The Good, the Bad & the Beagle (Hardcover)

By Catherine Lloyd Burns

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), 9780374300395, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

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Set in Manhattan, this is the story of feisty eleven-year-old Veronica Morgan, who believes that a furry lemon beagle from the neighborhood pet store will be the solution to the endless worries she has about life in general and friendship in particular. This is a problem, since her bumbling psychiatrist parents won't buy her the puppy she wants or stop meddling in her life at her challenging new school. But things never turn out the way you plan, particularly if you never stop expecting the worst to happen, and haven't taken a chance on being a true friend yourself.

About the Author

Catherine Lloyd Burns is the author of It Hit Me like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter (FSG, 2007). She has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Law and Order and Malcolm in the Middle, and in many films, including Adult World. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, daughter, and dog, Shirley. The Good, the Bad, and the Beagle is her first book for young readers.