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Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster

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ISBN13: 9780399252181
ISBN10: 0399252185
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Berkeley Breathed's first illustrated novel!

Sam the Lion is actually a priceless dachshund, bred to be a show dog. More important, he is Heidy?s best friend?and she needs one like never before. Living with her reclusive uncle is hard, but Sam has a way of making her feel soft and whole. Until the day Sam is framed by the jealous poodle Cassius, and is cast out by Heidy?s uncle, alone on the wild streets, where he is roughed up by a world he was not bred for. Sporting a soup ladle for a leg, Sam befriends other abandoned dogs and journeys all the way to the Westminster Dog Show, where his plan for revenge on Cassius takes an unexpected turn when he and Heidy spot each other after years of being apart.

Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Berkeley Breathed?s first illustrated novel is a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share.

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"Bloom County cartoonist Breathed (Pete & Pickles) makes the move from picture books to middle-grade fiction and, from the harrowing opening scene at a dog fight, readers will be rapt. After spending eight years isolated at a boarding school in Minnesota, 14-year-old orphan Heidy McCloud is invited to live with her dejected uncle Hamish, greedy Mrs. Beaglehole and their evil poodle, Cassius, on the vacant McCloud Heavenly Acres dog ranch in Piddleton, Vt., 'Home of the World's Most Beautiful Dogs.' En route, Heidy meets Sam, a Duglitz dachshund worth $180,000, and a reciprocal, platonic love is born. However, Cassius resents the attention Sam receives and sets a trap resulting in the dachshund's imprisonment in a pound with 'the seven most ridiculous dogs [Sam] had ever seen,' as well as Sam's suffering an awful injury. But the dog's determination to reunite with Heidy doesn't wane. Dramatically lit and featuring comically exaggerated characters (human and canine alike), Berkeley's b&w artwork augments the story's drama and humor. A moving tale about the beauty of imperfections and the capacity for love. Ages 8 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel--a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color.

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Flawed Dogs presents the annual publication of a fictional dog pound.

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Berkeley Breathed lives in Montecito, CA.

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Willreagan, April 6, 2010 (view all comments by Willreagan)
Having long appreciated the author's Bloom County strip as well as his splendid childrens books (including Edward Fudwupper Fibs Big and the original picture book version of Flawed Dogs), I wondered how Breathed would do with prose. I was delighted to learn that the chapter book format is as good a vehicle for his peculiar imagination as anything he has ever done. At times delightfully light, at times heatbreakingly poignant, and at all times engrossing, both my daughter and I were genuinely sad that the book came to an end. (Until we realized we could move the bookmark back to page one.)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399252181
Author:
Breathed, Berke
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Illustrator:
Breathed, Berkeley
Author:
Breathed, Berkeley
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dog shows
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x.90 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399252181 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bloom County cartoonist Breathed (Pete & Pickles) makes the move from picture books to middle-grade fiction and, from the harrowing opening scene at a dog fight, readers will be rapt. After spending eight years isolated at a boarding school in Minnesota, 14-year-old orphan Heidy McCloud is invited to live with her dejected uncle Hamish, greedy Mrs. Beaglehole and their evil poodle, Cassius, on the vacant McCloud Heavenly Acres dog ranch in Piddleton, Vt., 'Home of the World's Most Beautiful Dogs.' En route, Heidy meets Sam, a Duglitz dachshund worth $180,000, and a reciprocal, platonic love is born. However, Cassius resents the attention Sam receives and sets a trap resulting in the dachshund's imprisonment in a pound with 'the seven most ridiculous dogs [Sam] had ever seen,' as well as Sam's suffering an awful injury. But the dog's determination to reunite with Heidy doesn't wane. Dramatically lit and featuring comically exaggerated characters (human and canine alike), Berkeley's b&w artwork augments the story's drama and humor. A moving tale about the beauty of imperfections and the capacity for love. Ages 8 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel--a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Flawed Dogs presents the annual publication of a fictional dog pound.
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