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Pup and Hound Catch a Thief

by (author) Susan Hood

illustrated by Linda Hendry

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
Dogs, Beginner, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Recommended Age
5 to 6
Recommended Grade
k to 1
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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A broken bank, a missing locket --- there seems to be a thief about! Pup and Hound set their sniffers to the ground on the trail of the prime suspect.

This Level 1 first reader contains short stories, simple sentences, easy vocabulary, simple visual clues and lots of repetition.

About the authors

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Alias Anna, Lifeboat 12, Ada’s Violin, Brothers in Arms, The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, Shaking Things Up, and Titan and the Wild Boars. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Honor, the Christopher Award, the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, the Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given annually for “a distinguished work of nonfiction.” Visit her at

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Linda Hendry has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Some of her earliest works can still be found on the underside of her parent’s kitchen table – the same table that she and her sister sat at for hours and hours, filling up endless stacks of doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their adventures. After high school (of course she doodled in her notebooks!) Linda studied visual communication at The Alberta College of Art and Design, then moved to Toronto where she was offered the opportunity to illustrate a children’s book called ‘The Queen Who Stole The Sky’. The book was a finalist for the 1986 Canada Council Illustration award, which certainly helped to get her career rolling. Over 60 books later, Linda still loves to draw but has taken time off from illustrating to explore painting with acrylics and oils or try her hand at simple print-making techniques.

Linda Hendry's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Both [new Pup and Hound] books are perfect choices for the youngest begining readers.

School Library Journal

[T]he hunt for the thief is sure to keep both young and independent readers engaged. Pup and Hound Catch a Thief is a tremendously entertaining success.

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

Pup and Hound Catch a Thief (Kids Can Read 1)

A broken bank, a missing locket — there seems to be a thief about! Pup and Hound set their sniffers to the ground as they search for their prime suspect.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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