Dumpster Dog

Dumpster Dog

by Colas Gutman

His name is Dumpster Dog. He sleeps outside, walks himself, and eats whatever he wants, whenever he wants. But a life outdoors isn’t everything, he comes to realize. So begins Dumpster Dog’s search for a human companion. However, he soon learns that finding a good owner isn’t as easy as it sounds, and that the world can be a dangerous place. Despite the misadventures he falls into as an outcast, we never see Dumpster Dog lose touch with his sense of loyalty and compassion. Charming and humorous, Dumpster Dog does everything in his power to help those he encounters. And it is in these brave and generous gestures that he finds a place in the world, and a sense of fulfillment that is far richer than what he initially hoped to find.

Ages: 7-12
Illustrated by: Marc Boutavant
ISBN: 9781592702350
Price: $14.95
Published by: Enchanted Lion Books


  • Being Jack
  • The Cherry Pie Princess
  • Polly and Buster The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster
  • The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai
  • The Extraordinary Life of Rosa Parks
  • Making Their Voices Heard—The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
  • Dreamers
  • Ellen DeGeneres (People of Pride Series)
  • Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot
  • I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference
  • A New Green Day
  • Hey, Water!
  • Harvey Milk (People of Pride Series)
  • A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
  • Parrots, Pugs, and Pixie Dust: A Book About Fashion Designer Judith Leiber
  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
  • The Compton Cowboys: Young Readers’ Edition
  • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver
  • Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans
Back to Top