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    McCall Hoyle

ISBN: 978-1-62972-901-5



by: McCall Hoyle

Ever since she was a puppy, Stella was trained to use her powerful beagle nose to sniff out dangerous chemicals and help her handler keep people safe. But during a routine security inspection, Stella misses the scent of an explosive. The sound of the blast is loud and scary. Unable to go back to work because of her anxiety, Stella is retired as a service animal.

When a young girl named Cloe wants to adopt Stella, she knows this is her last chance to prove her worth. But how? When Stella smells a strange chemical inside Cloe’s body, a scent that surges just before the girl has a seizure, Stella’s nose makes the connection. But how can Stella warn her new family without them thinking she’s having an anxiety attack? How can she convince others that she can be a new kind of service dog and hopefully save Cloe’s life?

Told from Stella’s perspective, this story is about a special dog who must find the courage to overcome her fears in order to help save a young girl with epilepsy.

Meet the Author
McCall Hoyle is the award-winning author and an ALA Schneider Family Book Award finalist. McCall is a sixth-grade language arts teacher in one of the largest school systems in Georgia. She has a wide circle of influencers in the middle grades, including teachers and librarians. In addition to teaching middle grade readers, she presents regularly at local schools. McCall has also presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, The American Library Association, and BookCon. She enjoys meeting teachers, librarians, parents, and readers and interacts with them regularly on social media.
Books of McCall Hoyle
Just Gus April 4, 2023
Stella March 2, 2021
About This Book

ISBN: 978-1-62972-901-5
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: March 2, 2021
Page Count: 176