In this standalone prequel to the acclaimed novel The Spotted Dog Last Seen—a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing (2013)—Jessica Scott Kerrin gives readers another mystery to solve and a lost dog to find. But does the missing dog even exist?
Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of the newly launched Lobster Chronicles series and the best-selling Martin Bridge series. In 2013, The Spotted Dog Last Seen was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the best books of 2013.
Born and raised in Alberta, Jessica now lives in downtown Halifax, Canada, and once owned a nutty Springer Spaniel who inspired this book.
A last-minute trip to Iceland, just Owen and his granddad, seems like the perfect way out. For Owen’s granddad, the trip is about paying tribute to a friend with Icelandic roots. But Owen has a more urgent reason for going: he must get back the notebook his granddad accidentally sent to the Iceland archive. He can’t let anyone read the things he wrote in it!
The pair gets on a plane, excited to leave their prairie town for a country of lava fields, glaciers and geysers. However, as they explore Iceland, the plan to recover Owen’s notebook starts to spiral out of control. Why does Owen’s granddad seem so confused and forgetful? And can Owen really hide the truth of what’s in his notebook?
Trevor Tower doesn’t worry about being short until he is assigned dog-walking duty with Loyola Louden, the tallest person in his class. But the dogs are a wonderful distraction, and even before Trevor and Loyola vow to solve the mystery of a missed spotted dog, they are becoming good friends.
The Spotted Dog Last Seen
While tracking clues from a secret code penciled in the margins of mystery novels at the public library, Derek Knowles-Collier discovers a time capsule that may finally put his haunting past to rest. Includes a secret code for readers to decipher!