Gully's Travels by Tor Seidler

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"Tor Seidler writes in the great tradition of Kenneth Grahame, Walter R. Brooks, and E. B. White."-Michael Cart, Booklist

 

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Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which plaVermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by ces his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English lhis family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-siterature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launeven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most importantenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat' voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat's Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpis Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpin", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist fon", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in Newr the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City. York City.
 
Published January 1, 1949 by Michael di Capua Books. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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“The Real Pooches of NYC.” Privileged professor’s pup Gulliver (who sometimes endures the attentions of well-meaning riffraff who address him as “Gully”) enjoys opera, Prime Premium dog food and his salmon-pink, turquoise-and-silver-studded collar.

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Gulliver, an affable but snobbish Lhasa apso, lives at a fashionable Manhattan address, enjoys opera and looks forward to yearly trips to Paris where he reconnects with Chloe, a Maltese with “eyes as black as raisins,” while “his” professor enjoys a nightly tête-à-tête with the beautiful Madeline...

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Common Sense Media

In most children's books of this type, Gulliver's journey would be to make his way back home, and back into the affections of his master, but ordinary messages and sentiment have never been author Tor Seidler's way.

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KidsReads

Abruptly, his owner willingly --- and far too easily --- gives Gulliver (or Gully, as he'll soon be dubbed) to his doorman, who takes him back to his family in Queens, a borough so remote that Gully wasn't even aware it was part of the same city as Manhattan.

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Shelf Awareness

And what curious pleasures are to be found in antiquarian bookshops."--Peter Crawshaw, from his BBC News article, "Beautiful, perfect, supreme chunk of paper."

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Bulldog Readers Blog

Gully lives an ooh-la-la , shi-shi lifestyle until his Professor proposes to his French love and Gully is quickly given away to live in Queens with his building’s doorman.

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