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Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog.

Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California, becoming a veterinarian, and maybe learning more about the war hero father he's never known. He lives on a farm with his mom, grandfather, and an extraordinary pig named Marty...a pig who thinks he's a dog, that is. Renzo and Marty's friendship is one-of-a-kind, but the bigger Marty gets, the harder it is for Renzo to justify his unusual pet to his penny-pinching mom. So when she threatens to sell Marty - or worse - Renzo decides it's up to him and Paloma to save Marty once and for all.

About the Author

Paul Griffin

Paul wrote several young adult novels, Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, Stay With Me, Burning Blue and Adrift. When Friendship Followed Me Home, a novel for middle grade readers, comes out June 2016. Marty, another MG novel, comes out in 2017. Paul lives in New York City with several crazy dogs (often featured in his stories) and one very patient wife, Risa Morimoto, who also happens to be his favorite moviemaker. paulgriffinstories.com

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