THE SECRET DOG OF LITTLE LUIS by Peggy Mann

THE SECRET DOG OF LITTLE LUIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Once again Carlos Gomez from The Street of the Flower Boxes (1966) sets out to humanize an inner city neighborhood and beats the odds. When the welfare moves Grandmother, Carlos and Luis, because of the old woman's heart condition, from their one room walk-up into a first floor project apartment, the boys have two problems: Carlos won't be able to remain chief of the junior block gang whose enemy is the Projecters, and the housing authority won't let Luis keep Alice, the sick dog he has only just found in a garbage alley. But Carlos' letters to the Authority result in a windup as happy as the warmest puppy, with Luis a front page celebrity, Alice tacitly permitted in the project, a pretty blond gift across the hall for twelve year-old Carlos, and a policy-making tenant's association in the offing. An updated Lincoln's Doctor's Dog.

Pub Date: Dec. 13th, 1973
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan