Stella and Tulip (Hardcover)

A Home for Us

By Willa Gold

Black Heron Press, 9780930773953, 36pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2010

List Price: 17.99*
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Tulip, a dachshund puppy, spots a butterfly outside her yard and runs after it. Stella, Tulip's mom, sees her and goes after her. In a moment they are lost. So begins their adventure. They meet a wise pug who puts them on the path to find Shona, a lady who has a rescue home for lost or abandoned dogs. They meet an Irish wolfhound who is homeless and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was once held in a puppy mill. A compassionate story that touches on abandoned pets, puppy farms, the value of microchipping, and shows animals' love for one another, Stella and Tulip is as entertaining as it is heartwarming.

About the Author

Willa Gold lives with her husband and two dachshunds in western Washington State. She is inspired by her rescued canine friends.

Praise For Stella and Tulip: A Home for Us

Stella and Tulip: A Home for Us is a heartwarming story about a mother and daughter pair of dachshunds who become lost, meet new friends, and finally meet a dog rescue lady who helps find them a good new home. Along the way, Tulip meets a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who does not know how to play because she was kept in a cage in a puppy mill. A nice lady named Shona runs the Dog Rescue home where Stella and Tulip are taken by their friend, Cooper, a helpful bulldog. Stella and Tulip also meet Sammy, an Irish wolfhound who is abandoned by his family because they had to move to an apartment that would not accept dogs. All ends well when Stella and Tulip are adopted by a new family, but there is significant educating about the issues of pet abandonment and homelessness for dogs in Stella and Tulip: A Home for Us. Charming, colorful illustrations make Stella and Tulip a great choice for young readers ages 3-8.” — The Midwest Book Review