Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2015 – #33, WOOF, first in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). This is actually the second middle-grade series that Pete’s done, the other being the Echo Falls series (covered in earlier editions of Beginnings).

[Utterly charmed by a spunky girl and her charismatic canine, mystery fans will find themselves looking forward to a return to the little bayou town of St. Roch.”
– Kirkus Reviews]

Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid. Gum-chewing is one of the best sounds out there, and the smell’s not bad either. I liked the kid from the get-go.

They gazed in at me. I gazed out at them. The white-haired woman had blue eyes, washed out and watery. The kid’s eyes were a bright, clear blue, like the sky on a cloudless day. I hadn’t seen the sky in way too long.

“How about this one, Grammy?” the kid said.

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8 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:13 am on October 7th, 2018

    Good morning everyone. Beginnings, Chetspeak, Egg Day, Sunday is all great.
    We loved Woof and the trilogy.
    Enjoy a superlative Sunday.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:37 am on October 7th, 2018

    Greetings!

    Good morning, HOH!

    I love this beginning, especially the last two lines.

    BooBear: Your Astros are bringing it!

    RIO! I went to sleep too, but my Yanks won!

    Good day to all!

  3. B.Stover
    9:26 am on October 7th, 2018

    Love the Bowser and Birdie series.

    Good morning all.

  4. Diane C.
    11:22 am on October 7th, 2018

    good Morning HOH, Wose, and B.–I do like Bowser and Birdie and am wondering if the trilogy is IT or if we can look forward to more…

  5. Masquers
    2:25 pm on October 7th, 2018

    Rose: Yay for your Yanks!

  6. BearSpiritDog
    3:35 pm on October 7th, 2018

    DianeC: We are Wondering the Same Thing.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    3:43 pm on October 7th, 2018

    Didn’t OFA once say that the Bowser and Birdie would end at three because of contractual issues?

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:30 pm on October 7th, 2018

    Baseball!…sob!sob!sob!…sniffle!

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