The Award-Winning ‘Returned’ Series Continues with Rocky’s Story
The Returned: Rocky’s Story, Book Two
Samantha K. Riggi
Anna and her best friend Molly run a blog and podcast called The Returned, helping returned shelter dogs find new, loving homes and families.
With four successful adoptions through their program, the girls discuss choosing their next dog to feature. Unbeknownst to Anna and Molly, their mission will find them—in the form of a chained dog named Rocky.
Rocky is a pit bull mix who is forgotten in the summer heat in an overgrown backyard next door to the town library. When the girls and their friend Erin stumble across Rocky and his dilemma, they are faced with moral and ethical decisions.
How can they free the dog from a bad situation and get him into a loving home?
In the meantime, they discover a local family has been living homeless, and they too are in need of assistance. Will Anna, Molly, and Erin find a way to work through the challenges to find a happy ending for both Rocky and a family in need? Find out in this second installment of The Returned: Rocky’s Story.
Perfect for ages 10 and up and grades 4-8, the series also makes an excellent humane education tool for nonprofits and humane educators.
Samantha’s first book in the series, The Returned: Chewy’s Story, won a Best Book Award for 2018 in the Dog Writers Association of America Writing Competition. These books are wonderful for tweens on up, so grab your copy and get caught up on this series today! https://www.amazon.com/Returned-Chewys-Story-Book-One/dp/1946044296/
About the Author
Samantha K. Riggi is an elementary school teacher with a passion for animals, the environment and writing. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, children and two old dogs. She’s the author of The Returned: Chewy’s Story, The Never Ending Thank You, Bravo’s Freedom, and Wesley Reece: Fourth Grade Hero.
You can reach her through her site at https://www.samanthakriggi.com/.