BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski


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Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. One day, when Edward takes off for work without his dinner, Brenda follows him and gets lost. She takes a scary ride on the subway, then finds herself in a strange neighborhood, where she is discovered and adopted. Sadly, Brenda and Edward are separated for years, but hope lives on--Edward's sensitive nose leads him to his companion, and they are reunited in a tender ending. Soft, inviting illustrations brim with magnificent detail and atmosphere. Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwell--they are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act human--they will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: "Kids Can Press (85 River Rock Dr., Buffalo, NY 14207)"