paula Danziger. Ann lives in upstate New York.