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When Mack Came Back (edition 2003)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142300756, Paperback)Maury is terrified when he hears howling coming from the woods. When he goes to see what's making the noise, he finds a shivering dog tangled in blackberry vines. Maury realizes that it's his brother Ben's dog, Mack. Ben gave Mack to a friend before he left for the army, but Mack has come back home. There is nothing Maury wants more than to keep the dog that once belonged to his brother. But Maury's father sees Mack as a constant reminder of his eldest son, who abandoned the family farm to go fight a war. . . .
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When his older brother leaves the family farm in order to join the army in 1943, ten-year-old Maury remains behind to deal with his angry father and to care for Ben's injured puppy.
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