Ghost Dog Secrets

Each day, Rusty feeds a dog that s left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter and no food or water When he realizes that the dog s been injured, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it Are they stealing, or are they rescuing a dog in need With the dog living in their secret hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including a mysterious ghostEach day, Rusty feeds a dog that s left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter and no food or water When he realizes that the dog s been injured, Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and take it Are they stealing, or are they rescuing a dog in need With the dog living in their secret hideout, the boys face multiple challenges, including a mysterious ghost dog that tries to lead them to a startling secret, Andrew s snoopy sister, and the escalating threats of the dog s abusive owner The fast paced suspense builds to a surprising conclusion, which will leave young readers cheering for Rusty s compassion and determination.
Ghost Dog Secrets Each day Rusty feeds a dog that s left chained in the frigid weather with no shelter and no food or water When he realizes that the dog s been injured Rusty and his friend Andrew unchain the dog and

  • Title: Ghost Dog Secrets
  • Author: Peg Kehret
  • ISBN: 9780525421788
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Ghost Dog Secrets”

    1. My daughter wanted me to read this to her, and I admit that I wondered at the beginning about how much of a Ghost Story it would be. I was pleasantly surprised though, and found this book to have a good moral story, and the ghost dog in the story is not overplayed, and is a nice ghost, nothing scary. The topics of animal cruelty and methamphetamine labs are covered, and the main dog in the story does get hurt several times, so those with sensitive children will probably want to discuss these thi [...]

    2. This book was awesome i really like how they helped a dog in danger! Nice book.I love the part when they steal the dog by using oil.Cool book you should read it.

    3. Good pacing -- nice middle grade read. And now, I've read all of the Maud Hart Lovelace Award Division 1 nominees for 2014-15!

    4. “Ghost Dog Secrets” by Peg Kehret is about the main character Rusty and a german shepherd. Everyday, Rusty feeds the abused dog until he realizes feeding the dog is not enough. He and his friend Andrew decide to take the dog. Will they get in trouble? I love the suspense and horror added to make the storyline more interesting. I also appreciated how well the characters were developed. I recommend this book to people who like horror and suspenseful books. Overall, I think Peg did a fantastic [...]

    5. Here is something I learned this week: if you've recently read a book called Space Cats, followed by another book called Ghost Cat, it is really, really hard not to check out a book called Ghost Dog Secrets when you see it on the library shelf. I've been a fan of Peg Kehret ever since I bought one of her junior fiction books, Sisters, Long Ago, at a school book fair in the 90s. Sisters, Long Ago involves reincarnation, past-life regressions, dog-napping, and the Egyptian sun god Ra (I read it, l [...]

    6. Rusty can't get the image of a dog he saw on the way to school who was chained to a tree in the icy rain with no food or water. When his teacher asks the class to think of ways the students can make a difference and then try to make it happen, he decides to start to make a difference in that dog's life. At first, he brings the dog food and water each afternoon. Rusty begins to be visited by an apparition of a collie who seems to be watching after the chained-up dog. After telling his friend Andr [...]

    7. I enjoyed this book at the scale of about 7 out of 10, just because it was kind of a slow going book with not that much action, but their was a lot of adventure. This book was pretty good considering it had no sequel and was short. The main characters were Rusty and his friend Andrew. The setting of this book is outdoors for the most part, mainly close to Rusty's house and this other old man, who's Rusty's neighbor. The problem in this book is Rusty finds a dog chained up outside near a tree nex [...]

    8. Rusty can’t take his mind off of the German shepherd he saw chained to a tree in freezing cold weather. At the encouragement of a ghost dog, he starts to bring food and water to the German shepherd, and soon realizes that the dog is being abused. When the adults fail to resolve the situation, Rusty takes matters into his own hands, and has to make a decision: Would taking the dog be stealing, or rescuing?Peg Kehret does a great job of capturing the emotions of a dog lover. The German shepherd, [...]

