A Dog-Friendly Town



Josephine Cameron's A Dog-Friendly Town is a delightful middle-grade cozy caper sure to excite dog-lovers and gentle mystery readers alike!

Twelve-year-old Epic McDade isn't ready for middle school. He'd rather help out at his family's dog-friendly bed n' breakfast all summer, or return to his alternative elementary school in the fall, where learning feels safe. But change comes in all shapes and fur colors. When Carmelito, California is named America's #1 Dog-Friendly Town, all the top dogs and their owners pour into Epic's sleepy seaside neighborhood for a week of celebration.

The McDades are in dog heaven with all the new business until a famous dog's jewel-encrusted collar goes missing. Every guest is a suspect, and Epic will have to embrace new friends and new ideas to sniff out the culprit before the week is through.

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
August 04, 2020
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Josephine Cameron received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Brunswick, Maine, where she writes, sings, and teaches music to kids. Maybe a Mermaid was her debut novel.


This book has it all: a captivating plot, an exciting mystery, and likeable characters. There are a lot of players and moving parts, but readers will stay engaged and have no trouble following along . . . There are character illustrations in the opening pages, and readers will enjoy putting faces to names. VERDICT A highly enjoyable mystery for upper elementary. A recommended purchase. -School Library Journal