The Pet War by Allan Woodrow
7 word summary: Siblings compete, earning money to win pet.
Realistic fiction. Stand alone novel. ©2013. Share with ages 8-11.
Otto loves dogs, and is desperate to get one. His older sister Lexi wants a cat – yuk! Mom’s idea: whoever can earn $500 in a month can choose the pet. Now…how to earn the money? Otto’s ideas are typical 11-year-old boy, from the unrealistic (starring in reality tv) to the boring (hosting a magic show). Lexi, though, seems to have no trouble. As they both learn, earning $500 in a month is a lot harder than expected. A male protagonist leads a story full of perseverance and determination with only a bit of sugar-coating in the end.