Strider by Beverly Cleary [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1991
Strider by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky [LEIGH BOTTS II]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  MORROW JUNIOR BOOKS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is very good; sharp and vibrant with some edge wear and a small sealed tear near lower spine [see last photo] -- housed in a protective mylar jacket.
Book itself is Mint and unread.
Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me.
Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can. He's a dog that loves to run; because of Strider, Leigh Botts finds himself running well enough to join the school track team. Strider changes Leigh on the inside, too, as he finally begins to accept his parents' divorce and gets to know a redheaded girl he's been admiring. With Strider's help, Leigh finds that the future he once hated to be asked about now holds something he never expected: hope.