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Dog Diaries

Dog Diaries

Secret Writings of the WOOF Society

Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)




It is the first annual meeting of the WOOF Society. Dogs of all different backgrounds and breeds have gathered together to listen to the diaries of twelve dogs from around the world and throughout history. Abu is the ruler of ancient Egypt, but Miu, the Royal Cat, continues to challenge him, except at night. Tidbit, born the runt of the litter, becomes a star singer at the Grand Ole Opry. Jip leads his blinded master back home from the Civil War. Mimi, a dog living in Paris, shares her tips on bathroom protocol and dinnertime etiquette. And eight more!

Betsy Byars and her daughters, Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffey, the trio who brought you MY DOG, MY HERO and THE SOS FILE, have pooled their talents once again to write on a subject they love. DOG DIARIES is a collection of humorous and touching stories, complemented by Erik Brooks' black-and-white illustrations, that will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Chapter 6
Tidbit: A Star Is Born

Nashville, Tennessee, 1957

I was born the smallest of the litter. Even as a pup I had to fight to survive. While my brothers and sisters grew up to be fast and strong and to jump high,...


Praise for Dog Diaries

“Drama, humor, excitement, and love fuel these short, well-written stories that are certain to be relished by dog lovers.” —Booklist on My Dog, My Hero

“The mother daughter trio behind My Dog, My Hero are back with a more creative conceit to tie stories together. . . .this collection will be a hit with its target audience and is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews on The SOS File

“[E]ngaging, plausible, and highly readable collection of anecdotes.” —School Library Journal on The SOS File

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers; illustrations by Erik Brooks

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner, and her two daughters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers—both well-known authors of books for young readers—have together written several popular story collections. Betsy Byars lives in South Carolina, and her daughters live in Georgia.

Erik Brooks has illustrated Boo's Dinosaur by Betsy Byars and Monkey Business by Shirley Climo. He lives in the Methow Valley in north central Washington.

Erik Brooks

Betsy Byars

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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