The Blue House Dog

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Peachtree Publishers
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10.84 X 9.78 X 0.39 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and author of children's books and young adult and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and her stories have appeared in many other newspapers and national magazines including New York's Daily News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Self, and Vogue. She lives in New York.

Adam Gustavson holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Rowan University and has taught at Seton Hall University and Philadelphia's University of the Arts. He is the award-winning illustrator of over thirty books for children. He lives, paints, teaches, and plays music in his home state of New Jersey, along with his charming family and a neurotic poodle.


"Perceptive art and emotive, free verse-style text work well together. . . The redemptive power of friendship is beautifully shown. . . "--Booklist

"Sensitively constructed oil paintings communicate the anxious fear of the stray dog as well as the boy's earnest attempts to help. . . dog lovers will enjoy the story of this helpful boy and his newfound canine companion."--Kirkus Reviews

"Lyrical prose and Gustavson's lush paintings have the impact of a documentary film. . . emotions are raw and authentic, while the way in which they're delivered is elegant-a potent combination."--Publishers Weekly

"This gentle story may help pet owners following a loss and also illuminates the caring qualities that lead to trust, healing, and friendship."--School Library Journal