The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy
by Dori Hillestad Butler
King is a lovable mutt with an unmistakable voice. Although loyal and true to his family, King find himself in the P-O-U-N-D when his owners suddenly vanish. Thankfully, he is rescued, renamed Buddy, and soon smack dab in the middle of another mysterious disappearance when his new master also goes missing. Will Buddy's mental lists of clues and his strong sense of smell be enough to bring Connor home? Follow Buddy's adventures in The Case of the Lost Boy, the first book in "The Buddy Files" series.
[Summary from The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List]