Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

The Beloved Dearly

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

The Beloved Dearly

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COONEY, DOUG. (2002). The Beloved Dearly. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0689831277. Reviewed by Emmitt Lee Dashno, Grade 4

The Beloved Dearly is a funny and sad book at the same time. It teaches you to treat others well or otherwise you -will not be friends.

In this book, the main character is Ernie. he is twelve years old and he had decided to start a business. Now, the kind of business he started may surprise you - he starts a pet funeral business. It turns out that Ernie is a pretty tough business person because he makes a lot of money in his business. But, he's also mean because he won't even give the people who work for him a raise when they are doing a really great job. Ernie has to keep his business a secret because his dad said that he couldn't start the business. …

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