Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed
The Year End Leftovers at the Piddleton "Last Chance" Dog Pound

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes the annual catalog of the fictional "Last Chance" Dog Pound, riotously depicting imperfect dogs that are available for adoption. Full color.
 

About Berkeley Breathed

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Berkeley Breathed, one of America's most popular illustrators, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning. His comic strip "Bloom County" ran for years in newspapers around the world and his books of the collected cartoons include the bestsellers 'Toons for Our Times and Penguin Dreams and Stranger Things. His highly acclaimed picture books, A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, Red Ranger Came Calling, and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big have been hits with children and adults alike. Berkeley Breathed lives, works, and surfs in Montecito, California.
 
Published October 17, 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Breathed’s fans won’t be surprised by the dark tone of this outlandish tale, but readers expecting a heartwarming pet story may be taken aback by the difficulties that face Sam, the canine hero.

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The New York Times

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Through a series of misfortunes, Sam becomes outcast, tuftless and three-legged, clunking around with a ladle strapped to his stump in Berkeley Breathed’s engaging new book, “Flawed Dogs: The Novel.” It may be unclear why the title is “Flawed Dogs: The Novel,” as if there were also “Flawed Dogs: ...

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After spending eight years isolated at a boarding school in Minnesota, 14-year-old orphan Heidy McCloud is invited to live with her dejected uncle Hamish, greedy Mrs. Beaglehole and their evil poodle, Cassius, on the vacant McCloud Heavenly Acres dog ranch in Piddleton, Vt., “Home of the World's ...

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In this outwardly glib paper-over-board catalogue of homeless dogs, Breathed (Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big ) comments on people's mistreatment of animals.

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Cunningly, Cassius engineers Sam's disgrace, maiming and exile—a miserable series of events, including an "indescribable" stint in an animal testing lab, that ends with poor, mutilated Sam confronting a slavering bull terrier in a dogfighting ring.

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Examiner

Readers who have come to expect whimsical and funny from Breathed may be disappointed with his novel ‘Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster’, even though it contains quintessential Breathed illustrations.

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Common Sense Media

He recruits a pack of “flawed” dogs to help him sabotage the Westminster Dog Show, but his revenge scheme turns into something quite different when he and Heidy find each other again.

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With cunning and grit that only a true underdog can muster, Sam proves his prowess all the way to the Westminster Dog Show where he stages a hilarious coup in a rematch with Cassius, the likes of which canine-lovers have never seen.

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