The Hound from the Pound (Hardcover)

By Jessica Swaim, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763623302, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007



After a hapless woman adopts a pack leader from the pound, his furry friends follow in dogged pursuit in this rhythmical romp.
Lonely Miss Mary longs for a four-legged friend. But when she makes the mistake of choosing the untrained basset hound Blue, no sooner does he howl AH-ROOoooooo than her house has gone to the dogs Dalmatians and dachshunds, sheepdogs and setters, poodles and pups of all spots are ruling the roost. Can Sam the canine trainer teach this menagerie some pawsitive tricks? A charmingly illustrated, rollicking text offers a doggone good time and a perfectly happy ending.

About the Author

Jessica Swaim says that she divides her time pretty evenly between dogs and books. This is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives in Parker, Colorado.

Jill McElmurry has illustrated many books for children, including OUR NEST by Reeve Lindbergh and Karen Pandell's WHERE'S STRETCH? and PEEKABOO, STRETCH! She lives on the Higglety Pigglety Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.