Dog Diaries (Hardcover)

Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

By Erik Brooks (Illustrator), Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805079579, 80pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2007

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the diaries of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, the Royal Cat, continues to challenge him, except at night. Tidbit, born the runt of the litter, becomes a star singer at the Grand Ole Opry. Jip leads his blinded master back home from the Civil War. Mimi, a dog living in Paris, shares her tips on bathroom protocol and dinnertime etiquette. And eight more!

Betsy Byars and her daughters, Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffey, the trio who brought you MY DOG, MY HERO and THE SOS FILE, have pooled their talents once again to write on a subject they love. DOG DIARIES is a collection of humorous and touching stories, complemented by Erik Brooks' black-and-white illustrations, that will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.



About the Author

Erik Brooks has illustrated, as well as written, a number of books for children, including Polar Opposites and The Practically Perfect Pajamas. He, his wife and daughter, and their dog, Max, live in north central Washington State.

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for The Summer of the Swans, is the author of many revered and popular books for children. She and her husband live in South Carolina.

Betsy Duffey lives in Georgia.

Laurie Myers lives in Georgia.


Praise For Dog Diaries: Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

“Drama, humor, excitement, and love fuel these short, well-written stories that are certain to be relished by dog lovers.” —Booklist on My Dog, My Hero

“The mother daughter trio behind My Dog, My Hero are back with a more creative conceit to tie stories together. . . .this collection will be a hit with its target audience and is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews on The SOS File

“[E]ngaging, plausible, and highly readable collection of anecdotes.” —School Library Journal on The SOS File