Gracie, a snobby royal Russian Wolfhound (Borzoi) show dog, expects her noble puppies to follow in her pawprints of being a pampered princess. Daughter Carnegie has inherited Gracie's aristocratic attitude and assumes she'll be pick of the litter. When the coveted title goes to her humble but perfect sister, Madison, she's resentful and scoffs at being a silly show dog.
Carnegie sets her sights on becoming a famous "woof hunter" and living as royalty in the Imperial Palace. The only tiny problem is how to get from her home in New York, all the way to Russia on her own.
Madison is torn by loyalty to her owner-who expects her to carry on their kennel's legacy of Grand Champion show dogs-to Anastasia, the young girl who holds her heart-and to her scheming sister, Carnegie, who needs her to carry out her royalty-obsessed plans.
Will fame and royalty-or love and loyalty win out? Middle grade children and dog lovers of all ages will be captivated by this funny, fanciful, and heartwarming adventure.
The character illustrations (including Carnegie on the book cover) are by Chanel "Dezzoi" Scott. DreamWorks Animation and Disney voice talent, Stephen Kearin, brilliantly narrates and performs all 36 characters in this novel's extraordinary audiobook
J. G. EASTMAN loves dogs. Not those snarly, jump-up-and-bite-you-on-the-elbow sort--but most. She adores dog stories--but can't bear the nobody-wants-the-dog scenes that must be endured before the happy ending. She also had a captivating story to tell that is based on real and heartfelt events. So, she wrote LONG NOSE LEGACY, a fictional novel (without the unbearable scenes) about the good sort of dogs and the people who cherish them.
She is a designer, art director, media and theatre producer, member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, the Dog Writers Association of America, Audio Publishers Association, and Independent Book Publishers Association. She lives on the California coast with her husband and their two show Borzoi, who are related to Carnegie and Madison who inspired LONG NOSE LEGACY.
So begins this charming adventure that introduces us to a colourful cast of strange and silly creatures. Rich illustrations and delightful poems full of wry wit bring to life such confounding beasties as a juggling Millipus, a scatter-brained Two-Headed Mugwump, and more. Bailey Fort's picture book debut captures the heart and spirit of a host of unique characters with a lyrical cadence that makes it a pleasure to read aloud, for both kids and parents alike.
Welcome to the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests.
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Two worlds collide when a mermaid and human man meet, plunging readers into a vast underwater realm brimming with adventure and intrigue.
The mermaid’s scales were bronze, and they shimmered like hundreds of pennies arranged close together. Her immense blue-green eyes gave a look of fragility to her face, yet he found her eyes unsettling. She was leaning against a thirty-foot-long shark, which emerged from behind her and opened its mouth to reveal a great big cavern lined with hundreds of teeth—a black tunnel ready to swallow him.
Coralline is a mermaid who is engaged to the merman of her dreams. But when an oil spill wreaks havoc on her idyllic village life, her little brother falls gravely ill. Desperate to save him, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary elixir made of starlight.
Izar, a human man, is on the cusp of an invention that will enable him to mine the depths of the ocean. His discovery will soon make him the richest man on earth—while threatening merpeople with extinction. But then, suddenly, Izar finds himself transformed into a merman and caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue. Meeting Coralline in the ocean, he decides to join her on her quest for the elixir, hoping it will turn him human again.
The quest pushes Coralline and Izar together, even though their worlds are at odds. Their pasts threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline leave her fiancé for a man who might betray her? And Izar has a dark secret of his own—one that could cause him to lose Coralline forever.
Magnificent and moving, set against a breathtaking ocean landscape, The Oyster Thief is a richly imagined odyssey destined to become a classic.
With a whimsical story and crisp, original illustrations, this is a story your children will want to read again and again.
'...we call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.'
When his beloved owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty leaves his life as a young, care-free colt behind him and embarks on a working life of misery. Cruelly treated by his new masters, Anna Sewell rails against animal mistreatment in this poignant tale of a horse whose spirit can not be broken.
Winner, LYRA Award, Best Novella, Bookstores Without BordersWinner, Reader Views Award
Six-year-old Suzy Jenkins desperately wants a pony for Christmas. And she's certain Santa will deliver. After all, she's been on her best behavior for months--not tattling on the bullies and even sharing her only candy cane. Besides, this year she has everything ready, including a cracked water bucket and several wizened carrots.
Suzy's mother struggles just to put food on the table. Life has been challenging since her husband died, and any pet—especially a pony—is impossible. However Suzy's unflagging belief in the importance of being kind serves as a catalyst, sending ripples throughout her snowy Montana town and bringing love and happiness to more than just a big-hearted little girl.