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Piper Morgan to the Rescue

Book #3 of Piper Morgan
Illustrated by Lucy Fleming



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About The Book

Piper helps some four-legged friends find the perfect home in the third book of the brand-new Piper Morgan series.

Piper is super excited to help out at Bark Street, a local animal shelter in town. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by adorable puppies and dogs all day? And when Piper sees Taffy, the cutest dog she has ever seen, Piper is determined to find a way to bring Taffy home. But it won’t be easy—especially when she finds out someone else wants to make Taffy a part of their family, too!


Piper Morgan to the Rescue CHAPTER 1
I’ve always really wanted a dog of my own.

I’ve never had one before, but I’ve always wanted one. Mom always said it wasn’t the right time, but there’s never a bad time to have a puppy in your life.

My nanna has a cute little dog named Oreo. He’s black and white and loves to have dance parties with me. I love Oreo. I got to hang out with him all the time when we lived with Nanna for a little bit. But Mom got a new job, so I don’t get to live with Oreo anymore. We just moved into a new place in Ohio.

My mom has worked lots of jobs. She’s worked in a circus and a school. And each time, I got to help out in my own special way too.

Now we were going to work where doggies and kitties came when they didn’t have homes. Mom said it was called a pet rescue. She was going to help the boss, who owned lots and lots of pet places in Ohio. Mom was going to be what’s called an “assistant director.”

Plus, not only did we get to go somewhere new . . . it sounded like I might be able to be around a lot of really cute animals. . . . It was another great adventure.

I hadn’t always liked new adventures. At first I was scared about going to new places. But every time we went to a new place, I got to make new friends and have new fun experiences. I’ve performed in a circus with other kids called Little Explorers, and was a helper bee at a principal’s office. And now we were at my mom’s new job. It was summer, so I didn’t have to go to school. That was good. It meant we could work at lots of jobs all summer and then maybe get a new job near a really good school that would be my forever home.

But first, I would be hanging out with animals. Lots and lots of animals.

“Can we keep one, please, please, please?” I asked my mom on the way to the rescue shelter to meet her new boss.

One “please” doesn’t get you as much as three of them. Most of the time, grown-ups don’t say yes even to three pleases, but sometimes they do. So you should always try.

Please, please, please!

“No pets,” Mom said. “Not until we get settled somewhere.”

“Maybe this will be our new home,” I said. “I like Ohio.”

I did miss Nanna, though. Nanna was two hours from here. That was a long, long way, but not too long. Mom said we could still go visit on our days off, though, which were every Sunday and sometimes Monday.

“Maybe it will be,” Mom said. “But we’re just helping out right now while the owner opens a new store, remember?”

I knew that, but I thought I might like this job best of all the ones we had done so far. My most favorite part of the circus was the elephant named Ella. I made friends after that and they were the best part, but I still liked the elephant.

Dogs and cats are even better than elephants. You know why? Because you can have them in your house. They can even sleep on your bed if your parents will let you.

I decided this was going to be the forever job. I’d do an extra-good job and then Mom would let us have a puppy dog of our very own. Because life is just so much better if you have a puppy sleeping next to you.

About The Author

Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing. When she isn’t crafting fiction, Stephanie is indulging her gadget geek side by writing for online technology sites. Her work is regularly featured on the small business blogs for Intuit and Go Payment, and she is a featured columnist for She lives in Nashville with her husband.

About The Illustrator

Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood. Drawing always seemed like so much fun, but she never dreamed it could be a full-time job! She studied art and practiced drawing every day, and in no time, went on to graduate from the University of Lincoln (UK) with a degree in illustration. She lives and works in a small town in England with her family and a little black cat. When not at her desk she prefers nothing more than to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (November 15, 2016)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481457149
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9
  • Lexile ® 640L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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