The Puppy Sister

Speculative fiction by Susan E. Hinton


The Puppy Sister is a short juvenile novel written by S. E. Hinton and published in 1995. The story revolves around Aleasha, a tricolor Australian Shepherd puppy who realises that the only way to really feel like a member of her new family is to become human. Aleasha begins a gradual, physical transformation from puppy to human child, trying to get used to both her new outward appearance as well as the struggle to actually feel more human. The story is based on her dog and son's relationship.
A graphic novel based on this story was published in 2010.

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