The Adventures Of Taxi Dog

Paperback | March 15, 2000

byDebra Barracca, Sal BarraccaIllustratorMark Buehner

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Maxi, a homeless mutt in New York City, has always fended for himself. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a place in the front seat! From that moment on, Maxi and Jim revel in the sights and sounds of the city, and share all sorts of wild adventures-from rushing two clowns and a chimp to the circus, to singing duets with an opera diva! These and other adventures are brilliantly depicted in Mark Buehner's witty, detail-packed oil paintings.

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 There are plenty of homeless and forlorn dogs roaming the streets of New York, but Maxi’s one of the lucky ones. He befriends Jim, a kindly taxi driver in search of a little friendship himself. Together, Jim and Maxi take out their taxi and have the kinds of adventures that only a dog and his best friend could have in the Big Apple! W...

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Maxi, a homeless mutt in New York City, has always fended for himself. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a place in the front seat! From that moment on, Maxi and Jim revel in the sights and sounds of the city, and share all sorts of wild adventures-from rushing two clowns and a chimp to the ci...

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His name is Maxi and he rides in a taxi with his best friend Jim every day!Maxi the dog spends his days roaming the city streets, scavenging for food. Then one day a kind taxi driver named Jim offers him friendship, a home, and a place in the front seat. From that moment on, Maxi and Jim share all sorts of crazy adventures -- involving...

Debra Barracca, in collaboration with her husband Sal Barracca, is the author of The Adventures of Taxi Dog (Dial) and Maxi, the Hero (Dial and Puffin). They live in Katonah, New York.The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.81 × 8.13 × 0.12 inPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140566651

ISBN - 13:9780140566659

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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 There are plenty of homeless and forlorn dogs roaming the streets of New York, but Maxi’s one of the lucky ones. He befriends Jim, a kindly taxi driver in search of a little friendship himself. Together, Jim and Maxi take out their taxi and have the kinds of adventures that only a dog and his best friend could have in the Big Apple! Written by Debra and Sal Barracca, The Adventures of Taxi Dog takes kids on a whirlwind ride as mutt and man frantically drive a pair of clowns and a chimp to the circus — and even end up singing a duet with an opera star! Mark Buehner brings the vibrancy of New York City to life in his brightly rendered picture book.

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"For dog fanciers, taxi riders and lovers of fine picture books, this is a sheer delight". -- Publishers Weekly