|Author: Cynthia Rylant|
Illustrator: Kathryn Brown
*Spoiler Alert* :-)
She finds the dog at the dogcatcher's kennel. It is then that she remembers all of her lovely friends and remembers how lucky she had been to know them. So, she decides to the name the dog...Lucky.
This story reminds me of a cliché, "it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." This is what the old woman remembers as she is searching for the dog. She is lucky to find the dog, she is lucky to have his love, and he is lucky to have her to care for him.
The illustrations in this book were done in watercolor. The pictures are light and beautiful. I especially notice the colors in the old lady's garden and the wind blowing through the dog's fur as the old woman, Betsey, and Lucky ride back to their home from the kennel together.
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