Congratulations on Cole’s Perfect Puppy most recent awards!
Recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award®
First Place Winner in the 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards (Middle Grade Fiction Category)
In this award winning children’s book, author Frances Crossno weaves a delightful tale that uses Cole’s mission to bring the mischievous golden retriever puppy, Scarlet, home to teach children lessons of friendship, sacrifice and the true meaning of God’s perfect love. Both boys and girls with enjoy this story of faith, family and of course - puppies!
Cole’s Perfect Puppy introduces young readers everywhere to Cole, his younger brother Caleb and their new friend Rachel. When Cole meets the “perfect puppy” after a mad chase through the mall, he hopes for her arrival under the tree on Christmas morning. But alas, it’s not meant to be.
Instead, Cole embarks on an adventure to find a way to earn enough money, and get permission, to bring the golden retriever puppy home—learning a few life lessons along the way.
From learning how to be thankful for the gift of his first “pet”, the pot-bellied pig Dandy Danny, to the merits of hard work and the true meaning of the power of prayer, Cole’s journey isn’t without a few hiccups.
Cole's Perfect Puppy is the first in a series of Christian novels for young readers 7-12.
About the author
Ms. Crossno is originally from the "piney woods" of East Texas. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Biology, with a minor in Computer Science. She has worked in information technology for over 30 years. She recently retired from Texas Instruments, and now works for the American Heart Association. Her goal in writing is to share her Christian faith - and love of God's creatures, especially dogs. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Bill, and her two golden retrievers "Beautiful Bear" and "Lad of Lochinvar" otherwise known as "Laddie".
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