Cover image for Shelter dog blues
Title:
Shelter dog blues
ISBN:
9780547368979

9780547210506
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Physical Description:
94 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
General Note:
At head of title: Martha speaks.
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Martha speaks (Television program)
Summary:
A collarless Martha lands in an animal shelter and makes new animal friends on whose behalf she organizes a dog show to help them find families.
Holds:

Available:*

Library
Material Type
Call Number
Item Available
Copies
Status
Searching...
Book J FICTION MED 1 2
Searching...
Searching...
Book J FICTION MED 1 1
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Martha has lost her collar and ended up at the local animal shelter. It falls to her to organize a pound break for all her new doggy friends but she soon discovers freedom isn't much without a family. When Martha's owner finally comes to take her home, she realizes that she can't leave her shelter friends behind. Martha, Helen, and her friends cook up a spectacular plan--Wagstaff's first Top Dog Show--to find families for all of the pound pooches!

The book will include a cast of characters introduction and two pages of word-fun activities.


Author Notes

Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for GOOD STONES (Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including MARTHA SPEAKS, which was chosen as a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.