Storm Dog

by L. M. Elliott

On Sale: 05/08/2020


About the Book

For those who have ever felt out of place, this affirming and heartwarming book tells a powerful story of the American South, the love of a dog, and the power of music. Perfect for fans of Maxi's Secrets and How to Steal a Dog, and for anyone who's ever loved a dog.

Whip-smart Ariel doesn't fit in. Only in the winds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and spring storms that mirror the unhappiness she feels at home.

Her brother understands her, but he's in Afghanistan. Her father hasn't been the same since George deployed. Her mother focuses on Ariel's gorgeous sister. When Gloria is selected to be an Apple Blossom Parade princess, Ariel feels even more the outsider and takes to the hills.

There, during a raging storm, Ariel finds a lost dog who leads her to the safety of a cabin and Sergeant Josie, a former Army K-9 handler. Together-with music, dog-dancing, and a storm-child-crazy plan-the three outcasts find themselves.

In this whimsical tale of self-discovery, L. M. Elliott captures the flavor of Virginia's hunt country and Appalachia, while exploring definitions of beauty and belonging. Storm Dog will make readers proud to dance to their own rhythms.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062430007
  • ISBN 10: 0062430009
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 05/08/2020
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • Age: From 10 years


L.M. Elliott is well-known for her historical fiction for teens and middle-grade readers. A former journalist, her research capabilities are unparalleled in children's literature. Laura speaks at conferences and schools throughout the year. She lives in Virginia. You can visit her online at 

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