    9. At first I thought the book sounded too much like a PSA because of all the information Rusty and his teacher gave about different projects and things, but it ended up being a good book. Sometimes predictable, but the bit with Mr. Myers at the end was interesting. I was not expecting that bit. I liked that the students were able to do a project involving the Humane Society that involved all of their different subjects. The Kitty Knitters was also adorable, and when Wendy started to make the blank [...]

    10. Rusty is a 14 years old kid and kind person. He also worried a lot about the people that he know, well most of them. In the beginning, of the book it take place mostly at the Mad men house. After, Rusty and his best friend Tyler rescue the miss treated German shepherd from the Mad men. The book mostly takes place that Rusty house. Overall, I think about this book is interesting because it cool how Rusty is the only person that can see the Ghost dog with the German shepherd. The ghost tells Rusty [...]

    11. This book is about Rusty and her best friend, Andrew. On the way to school, rusty say a dog lying outside the owners house. Rusty feels bad so every day Rusty brought him food and water. When Rusty got caught by the owner, he drove after him and the stalking began. Rusty saw her house had been robbed, and started receiving threats. Then, the dog disappeared at night. The next day, a ghost dog lay beside him when he woke. The dog, RA was abused over night. So when Rusty saw that the dog had gone [...]

    12. Remember when we rebelled against books with dead dogs? Kehret listened, and while no dog we are attached to currently dies, there is a ghost one we become quite fond of.I loved the service learning aspect. What a good idea for a class to adopt.

    13. Did anyone else find this didactic? I just kept thinking -- this isn't how people really talk. The story was good, but I thought the conversations were just too unbelievable & heavy-handed, trying too hard to get the messages across. I wonder what children think of it.

    14. This is a good book for a fourth grader that likes mysteries. I liked the part when Rusty, the main character, saved a german shepherd that was changed up to a tree.

    15. Great story. I am recommending this to all the children who come into the library and stare blankly at the shelves saying - there are no good books here.

    16. Sarah's favorite book from fifth grade. Good plot. Narrator is endearing and there are some good twists in the story.

    17. i thought the book was interesting because it's about how a boy listens to a ghost dog to save a real dogs life from being chained to a tree in the cold with no food, water or shelter.

    18. This was really good book. I liked the ghost dog. He was actually kind of scary, even though he was kind.The ending was great, and pretty realistic, at least for a ghost story.

    19. Ghost Dog Secrets is about a young boy named Rusty who helps and feeds an injured German Shepherd that is chained to a house. Rusty tries and gets Animal Control but they won't respond to him. When he couldn't get Animal Control him and his friend Andrew unchained the dog and they took it to there "secret" hideout. Then out of the blue a ghost of a border collie appears. I give this book 4 stars out of 5 because it made me have a bunch of mixed feelings like there were parts through the book whe [...]

    20. The book Ghost dog secrets by Peg Kehret, is about a kid named Rush, and his friend trying to save a dog from its horrible owner. First Rusty feeds the dog but never tells his friend, but then he tells his friend about the dog and take care of it together. They end up naming the dog Ra. Eventually they take the dog to their hide out and keep it safe. Then the owner finds out and gets mad because he wants his dog, so he starts stalking Rusty and his mom and leaving voicemails. Then after that the [...]

    21. One day Rusty finds a German Shepard that is chained to a tree with no food and water. For weeks he takes dated pictures of the dog and feeds him. One day he and his best friend Andrew decide to take the dog from the old beat up house and put him in there secret fort. They named him Ra and made a cover story if anyone asked "Who's dog is that". But the owner has saw them walking the dog and wants him back as a guard dog. He find out where they lives and broke in looking for his dog. Will Rusty k [...]

    22. I read this because it’s what my son is reading for his book report. It’s a good book for a kid, not my cuppa tea though. Well enough written good message, again it’s really good for a kid.

    23. Ghost Dog SecretsPeg Kehret192 pagesThe story starts off as Rusty going to school and noticing a German shepherd dog tied to a tree with no water, food, or shelter. This makes him very emotional about the dog. In school he learns about how to tell if someone has a meth lab in a house by telling by smell or actions. His class also starts a project pertaining to animal cruelty. Then Rusty realizes about the poor German shepherd tied to the tree, and decides to help him. So every single day he woul [...]

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