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I'll be reading from Strudel's Forever Home at Momo's Treehouse, 205 Arch Street, Philadelphia, on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m.
Decades ago my dachshund, Max, faced down a coyote and survived. Now the spirit of Max lives on in Strudel, the hero of my new book, who survives a calamity only to face wicked cats and neighborhood bullies in his quest for a family of his own. Set in South Philadelphia, Strudel’s Forever Home is a great book for anyone who loves dogs, humor, action, or a good story.
Strudel’s Forever Home is “… a winning story of a dog and his many families,” says Kirkus Reviews.
When Strudel, a small-dog with a big-dog personality, wakes up at the animal shelter, he can't remember how he got there. No way is he abandoned, though. He's certain his owner loves him! After a few weeks, a fifth grader named Jake starts visiting to read aloud stories about a dog in the Old West named Chief. Strudel loves the stories and soon loves Jake, too. But it's not all treats and kibble when Jake takes Strudel home to meet the family. To get his forever home at last, Strudel will have to summon his hound-dog nature and overcome bullies of both the feline and the human variety. Set in South Philadelphia, this is a funny, warmhearted story about a dog that needs a family and a family that needs one special dog.
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