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Children's Fiction Dogs

Puccini and the Prowlers

illustrated by Kim La Fave

by (author) Adele Wiseman

Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1992
Dogs, Beginner
Recommended Age
3 to 6
Recommended Grade
p to 1
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
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A humorous tale about a hard-barking pup who realizes his job is to expose prowlers - but can't figure out how to identify them. He accosts the postman, the milkman, innocent visitors, family members sneaking home late at night and generally makes, an unholy nuisance of himself. When a real prowler does come, Puccini decides, he's much too nice to mean any harm. The family decides he's no watchdog, but Puccini at least makes a noise like one, "which is enough to fool all honest people."

About the authors

Kim La Fave, a Governor General's Award-winning artist, is the illustrator of Amos's Sweater (by Janet Lunn) -- winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration -- Follow That Star (by Kenneth Oppel), I Am Small (by Cherrie Fitch), the bestselling The Bones and Skeleton Book (by Steven Cumbaa) and many other children's books. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.

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Adele Wiseman won the Governor General's Award for her novel The Sacrifice. She is also the author of Old Markets, New World (1964), Crackpot (1974), Testimonial Dinner (1978), Old Woman at Play (1978) and Memoirs of a Book Molesting Childhood (1978). Kenji and the Cricket is Ms Wiseman's first book for children.

Adele Wiseman died in 1991.

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