Waggit's Tale

by Peter Howe, Omar Rayyan

On Sale: 04/28/2009

Waggit's Tale

by Peter Howe

illustrated by Omar Rayyan

On Sale: 04/28/2009


About the Book

He is nameless. He is homeless. He is lost.

Until he is found . . . by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park.

And so he becomes Waggit, the best hunter and tracker in the pack.

But life in the park is dangerous and uncertain. In winter, food and warmth are scarce. Another team of wild dogs is a constant menace. And there is always the fear of capture by park rangers. Waggit can't help feeling that something is missing . . . something warm and cozy . . . and human. Then one day everything changes and Waggit must face a new threat and a new choice.

Peter Howe's tale of an abandoned puppy's search for home is an exciting mix of humor, adventure, and suspense. Most of all, it is a story of how love can turn strangers into family.

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Critical Praise

“Howe’s children’s-book debut presents a charming, mostly episodic tale complete with endearing characters.” - ALA Booklist

“A coming-of-age tale told from the canine perspective. Dog lovers will enjoy. Readers will find themselves drawn into the struggles and triumphs of Waggit’s found family.” - Publishers Weekly

“This is an excellent book to add to your dog collections.” - School Library Journal

“A richly imagined story of a puppy, abandoned by his owner. Will delight readers 10 and up, and younger children are likely to enjoy it read aloud.” - Newark Star Ledger

“A charming, sometimes heartbreaking tale.” - Litchfield County Times

“This children’s book will pull your heartstrings!” - Quick & Simple

“Peter Howe’s Waggit’s Tale, about an abandoned puppy surviving in the wilds of a city park while looking for friendship, mises emotion and suspense.” - Parade

“The story will appeal to young dog lovers and to devotees of New York City and Central Park.” - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Waggit’s relationship with his compatriots develops well and lovingly, with humor.” - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061242632
  • ISBN 10: 0061242632
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/28/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories

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