Cooper’s Story


A brand new Puppy Tale from the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the A Dog’s Purpose series, W. Bruce Cameron!

When Cooper — a Malamute-Great Dane puppy — is taken to an adoption fair, he finds the perfect forever home with a boy named Burke. Soon Cooper discovers his very important purpose: to help Burke by pulling his wheelchair, fetching things for him, and assisting him in and out of his chair. 

A heartwarming, pup-tastic story, Cooper’s Story is not only absolutely adorable but it will inspire young readers to embrace everyone around them. Published following W. Bruce Cameron’s latest adult novel, A Dog’s Courage (Forge Books, 5/4/21), the whole family can enjoy these captivating novels about the relationship between dogs and humans, and the many roles these canines play in our lives. (publisher)

My take:

I’m a dog person so what first attracted me to this book was the cover. Is that puppy adorable or what!

Author W. Bruce Cameron’s latest addition to his young readers series is a heart-warming story about a boy and his dog. Burke uses a wheelchair and wants to train Cooper to be his service dog to assist him when he goes to sixth grade. Told from Cooper’s perspective the story made me smile and feel empathy for young Burke. I know young readers will love this book. And if you think you’re too old to enjoy it, I can tell you that’s not so! Black and white illustrations are scattered throughout the book and discussion questions are included at the end.

About the author:

W. Bruce Cameron is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Dog’s Promise, A Dog’s Journey, A Dog’s Way Home, and the young reader novels: Bailey’s Story, Bella’s Story, Cooper’s Story, Ellie’s Story, Lily’s Story, Max’s Story, Molly’s Story, Shelby’s Story, and Toby’s Story. He lives in California and can be found at

8 thoughts on “Cooper’s Story

  1. Really I can’t really get past the puppy! How darling! Great Danes are the absolute best dogs and a Great Dane/Malamute mix sounds like just a doll.


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