The Till Death Do Us Bark

The Till Death Do Us Bark

Poems of Love and Longing

By Kate Klise; M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780547400365, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 2011

When a dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatius B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. Is it possible Secret just misses his old companion, the late Noah Breth, whose children are fighting like cats and dogs over their father's money? Or does Secret have a secret that, in the end, will make the entire town of Ghastly howl with delight?
This third book in the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, a runaway mystery told in letters, limericks, a last will, and loose change, is guaranteed to please anyone who's ever tried to keep a secret.

About the Author
Kate KliseandM. Sarah Klisehave collaborated on numerousaward-winning middle-grade and picture-book projects, including Regarding the Fountain and 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri. She visits more than seventy school classrooms a year. Sarah Klise lives in Berkeley, California. Visitwww.kateandsarahklise.comandwww.threeringrascals.comfor more information. (By the way, Klise rhymes with mice.)

Illustrator M. Sarah Klise and author Kate Klise and are sisters and collaborators. They started making books together many years ago in their bedroom in Peoria, Illinois. Kate wrote the words; Sarah drew the pictures. Their first book was about an adventure-loving little mouse that traveled around the country. That story was never published. (In fact, it ended up in the garbage can!) But the Klise sisters had so much fun making their first book, they kept writing and drawing. And now they've published more than twenty award-winning books for young readers, including "Regarding the Fountain" and "Dying to Meet You." The Klise sisters no longer share a bedroom. Kate lives in Missouri and travels often to visit schools and libraries. Sarah lives in California. But the two sisters still enjoy working together, especially on their new series about a pair of circus mice. (By the way, Klise rhymes with mice.)

Praise For The Till Death Do Us Bark

"The Klise sisters have their formula down to a science: a heavily illustrated, comedic/ghostly mystery revealed in a series of letters and documents by a quirky cast whose pun-filled names are truly groanworthy."—Booklist

Praise for Dying to Meet You:
2010-2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
Summer 2009 Kid's Indie Next List 
"Fresh, funny."—Publishers Weekly
"This first title in a new series will appeal to readers, especially reluctant ones, as it moves quickly and leaves its audience eager for book two."—SLJ

Praise for Over My Dead Body:
"The laughter continues in this second installment."—Kirkus Reviews
"All in all, the short, graphic-heavy text and broad humor will appeal to middle grade readers."—SLJ

Praise Regarding the series:
"Zany."—The Horn Book
"[A] clever funny romp."—SLJ
"Consistently clear and often hilarious, [Regarding the Trees] and its series mates may well become perennial favorites with young readers."—Kirkus Reviews