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Title:
Fenway and Hattie / Victoria J. Coe.
ISBN:
9780147514905
Publication Information:
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
162 pages ; 22 cm.
Abstract:
"An excitable Jack Russell terrier named Fenway and his Favorite Short Human, Hattie, move to the suburbs and must adjust to the changes that come with their new home"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

Summary

This lovable new series introduces a little dog with a GIANT personality!

Fenway is an excitable and endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. He lives in the city with Food Lady, Fetch Man, and--of course--his beloved short human and best-friend-in-the-world, Hattie.

But when his family moves to the suburbs, Fenway faces a world of changes. He's pretty pleased with the huge Dog Park behind his new home, but he's not so happy about the Evil Squirrels that taunt him from the trees, the super-slippery Wicked Floor in the Eating Room, and the changes that have come over Hattie lately. Rather than playing with Fenway, she seems more interested in her new short human friend and learning to play baseball. His friends in the Dog Park next door say Hattie is outgrowing him, but that can't be right. And he's going to prove it!

Get a dog's-eye view of the world in this heartwarming, enthusiastic "tail" about two best friends.

"A fun, fresh frolic that animal-loving kids are sure to enjoy." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will relate to Fenway's impulsivity and delight in descriptions from his dog's-eye view. Teachers and adults will appreciate generous sprinklings of rich vocabulary." -- School Library Journal


Author Notes

Victoria J. Coe grew up in the seaside community of Duxbury, Massachusetts and went on to live in New York and San Francisco, as well as large and small towns on both coasts. During her family's most recent move, she noticed her dog's confusion and started to wonder what was going through his mind. As they walked in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, his reactions to the sights, sounds, and smells of the city took hold of her imagination. While she has written for many publications and nonprofit causes, writing her first novel for children is the realization of a lifelong dream. Victoria now lives with her family on the outskirts of Boston, where she and her dog are always on the lookout for delivery trucks. And squirrels.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This perky, pet-centered tale, first in a planned series, takes readers inside the head of Fenway, an energetic and perpetually hopeful Jack Russell terrier with a deep love for food, intense hatred of squirrels, and undying adoration of his "small human," Hattie. When the family moves from the city to the suburbs, the adjustment is hard for Fenway: there's a slippery new "Wicked Floor" to traverse and a dog park without any dogs (i.e., the backyard). Worst of all, Hattie seems more interested in friends and softball than games of fetch. "Nothing can bring a short human back," the dogs next door explain, but Fenway is determined not to lose Hattie, even if that means learning some new tricks. Coe, making her children's book debut, describes the trauma of the move and Hattie growing up through the excitable dog's eyes, nose, and playful vocabulary (thunder is "boom-kabooms" and Hattie's parents are "Fetch Man" and "Food Lady") turning Fenway's everyday routines into a fun, fresh frolic that animal-loving kids are sure to enjoy. Ages 8-12. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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