Antwan is a coyote, living in the Hollywood Hills, who loves life on the wild side - running free in the woods with the wind in his fur, hanging with his gang the Diablos, grooming the pack for ticks and fleas and chasing anything that moves and might be edible. There's just one thing a wild dog's got to do - and that's keep away from humans. But then he meets Buddy. Buddy is a retired movie star (canine), who since he retired has lost his sparkle. He also happens to share a house with a very tasty poodle called Miss Betty. Antwan thinks it would be good for Buddy to try life on the wild side - so they decide to swap. But first, Antwan has to try life in the clean, shampooed, tinned-food and 'walkies' world of pampered domestic pooches. Which doesn't come naturally to a wild dog like him . . .
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Elmore Leonard is already a highly acclaimed adult writer. A connoisseur of the crime thriller, he has had over twenty novels published, many of which have been made in to films such as JACKIE BROWN and GET SHORTY. He has won the Edgar Allen Poe award for the best mystery novel and has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He served in the US Navy during WWII, worked as a copywriter for various ad agencies and now lives in Michigan. This is Elmore's first children's novel.From AudioFile:
Leonard once again satirizes the film industry. When Antwan, a cool coyote, enters the home of Miss Betty, a snooty show dog, and Buddy, a depressed movie star dog whose career is on the wane, Buddy and Antwan conspire to pass the coyote off as a dog to their clueless human family. But can Antwan be trusted? Neil Patrick Harris delivers an edgy narration in which tension is balanced with humor. Harris is the actor's equivalent of a one-man band, becoming each character from the inside out. This is great entertainment for those not bothered by stereotypical characterizations or the cat-eating habits of coyotes. E.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141316888
Book Description Puffin Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141316888