Glenda Goertzen
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"Fans anxiously waiting for Glenda Goertzen's sequel to Prairie Dogs will love City Dogs. All the heroes and villains from Silvertree are back, and the canines find both new friends and dangerous enemies...Suspenseful and amusing reading...It is Goertzen's ability to "speak dog" that makes the book so enjoyable for all dog lovers. The black-and-white snapshot-like illustrations by Peter Hudecki are great for readers making the transition from picture books to the development of imaginations from text. He succeeds in keeping even the most reluctant reader part the adventure!" ~ Ellen Donogh, Canadian Children's Book News, Fall 2007

"A series of humorous adventures unfold, holding the reader's interest through to a happy ending. Fast-paced and well written, the story also includes interesting glimpses of the surrounding prairie. The animal characters are fun, friendly and loyal, providing appealing entertainment for the young reader. This novel should prove a popular addition to the school library collection." ~ Carolyn Cutt, Resource Links, October 2007

"As in Prairie Dogs, the humour in City Dogs is delightful. The characters, again, are the dogs who add their own humour to the story as they are naive but loveable...Although it is a sequel, this book can also stand alone and would appeal to a variety of readers, including readers of animal fiction and adventure stories. City Dogs would be an excellent class novel for individual reading or as a read aloud choice. It would be an excellent addition for personal, class, school and public libraries. Highly Recommended." ~ Deborah Mervold, CM Magazine, September 2007

"Young readers will enjoy City Dogs, a fast-paced, engaging story which features some delightful canine characters." ~ Sally Hengeveld, The Stratford Gazette, August 2007

"Looking for a great book for the canine fanatics in your family? Try City Dogs, the sequel to Prairie Dogs by Saskatchewan author Glenda Goertzen... A rollicking tale of survival and friendship." ~ The Guelph Mercury, July 2007


Nominated for the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award.

Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2008.

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