W. Bruce Cameron

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William Bruce Cameron is an American author, columnist, and humorist. Cameron is most famous for his novel A Dog's Purpose, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is the basis for the movie version starring Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, and Pooch Hall. A Dog's Purpose is followed by a sequel called A Dog's Journey, which Cameron, along with Cathryn Michon, adapted into a film of the same name. His books have been translated into over 60 languages.

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A Dog's Journey


A Dog’s Journey – The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

This novel, told from a dog’s perspective, has the highest reader-ranking of any recent New York Times Bestseller.


This is the highly anticipated sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. A Dog’s Journey picks up right where A Dog’s Purpose left off—with Buddy, an aging Labrador, pondering his life and concluding he’s a good dog. He has done many important thing through his multiple lives, and in the end he feels he has fulfilled his purpose. When he passes, there is no reason for him to be reborn.


And yet…


There’s this little girl. Her name is Clarity June Mahoney, and she is always in trouble. Buddy feels that without a dog, Clarity will be lost in the world.


And Buddy may be right: Clarity will, as we will come to see, make a lot of bad choices in her life. She really does need a dog by her side to guide her on her journey through life.


And that dog, as it will turn out, is Buddy.


Many people have read the books in reverse order, that is, starting with A Dog’s Journey and then reading A Dog’s Purpose. In September 2012, Squidoo.com named A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey the # 1 and # 2 best dog books of all time. Regardless of which order you may read them in, you’ll not be disappointed with A Dog’s Journey.

"A Dog's Purpose/A Dog's Journey" Teaching Guide


If you’ve read Dog's Purpose or the sequel A Dog's Journey, you are aware of the potential for using these novels to seize the imaginations of your students, and to get them thinking beyond the written page and into the deeper, more profound aspects of the story. Indeed, both books have been successfully used in grades as young as 5th and as old as 12th. Using feedback from these real world experiences, a pair of educators has created a study guide to assist teachers in using both books in the classroom. This study guide is available for download, free. The guide has been aligned to the CCR national standards and specific comprehension questions have been designed to meet these standards. Vocabulary development has been pre-leveled for students as: middle school level, high school level, and advanced level.


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PRAISE for A Dog’s Journey


“Utterly charming…. Readers will devour this wonderful story and cry from beginning to end. Sweet and heartfelt, Cameron likely has another bestseller on his hands.” – Publishers Weekly


“Like the first book, the follow-up is full of humor, heartbreak and insights that sneak up on you as you get sucked into the fantasy.” – Denver Post


“….a moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.” – BookReporter


“In the end, both books—but this one more than the last—left me appreciating my dogs and their sweet and sometimes bizarre behaviors a little bit more. Recommended for all dog lovers.” – Chico News Review


“Even if you are not a dog lover, or don’t own a dog, you will love this book.” – Squidoo.com


“A Dog’s Journey is a worthy sequel to A Dog’s Purpose, and a compelling story you are sure to love.” – Tails Magazine


“Cameron’s ability to describe the world through a dog’s perspective elicited a number of reactions from me, from laugh out loud moments, to pull at the heartstring moments, to full out ugly cry moments, to light bulb moments when I realized that, yes, that’s exactly how a dog would see a particular situation.” – Bookosaur