The Last Dogs

The Vanishing

By Christopher Holt
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316200059, 371pp.

Publication Date: September 2012

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Description

When all the humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, begins the search for his family. He knows that if he can just find Madame Curie, a wise, old black Lab, she'll be able to help. Madame had a premonition of astonishing events to come -- she might know where Max's family is.

But Max can't make the journey alone. Joined by friends Rocky and Gizmo, Max sets off to find Madame. Along the way, the trio must face a pack of angry wolves, forage for food in a land where kibble is akin to gold, befriend a house full of cats, and outsmart a gang of subway rats. Ultimately, they'll have to escape from the biggest threat of all: the Corporation, a "perfect" society for dogs and by dogs, where nothing is quite as it seems.

The Last Dogs: The Vanishing is a thrilling adventure and a tale of three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people -- and bring them home.




About the Author
Joe Posnanski is a Senior Writer at the new venture Sports On Earth. Before that, he was Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated, and in 2011 was named National Sportswriter of the year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He wrote about sports for the Kansas City Star for sixteen years and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is the author of four books, including The Soul of Baseball, the 2007 winner of the Casey Award as America's best baseball book. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.



Praise For The Last Dogs

A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award Winner
"A post-apocalyptic Animal Farm for young readers."

-Kirkus Reviews

"With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches...this dystopian, dog-centric series opener offers a fast-paced read."
-Booklist

"Fans of animal adventure stories and mysteries will enjoy this exciting look at the resiliency and ingenuity of dogs."
-VOYA

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