Book:Snow Valley Heroes A Christmas Tale, Planet of the Dogs Volume 3, by Robert J.McCarty

The Planet of the Dogs series of children’s books tell the stories of the first time dogs came to planet Earth to teach people about unconditional loyalty and love — and to help bring peace from invaders.

Looking for a great bedtime story for your elementary school child  (that you can stretch out to include ALL TWELVE days of Christmas?), or are you looking for a Christmas tale with a lesson for your Middle School child to read on his or her own? Look no more! Your nieces, nephews, sons, daughters, grandchildren, will all enjoy Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, Planet of the Dogs Volume 3.

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Of all of the books in the Planet of the Dogs Series I truly think that this one was my favorite. Packed with wonderful imagery, adventure and suspense, Snow Valley Heroes is guaranteed to keep your youngster’s attention.  There are also more illustrations in this book than in the previous two of the series, which adds a magical touch! The wonderful black and white illustrations were done by Stella Mustanoja McCarty.

From Planet of the Dogs.net:

Who were the Snow Valley Heroes? Did they really save Christmas? The question has been asked by children and adults for many years. And there have been many who tried to answer these questions.

This is the true story of how the dogs saved Christmas, told for the first time in many years.

It was a few weeks after Christmas when all the troubles began. It had been a lovely day in Santa Claus Village with the winter sun sparkling on the snow. Most of the elves, after enjoying a fine dinner cooked by Mrs. Claus, had gone to the workshop to continue cleaning up and to begin making plans for next year.

Santa, sitting in his favorite chair, had dozed off to dreamland when he was suddenly awakened by Tulip, the elf lady. “Santa! Santa! Wake up! Two of the reindeer are gone!”

This was how the troubles began. And they continued to grow — missing reindeer, stolen sleds, winter storms – until it seemed there could be no more Christmas. 

Will the reindeer be found in time for Christmas?

Can the dogs overcome the cruel King of the North and bring peace to the Ice Castle?

The story has to be read to find out!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Robert McCarty is a producer/writer/director of films and videos on subjects ranging from teenage lifestyles to race relations. His short film, Rooftops Of New York, was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a former adjunct instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and at the School Of Visual Arts, New York City. Planet Of The Dogs was inspired by the many stories made up for his four children and seven grandchildren.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:Stella Mustanoja McCarty,  painting and drawing for over 30 years at the Vantaa, Finland, Art School. She graduated as a painting major from the Art Academy of Finland and also holds degrees from the University of Helsinki in Education and Sociology and Social Policy.

To learn more about the Planet of the Dogs Series of books click here

Each book in the Planet of the Dogs series won the Dogster Dog Eared Book of the Month Award.

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Winner of Castle In The Mist, Planet of the Dogs Volume 2 by Robert J.McCarty

Thanks to everyone who entered my give-away

for a copy of:

castle in the mist

 

The lucky winner

(as chosen by www.random.org) is:

ANN STAUB

who writes the fabulous blog:

Click on the photo to visit Ann's blog

Click on the photo to visit Ann’s blog

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I am sure you will enjoy this book!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Book Feature and Give-Away: Castle in the Mist-Planet of the Dogs Volume 2 by Robert J. McCarty

A few months ago I featured Volume 1 of the Planet of the Dogs series on Dakota’s blog. If you missed it you can read about it here

Today, I am featuring the second book in the Planet of the Dogs series, Castle In The  Mist.

castle in the mist

With all the horrible things taking place in the U.S lately (specifically Boston) we could all use ( particularly children) a story with a happy ending. 

From Castle In The  Mist:

Out in space, on the other side of the sun, is the Planet Of The Dogs where dogs live in peace and happiness. This is the story of how the dogs came down to planet earth to prevent war in the land of the forest people and free the kidnapped children from the Castle In The Mist.

Dogs are all about love. In fact, the most special thing about dogs is their ability to love. They do this better than any other creature.

From Planet Of The Dogs.net:

After a year of peace Bik, the warrior-chief of Stone City, is preparing for war. His children have been kidnapped by Prince Ukko, the leader of the Black Hawk tribes, and held prisoner in the Castle In The Mist. This is the story of how the dogs came down from their planet, to the land of the Forest People, to free the children and prevent war.

The Black Hawk soldiers had never seen dogs before. They had no knowledge of their courage, cleverness and endurance. And they had no idea that the dogs, through their extraordinary sense of smell, could see in the darkness and foggy mist that enveloped the Castle and the great forest.

 Full of action, adventure and colorful descriptive language, it will delight elementary school children everywhere!

ENTER TO WIN: one lucky person from ANYWHERE in the world, will win one copy of Castle In The Mist. Just leave a comment telling me you would like to be entered. The winner will be chosen by www.random.org and will be announced THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH. GOOD LUCK!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert McCarty is a producer/writer/director of films and videos on subjects ranging from teenage lifestyles to race relations. His short film,Rooftops Of New York, was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a former adjunct instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and at the School Of Visual Arts, New York City.Planet Of The Dogs was inspired by the many stories made up for his four children and five grandchildren.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Stella Mustanoja McCarty, who teaches painting and drawing at the Vantaa, Finland, Art School, illustrated the book. She graduated as a painting major  from the Art Academy in Helsinki and also holds degrees from the University of Helsinki in Education and Sociology and Social Policy.

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ISBN 9786928-1-0

 

 

 

Book Review: Planet of the Dogs: by Robert J. McCarty, Illustrations by Stella Mustanoja McCarty

Looking for a book for the  youngsters in your life that sends the message of love, friendship and loyalty?

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Have you wondered what life was like BEFORE there were dogs?

Where did the first dog come from?

Why did dogs inhabit Earth?

From the Publisher: Out in space, on the other side of the sun is the Planet Of The Dogs. This is the story of the first time dogs came to planet earth to teach people about love and to save the farmers of Green Valley from the invasion of the Stone City warriors.

Planet of the Dogs is a delightful fantasy for  those in the mid to upper elementary grades as well as their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents!

The story begins in a time long ago before there were dogs on Planet Earth.

For a while things were beautiful, people prospered and life was good.

Then, as is often the case, where there is good, to have balance in life there must be some bad. Planet Earth was threatened by evil forces.  These forces made some people forget how to love.

When Miss Merrie (Queen of the dogs on Planet Dog) heard of the problems on Earth she knew that something had to be done to help them.  The first dog arrived and the course of the world changed.

“The most special thing about dogs is their ability to love.   They do this better than any other creature.”

People learned about loving without judging, devotion, the rewards of hard work, protection, peace and much more.

Planet of the Dogs is a quick read for adults.  The  resplendent imagery,  is sure to captivate,  delighting the imaginations of the young readers by transporting them to a  fantasy place where dogs are the heroes and heroines.

If only we all always lived the lessons of the most devoted animals on the planet, DOGS. Then it would truly be “Heaven on Earth.”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert McCarty is a producer/writer/director of films and videos on subjects ranging from teenage lifestyles to race relations. His short film,Rooftops Of New York, was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a former adjunct instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and at the School Of Visual Arts, New York City.Planet Of The Dogs was inspired by the many stories made up for his four children and five grandchildren.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Stella Mustanoja McCarty, who teaches painting and drawing at the Vantaa, Finland, Art School, illustrated the book. She graduated as a painting major  from the Art Academy in Helsinki and also holds degrees from the University of Helsinki in Education and Sociology and Social Policy.

ISBN 978-0-9786928-0-3

Visit www.planetofthedogs.net

 

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