Tupelo Rides the Rails (Hardcover)

By Melissa Sweet, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 9780618717149

Publication Date: April 1, 2008



Award-winning author/illustrator Melissa Sweet introduces Tupelo, an abandoned dog, who must find a new home for herself and her sock toy, Mr. Bones. With creative language and brilliant illustrations, Melissa shows how home is sometimes found in the most unexpected places.

Praise For Tupelo Rides the Rails

"Sweet's beautifully detailed artwork, in watercolor and mixed-media, is packed with feeling and story." Booklist Starred, Jan 1 2008 Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"[A] winsome tale laced with doggy humor...Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed." Kirkus 3/15/08 Kirkus Reviews

"...crowded scenes in cheery watercolors and mixed media showcase Sweet's unusually expressive canine cast." PW 4/21/08 Publishers Weekly

"...Sweet is a gifted storyteller, working magic in this story." Buffalo News