Dogerella (Paperback)

By Maribeth Boelts, Donald Wu (Illustrator)

Random House (NY), 9780375833939, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008



DOGERELLA SPENDS HER days scratching the fleas and fluffing the tails of her ungrateful stepdog mother and mean stepdog sisters. At night, she dreams of a home where she is loved. In a nearby castle lives Bea, a sweet, slightly spoiled princess whose fondest wish is for a loyal pet to call her own. A dog's dream and a princess's wish come true in this funny fairy tale.

About the Author

MARIBETH BOELTS is the author of over thirty books for children, including the Step into Reading leveled readers Pupunzel, Dogerella, and Sleeping Bootsie. A former teacher, Maribeth loves meeting kids and encouraging them to read and write. She lives in Iowa with her husband and enjoys her three grown children, three grandchildren, and several pets. You can visit her online at