Percy, Dog of Destiny

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$16.95  $15.76
Boyds Mills Press
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10.3 X 8.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Alison McGhee is the New York Times best-selling author of Someday, Always, and Little Boy, as well as many other picture books, children's novels, and novels for adults. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit

Jennifer K. Mann is the illustrator of Turkey Tot and the author-illustrator of Two Speckled Eggs. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her family. Visit


Percy is a bright-eyed dog...(who) plays with his canine pals at the dog park, culminating in an encounter with a feisty, ball stealing squirrel. He narrates the story with just a few words and a snappy attitude, using witty expressions. Minimalist, digitally produced illustrations...compliment the sophisticated tone of the text..' - Kirkus Reviews

This exuberant story is perfect for the preschool set, who will love the dogs' antics and Percy's peppy personality. The minimal text and energetic, digitally colored pencil illustrations...will ensure that listeners' attentions never stray.' - Booklist

Percy...recounts his adventure at the dog park in this chipper picture book...McGhee humorously creates an imagined inner dialogue of a high-energy pet...and Mann's breezy portraits will be familiar to anyone who's spent even a little time around dogs in action.' Publishers Weekly

Percy, the Dog of Destiny, is on his way to the dog park with his ball and friends...Readers quickly learn the canines' personalities while watching them play...Simple art in pencil...creates an uncluttered flow for the action of the a tale for those who love their four-legged canine friends...A dog lovers' delight...' School Library Journal