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Bobbie the Wonder Dog


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Tricia Brown is an author, editor, and book developer. She travels often and is a popular speaker in schools, libraries, and events in Alaska as well as the Lower 48. Her multimedia presentations, which include lessons on Alaska natural history and culture, regularly receive high praise from educators and parents. She loves to get kids excited about reading, writing, and art. www.triciabrownbooks.comCary Porter is a fine artist living in Portland, Oregon, where he grew up. His painting style reflects his love for the deep forest and the fairy tales that they naturally inspire. While painting is Cary's primary focus, illustration has been a large part of his life and career, working with a variety of clients on a wide range of projects. He realizes a great deal of satisfaction and joy from bringing to life the visions of others through collaboration.


"Porter's detailed and dramatically lit paintings trace Bobbie's difficult solo trip back to Oregon, crossing through snowy forests and rain-soaked fields. An end note reveals additional details about Bobbie's remarkable life, fleshing out a quietly inspiring story that's just as engrossing now as it was some 90 years ago."--Publishers Weekly
"This story is both interesting and informative, with a good deal of well-researched period details and skillful inclusion of both emotions and drama in the unfolding story. Finely detailed, soft-focus illustrations with a period feel capture Bobbie's personality and his difficult journey through a variety of perspectives. Thoughtful art direction shows the owners and Bobbie moving from left to right as they head east, but Bobbie then moves from right to left in the illustrations showing his return trip to the west. A helpful map and an extensive author's note are pleasing additions, including a photograph of the real Bobbie and his owner. This touching tale has a wide audience, from preschoolers to young readers who like true animal stories to older, reluctant readers who need a strong story with an emotional hook. Dog lovers of any age will find Bobbie and his amazing journey irresistible."--Kirkus Reviews
"Brown takes a sensational news story and focuses on the devotion of one remarkable dog to bring this amazing story to young readers for the first time. Porter's illustrations combine rich colors and vintage details to bring Bobbie to life on the pages through all of his adventures and hardships. A dog story as incredible now as it was nearly a century ago, gives 'Bobbie the Wonder Dog' all the makings of a timeless classic."--Midwest Book Review

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