Mogie

The Heart of the House

By Kathi Appelt; Marc Rosenthal (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442480544, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 10, 2014

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Description
Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs Get to know this passionate pup with this story by a Newbery Honoree.
"Give that dog a puddle and he'd splash. Give him a whistle and he'd roll over. Give him a rule and he'd break it."
One day a passel of puppies was born. Each puppy was designated for a Very Important Job, like Service Dog, or Search and Rescue Dog, or Groomed for the Show Ring Dog.
Each puppy, that is, except Mogie. Mogie was a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup. Not the kind of pup for any of those jobs
But there "is" a place that is just right for Mogie: a very special house where sick children and their families can stay while they undergo long-term treatment. A place with children who NEED a ball-chasing, tail-wagging, moon-howling pup.
And there's one little boy in particular who needs Mogie. And Mogie is about to prove he's the best darn pooch in the passel. Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book is published in conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House.



About the Author
Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award-winning, and bestselling "The Underneath" as well as the National Book Award finalist "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp", "Keeper", and many picture books. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.

Marc Rosenthal is the illustrator of many books for children, including I Must Have Bobo, I'll Save You Bobo, and Bobo the Sailor Man, all by Eileen Rosenthal; The Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox; and Phooey, which he wrote. Marc's illustrations can be seen regularly in The New Yorker, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and others.
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