fiction childrens fantasy young adult adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced

272 pages | first published 1975


The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him.In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Le...
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emotional 75%
adventurous 50%
hopeful 50%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
lighthearted 25%
mysterious 25%
sad 25%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

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Diverse cast of characters?

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