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Children's Fiction Dogs

Mr. Beagle and the Georgestown Mystery

by (author) Lori Doody

Running the Goat
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Dogs, Friendship
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
Recommended Reading age
3 to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price

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When he decides to visit his cousin Georgie, Mr. Beagle is not looking for a new mystery to solve—but he finds one nonetheless. Books have been going missing in the neighborhood, and not just any books…storybooks. Of course, Mr. Beagle’s keen nose and sharp eyes help him find the answer.

In this delightful picture book, Lori Doody has her quirky canine sleuth solve a new puzzle and celebrates the importance of stories in the lives of us all.

About the author

Contributor Notes

A printmaker and picture book maker, Lori Doody lives in St. John's, NL. Her charming picture books combine bright, simple illustrations with witty, spare stories. They have been warmly received and widely praised; some have been included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens, and one named an Ontario Library Association "Top Ten Best Bet". They include Capelin Weather; The Puffin Problem; Mallard, Mallard, Moose; Paint the Town Pink; and Mr. Beagle Goes to Rabbittown.

Editorial Reviews

“The understated text tells the story, but the amusing, droll illustrations provide the clues critical to solving the mystery. …. Mr. Beagle learns to never judge a book by its cover in his latest engaging mystery.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Doody’s Mr. Beagle books feature an appealing canine sleuth solving child-friendly who-dun-its…..Charactesr make mistakes in this books, but the spirit of forgiveness and community shine through. These wholesome animal-themed detective stories invite young readers into a world of inclusivity.”

Canadian Children's Book News

Other titles by Lori Doody