The Last Dogs
The Last Dogs
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316200127, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
When canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo encounter a lavish riverboat moored close to shore, they're wary of what they might find on board. But as they're welcomed by a friendly community of dogs, the trio discover that there's more to their new world than they expected. These dogs have seen humans -- who Max, Rocky, and Gizmo thought had disappeared without a trace.
The brave companions meet new friends and encounter old enemies in their search for their people, traveling to places they never imagined -- from a high-speed monorail to a zoo filled with exotic animals. Max, Rocky, and Gizmo uncover secrets that promise to change their lives forever as they draw closer to figuring out why the humans left and being reunited with their families.
The Last Dogs: Dark Waters is the second book in a thrilling series about three friends on a journey to find their people -- and bring them home.
Allen Douglas was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for almost twenty years for many notable book-publishing and editorial clients. His artwork has been recognized by many prominent juried illustration competitions, including "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" and the Society of Illustrators' Annual Exhibition. His studio is located in Rochester, New York.
"The dogs keep the story fun and interesting with their engaging personalities."—School Library Journal
Praise for The Last Dogs:"With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches...[The Last Dogs] 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
"A post-apocalyptic Animal Farm for young readers."—Kirkus Reviews