The Last Dogs

The Last Dogs

Dark Waters

By Christopher Holt; Allen Douglas (Illustrator)

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.

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.

Allen Douglas is Professor of West European Studies and History at Indiana University, Bloomington. His previous books include "L'ideologie par la bande "(with F. Malti-Douglas, 1987), "From Fascism to Libertarian Communism "(California, 1992), and "Arab Comic Strips "(with F. Malti-Douglas, 1994).

Praise For The Last Dogs

"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