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The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ: A Laboratory Dog's Search for Love
By Martha Ritter and Matt Ryan (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Publication date February 21, 2015
Pages 223
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780986381713
ISBN-10 0986381713
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $10.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A charming, classic adventure tale about the scary, crazy, and heart-thumpingly joyful plunge into connecting with others

A foxhound has spent her life behind bars, known only by the PZ-5934 tatoo in her ear. In this story inspired by the life of a real lab dog, PZ knows nothing but a laboratory cage. She has never even seen the sun. But a superpowered diva ladybug named Dottie changes all that.

The unlikely pair undertake a hilarious and adventurous road trip through civilization and finally find a home with Olivia, a restless, solitary girl, who has secrets of her own. Unexpected adventures await the dog, the girl, and the ladybug, as a shocking, hidden part of their town reveals itself and everyone must sort out when to trust and when to battle.

The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ--lyrical and approachable, with resonant details--has both humor and heart. Although intended for children eight through twelve, its classic unfolding and off-beat characters tickle the fancy of adults as well. It is both an adventure story and a tale with many layers--about overcoming obstacles, mining experience for what matters, and doing what is necessary, though not always desirable, for friendship. Ultimately, it is about the joy of a hard-won connection.

The classic illustrations--with a contemporary edge--reflect this fresh, poignant, wise, and sometimes downright wacky book.

"Not since Kafka has an insect risen to this level of artistic genius."--Dottie


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With Martha Ritter | from Lightning Source Inc (February 21, 2015)
9780986381713 | details & prices | 223 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $10.99
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