Howe, Peter Waggit's Tale

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Waggit's Tale

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A heart-warming tale about a puppy who finds a new home with a pack of wild dogs when his owner abandons him in New York’s Central Park.

Waggit has been cruelly abandoned by his owner in Central Park, New York. Realising he now has to fend for himself he takes refuge with a group of stray dogs who have to work together to survive.

But life for the wild dogs in Central Park is harsh, with the constant threat of starvation, fights with other packs of dogs and the fear of being taken to the "great unknown" (the dog pound) by the humans who patrol the park.

Can Waggit face his fears and become a true member of the pack or will the yearning to be owned again lead him away from his new friends?

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"Howe's children's-book debut presents a charming, mostly episodic tale complete with endearing characters."--ALA Booklist

About the Author:

Peter Howe was born in London and has lived in New York for thirty years, where he currently resides with his wife and two dogs. He is a former New York Times Magazine and Life magazine picture editor. Waggit’s tale his first novel for children is based on the real life of his dog Roo, whom he found abandoned in Central Park in 1981.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Omar Rayyan (illustrator). Reprint. 190 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. He is nameless. He is homeless. He is lost. Until he is found . . . by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park. And so he becomes Waggit, the best hunter and tracker in the pack. But life in the park is dangerous and uncertain. In winter, food and warmth are scarce. Another team of wild dogs is a constant menace. And there is always the fear of capture by park rangers. Waggit can t help feeling that something is missing . . . something warm and cozy . . . and human. Then one day everything changes and Waggit must face a new threat and a new choice. Peter Howe s tale of an abandoned puppy s search for home is an exciting mix of humor, adventure, and suspense. Most of all, it is a story of how love can turn strangers into family. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061242632

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