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Beginnings

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November 29th, 2020 Posted 7:44 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel in including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. How many of all those kids who’ve been out of school for so long have been reading books? I hope a lot, but I’m not so sure. Maybe they’d enjoy the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). For any of you who have kids in this situation, or know some who are, here’s the start of Woof, book one in the series.

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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February 7th, 2019 Posted 8:19 am

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Subject: book club

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I have a ? for you in the book Woof ,why did you skip half a page right before a chapter? my name is [redacted] i`m in grade 3 me and my friend [redacted] read your book for book club so there is a hole series of woof .well that should rap it up well goodbye keep up the good books boi

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Why Writing For Kids …

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November 20th, 2018 Posted 8:18 am

… is the greatest!

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Beginnings (More)

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October 7th, 2018 Posted 7:58 am

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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