Waggit's Tale by Peter Howe

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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.


About Peter Howe

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Peter Howe has served as picture editor for "The New York Times Magazine", director of photography for "LIFE" magazine, and vice president of photography and creative services for Corbis. He is a regular contributor to "The Digital Journalist", "American Photo", "Columbia Journalism Review", and "USA Today" and advises independent photo agencies and photographers on digital organization, storage, and licensing of their work. A native of London, Howe lives in New York City with his wife.
Published April 17, 2009 by HarperCollins. 292 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Howe makes an auspicious children's-book debut in this satisfying novel about an abandoned puppy who finds a family among a pack of stray dogs in Central Park.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Waggit's Tale

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Summary: Heartwarming must read tale of a cruelly abandoned young puppy who learns survival and the true meaning of friendship thanks to other abandoned dogs, so that he learns to recognise and accept love and trust from a human again.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Waggit's Tale


Like a Dickens orphan he is adopted by a new family, a pack of feral dogs living in the park hunting and scrounging for food, hiding from dog catchers, and keeping each other warm and alive during the "long cold" of winter.

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