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Title:
The first dog / Jan Brett.
ISBN:
9780399172700
Publication Information:
New York, New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]

©1988
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"First published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1988."
Abstract:
Kip the Cave Boy and Paleowolf each face hunger and danger on a journey in Paleolithic times, and when they decide to join forces and help one another, Paleowolf becomes the first dog.
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An exciting tale of adventure in prehistoric times, set against a spectacular Ice Age landscape.

Kip the cave boy bounds along the trail home with a sack of warm and tasty Woolly Rhino ribs. If he could only get rid of pesky Paleowolf, who follows him, hoping for a taste of those delicious ribs! But Paleowolf's presence turns out to be useful: His warnings save Kip from the Cave Bear, the Mighty Mammoth, and the frightening Saber-Toothed Cat. So Kip offers to share his food--if Paleowolf will use his keen nose, fine ears, and sharp eyes to keep Kip from being eaten up. With a bark and a wag of his tail, Paleowolf agrees to this bargain, and Kip christens his new friend "Dog." In this exciting tale of adventure in prehistoric times, Jan Brett creates a spectacular Ice Age landscape populated with the massive animals of the time and bordered with images inspired by cave paintings and Ice Age artifacts. She convincingly portrays the growth of the warm bond between man and animal that must, long, long ago, have resulted in the first domesticated dog.


Author Notes

Bestselling children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett was born on December 1, 1949. She decided to be an illustrator when she was a child and is known for her detailed and carefully-researched work.

Brett grew up in New England and attended the Boston Museum School. Her books have received much acclaim by publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker, Parents magazine, Redbook, and Publishers Weekly. In 2005 Brett earned the Boston Public Library's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her book Three Little Dassies was published in 2010 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Other of her works that have made the New York Times best seller list are: Home for Christmas 2011, Mossy 2012, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella., 2014 The Animal's Santa.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

``Long, long ago,'' Kip the cave boy re-christens Paleowolf, a helpful, ever-hungry animal companion--and man's best friend is born. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved