The Painted Pilgrim (Paperback)

By Dale Ryan

Breeze Hill Books, 9780985008352, 72pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2015



The Painted Pilgrim is an adventure story about a large, shocking pink dog who shows up at the door of "Give Me Shelter" dog shelter. His name is Pellegrino. Zuki is the director of "Give Me Shelter" and chooses the name because Pellegrino means "a traveler from afar." The story revolves around Pellegrino and how he makes friends with the other dogs at the shelter. Zuki is very protective of him because of his unusual fur. Therfore, a cast of characters try to adopt Pellegrino and some of them have bad intentions. Fortunately, with Zuki's vigilance their plans are foiled. While he is at the shelter the other dogs befriend him and protect him from a kidnapping plot. In the end, Pellegrino finds the perfect home and his two sidekicks surprisingly end up living nearby.

About the Author

Dale Ryan has studied art and design and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. She has been working on projects ranging from dog shelters, schools, and sustainable local foods for hospitals. Dale is also the author of "Sleeping With The Beast" chosen for the Los Angeles Times 2012 Smmer Reading List.