Available for the first time in a Yearling edition, the classic, inspiring story of a dog who triumphs against all odds, by the bestselling author of The Cay.
Helen adored her beautiful golden Labrador from the first moment he was placed in her arms, a squirming fat sausage of creamy yellow fur. As her best friend, Friar Tuck waited daily for Helen to come home from school and play. He guarded her through the long, scary hours of the dark night. Twice he even saved her life.
Now it's Helen's turn. No one can say exactly when Tuck began to go blind. Probably the light began to fail for him long before the alarming day when he raced after some cats and crashed through the screen door, apparently never seeing it. But from that day on, Tuck's trouble--and how to cope with it--becomes the focus of Helen's life. Together they fight the chain that holds him and threatens to break his spirit, until Helen comes up with a solution so new, so daring, there's no way it can fail.
About Theodore Taylor
THEODORE TAYLORleft his mark on the world with over 50 books for people of all ages, countless short stories, a few movie scripts and even a poem or two. On October 26, 2006, Theodore Taylor passed away in his beloved “house in the woods” in Laguna Beach, California. He was surrounded by his family, his books and years of wonderful memories. To find out more about Theodore visit www.theodoretaylor.com
"Moving and heart-warming."--The Horn Book Magazine "A great animal story. . . . Don't miss it."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
WINNER 1984 California Young Reader Medal WINNER 1984 Texas Bluebonnet Master List WINNER 1983 Kansas William White Master List