Dog Diaries: Secret Writings Of The Woof Society

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Dog Diaries: Secret Writings Of The Woof Society

Illustrator Erik Brooks
by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | May 1, 2007 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 pages, 9.3 × 6.44 × 0.48 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805079572

ISBN - 13: 9780805079579

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Dog Diaries: Secret Writings Of The Woof Society

Dog Diaries: Secret Writings Of The Woof Society

Illustrator Erik Brooks
by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 80 pages, 9.3 × 6.44 × 0.48 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805079572

ISBN - 13: 9780805079579

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Chapter 6 Tidbit: A Star Is Born Nashville, Tennessee, 1957  I was born the smallest of the litter. Even as a pup I had to fight to survive. While my brothers and sisters grew up to be fast and strong and to jump high, I grew up to be a beggar. While my brothers and sisters grew up handsome and sleek, I grew up ugly. I was a pitiful young thing, but even pitiful young things can have remarkable experiences in life--moments that change a life from pitiful to significant. This is one.I took to the streets young, living beside Dumpsters or hanging out at the back doors of restaurants. I lived hand-to-mouth. I made the rounds in Nashville each morning, hoping the trash had been carelessly emptied behind the restaurants or that someone had not finished a Big Mac. I had no home. I lived a dangerous life, avoiding kicks and yells.  One day as I made my usual rounds, I heard a noise coming from the back door of a building. It was a wonderful sound. A rhythmic boom boom. A soft gliding sound. A plunking and a twanging, all harmoniously rolled together. A sound that for the first time made me feel like I was home. I parked myself at that door, the back door to the Grand Ole Opry.People coming in and out of the Opry are good people. They began to notice me, but instead of kicking and yelling at me, they were kind. They brought me snacks and patted my head.I watched every night as a parade of boots went through that door. Lizard-skin boots, ostrich, elephant-skin--every color of the rai
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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

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner, and her two daughters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers--both well-known authors of books for young readers--have together written several popular story collections. Betsy Byars lives in South Carolina, and her daughters live in Georgia.

Erik Brooks has illustrated Boo's Dinosaur by Betsy Byars and Monkey Business by Shirley Climo. He lives in the Methow Valley in north central Washington.

Editorial Reviews

[E]ngaging, plausible, and highly readable collection of anecdotes.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12