Chester and Gus

Title

Chester and Gus

Authors

Cammie McGovern

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062330680

Pages

253 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Chester, a service dog, is adopted into a family where he becomes a companion to Gus, a ten-year-old boy with nonverbal autism, who initially challenges Chester by requiring a different kind of friendship.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

680L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Adoption; Developmental disability; Neurological disorder; adopted dog; autism; child with developmental disability; seizure disorder; child with neurological disorder

Main Character

male dog; male child

Race/Ethnicities

Dog / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

service dog; training; program; classroom; teacher; bullying; communication; seizures; service dog in training; window; birds; companion animal

Diversity Impact

direct

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