Gaby, Lost and Found

Gaby, Lost and Found

Book - 2013
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A Latina main character, a lovable cast of shelter animals, and a very special friendship give this novel tremendous heart.

Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. She plays with the kittens, helps to obedience train the dogs, and writes adoption advertisements so that the strays who live there can find their forever homes: places where they'llbe loved and cared for, no matter what.

Gaby has been feeling like a bit of a stray herself, lately. Her mother has recently been deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will soon come home so that they can adopt Gaby'sfavourite shelter cat together, and start getting back to the way things used to be. When the cat's original owners turn up at the shelter, however, Gaby's plans for the perfect family seem to fall apart. But she's determined not to let go of herdream so easily.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780545489454
Branch Call Number: J CER
Characteristics: 220 pages ;,21 cm


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Jan 07, 2017

Feather the cat is sooo cute, I loved it sooo much! :)

Jul 05, 2016

This book is so amazing.

Jun 01, 2016

I read this book a long time ago but wanted to comment on it. Gaby, Lost and Found is a great book for ages 7 & up. It always makes me laugh that I have a friend named Gabby that is like the opposite of Gaby Remirez Howards. AWESOME BOOK FOR EVERYONE!!!! I wish everyone could read this book!!

JCLChrisK May 20, 2016

A really excellent story about a girl dealing with some pretty serious life issues. Realistic and deep without being too heavy. Wonderfully tangible dialogue. Believably intelligent and capable young people who still make plenty of mistakes. Well, well done.

As part of a class project, animal-loving Gaby volunteers at a local animal shelter. She writes short advertisements for the animals to help get them adopted, and in a low moment writes one for herself. It provides a nice overview of the book's situation:

"Gaby Ramirez Howard

"Just call me the St. Ann's stray. Three months ago, my mom was deported, and now I live with my father, who looks at me like I'm just another job he wants to quit. I'm seeking a home where I can invite my best friend over, and have a warm breakfast a couple times a week. Waffles and scrambled eggs are my favorite! Having the newest cell phone or fancy clothes isn't important, but I'd like to have a cat that I can talk to when I'm home alone. Come visit me at Furry Friends Animal Shelter and take me home today!"

Apr 30, 2014

(BULLY) Sweet story of a girl who feels like a stray. Her mother gets deported back home to Hondurus, and she's left feeling alone. She has school project of volunteering at shelter. A good book that is diverse with sprinklings of easy to know spanish words. Excellent at showing the bond with Gaby has with her mom, friends and animals. Showcases different topics without being pushy. There is a little bit about some bullies, but its not the main idea of story. Plus she does stand up for herself. I think it would open up a lot of discussion of immagration laws and if they are fair. Also about shelters and the importance of being responsible for your pets. (Only question I had was, why couldn't the father marry the mom and give her status? I mean I know that its not instant like in movies, but it does at least give a person a chance to apply for citzenship.)

very good book

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Jan 07, 2017

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Jul 03, 2016

When Gaby Ramirez Howard starts volunteering at the local animal shelter, she takes special pride in writing adoption advertisements. Her flyers help the dogs and cats there find their forever homes: places where they'll be loved and cared for no matter what.

Gaby is in need of a forever home herself. Her mother has recently been deported to Honduras And Gaby doesn't know where to turn. Meanwhile, Gaby's favorite shelter cat, Feather, needs a new place to live. Gaby would love to adopt her- but if Gaby doesn't have a place that feels like home to her, how can she help Feather?


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Jul 03, 2016

"The poor cat cried again."


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