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Madeline Finn and the therapy dog  Cover Image Book Book

Madeline Finn and the therapy dog / Lisa Papp.

Papp, Lisa, (author,, illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781682631492
  • ISBN: 1682631494
  • ISBN: \
  • ISBN: 9780780486553(hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree, ©2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Madeline Finn is training her dog Star to become a therapy dog. Will they pass the test? A beautiful story of empathy, perseverance, and community from Lisa Papp. Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie the library dog, Madeline and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can't stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?Author-illustrator Lisa Papp's empathetic, feel-good story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference. Paired with warm, gentle illustrations, this book (much like Papp's previous award-winning titles Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog) is ideal for social emotional learning and discussions about self-esteem, volunteering, community, and-of course-therapy animals.Also available:Madeline Finn and the Library DogMadeline Finn and the Shelter Dog Inside jacket.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 years
510L Lexile
Decoding demand: 60 (medium) Semantic demand: 69 (high) Syntactic demand: 62 (high) Structure demand: 85 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 510659.
Awards Note:
Show Me Readers Award nominee 2022-2023.
Subject: Psychiatric service dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Service dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Older people > Juvenile fiction.
Helping behavior > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Children and animals > Juvenile fiction.
Helping behavior > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 60 of 77 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 77 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marshall Public Library E PAP (Text) 33391000189672 Readers Awards Display Available -

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