Angus and Sadie

4 CDs. 4:25 hrs. Listening Library. 2014. $30. ISBN 9780553396355. digital download.
Gr 3–7—Voigt's story of two animal-shelter border collies is nicely narrated by Wendy Carter. Listeners gets the point of view of the dogs' owners (Mister and Missus), but most of the telling of the story belongs to the dogs. Angus quickly becomes Mister's dog, and he does well at training. Missus understands Sadie and uses softer commands. Readers will enjoy the personalities of the various animals (sheep, barn cats, and cows) as well as the struggles the dogs have with training, storms, and missing sheep. The pace is a bit slow and adventure sparse, but the animals' personalities ring true. Young animal lovers will like how these dogs think and interact and will enjoy this sweet story.—Deb Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI

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