An action-packed and heartwarming story of a dog in the Cherry Mine disaster of 1909.
When Thomas’s family needs money, he’s forced to go to work in the coal mines, even though neither of his late parents wanted that for him. His only comfort is his dog Finder, a failed hunting dog who now pulls a cart in the mines. When disaster strikes, can Thomas and Finder escape from the fires deep below ground?
In the third installment of their “Dog Chronicles” series, Alison Hart and Michael Montgomery bring readers an exciting tale exploring the roles that dogs played during the Cherry Mine disaster of 1909.
“Well-told and entertaining…” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Suspenseful…” ―The Horn Book Guide
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―National Council for the Social Studies, Children’s Book Council, 2016
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) – Kansas National Education Association, 2016
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Honor Book) – The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, 2016
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee, Intermediate) ―Association for Indiana Media Educators, 2017-2018
AR Level: 4.4
F&P: GRL V, Gr 5, Genre F
Themes: Mining, Bravery, American History
BISAC 1: JUV001010 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
BISAC 2: JUV016150 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs