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Miracle Dogs
ISBN 9780987923202
142 pp trade paperback


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If your organization is fundraising for the Kinsmen Foundation Telemiracle, you are eligible to receive free copies of Miracle Dogs. Contact Glenda Goertzen for more information.

The adventures of the Prairie Dogs continue...

Pierre, the former agility dog champion, and his companions Dare, Mouse and Mew, finally have the life they've always longed for; a comfortable home, a human they can trust, and a lively pair of puppies who keep them on their toes. Stardom will surely be theirs as well as they prepare to perform a canine clown act at the world-famous Telemiracle.

But Pierre is worried; what will become of his troublesome puppies when they're old enough to leave home? After meeting a group of Assistance Dogs, he decides to secure his children's future by training them for this prestigious career. His plans are sabotaged by his outrageously misbehaving companions, a band of feral cats who have a score to settle with Dare, and a freak accident on the Telemiracle stage. If the Prairie Dogs ever want to see the puppies again, they will have to brave the perils of the winter prairie to perform a desperate rescue mission. It will take a miracle just to get everyone home in one piece!

For readers aged 7-12 and dog lovers of all ages.

With Miracle Dogs, Glenda Goertzen joins the list of award-winning artists who illustrated The Prairie Dogs and City Dogs. Glenda's background as a computer graphics artist is evident in the animation-style renditions of her beloved Prairie Dogs.



"A captivating romp...Adventure, mystery and plot twists keep readers glued to the page in an effort to discover how Pierre's latest quest is resolved...A must have for all elementary school library shelves." ~ Canadian Children's Book News

"Miracle Dogs is a delightful read. Although it could stand alone, the continuation of the characters and plot make this an interesting trilogy...Miracle Dogs can certainly be enjoyed by all ages, and readers of animal stories, realistic fiction and adventure will not be disappointed. Highly Recommended." ~ CM Magazine

"...Very entertaining to all ages, even adults...This is a very good story that can stand alone or be an enjoyable part of the overall trilogy." ~ Resource Links

"This book is a good choice for anyone who likes adventure and loves dogs because it is really fun to read." Easten, age 12 ~ Canadian Teacher Magazine "Kids' Picks"

"Miracle Dogs is written for young readers...but has the potential for wider appeal. Friendly illustrations appear in every chapter and the performances are especially exciting to read about." ~ AALT Technician

"...The madcap and action-filled story of Pierre and his three small friends who have to rescue a trapped kitten and find it a good home if they are going to save their own two puppies from a gang of alley cats. An amusing book for animal lovers from Grade 4." ~ FernFolio
Miracle Dogs Study Guide
Miracle Dogs Book Trailer
Prairie Dogs Photo Gallery
Trivia Quiz
Take a sneak peek at Chapter One!


The author gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.




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