Trouble at the Yard Sale
Publication Date: March 2004
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Walter's family is holding a yard sale, but there are few customers. Walter, farting contentedly near Father, wonders why. When a man offers ten dollars for Walter, Father readily agrees. Walter wonders why. Walter is sad to leave his family behind, but relieved to discover that his new owner is a clown. Walter figures he will help the clown bring joy to children on their birthdays. But the clown has a dastardly plot: he will use Walter's gas to inflate balloons and then pop them to stun guards during bank robberies. Will Walter turn to the dark side? Of course not He comes out a hero is reunited with his family by doing what he does best.
About the AuthorWilliam Kotzwinkle is a novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Kotzwinkle won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for DOCTOR RAT in 1977, and he has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction. Kotzwinkle wrote the novelization of the screenplay for E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) and also wrote an original follow-up novel E. T. THE BOOK OF THE GREEN PLANET )1985). Among his most popular titles are a series of children's books featuring the title character of the first book in the series, WALTER THE FARTING DOG (2001). To date, there are six titles in the series. Starting with the third book in the series, Kotzwinkle's wife, Elizabeth Gundy is listed a co-author on the titles.
Glenn Murray is a supervisor for educational technology in New Brunswick, Canada
Artist Audrey Colman grew up in Montreal, Canada, and currently lives in Berkeley, California. Her work has been featured in magazines, posters, and a wide range of projects. She previously illustrated the runaway success "Walter the Farting Dog," Francine is the first book that Audrey has written as well as illustrated. Her art can be viewed at www.goodartstudio.com.