★ “Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout.”
the fourth book of their Dog Chronicles series, Alison Hart and Michael G. Montgomery bring readers an exciting
tale of friendship and loyalty. Leo, Dog of the Sea, is an action-packed and heartwarming story of a
hardened old sea dog who learns that life can be much more than survival.
three ocean voyages, Leo knows not to trust anyone but himself. But when he
sets sail with Captain General Ferdinand Magellan on a journey to find a
westward route to the Spice Islands, he develops new friendships with
Magellan’s scribe, Pigafetta, and Marco, his page. Together, the three of them
experience hunger and thirst, storms and doldrums, and mutinies and hostile,
violent encounters. Will they ever find a safe passage and reach their
captivating historical fiction chapter book will satisfy any history- or
dog-loving reader. Through a dog’s-eye view, children will learn fascinating
details about life aboard a ship at a time when much of the ocean had not yet
been navigated. Extensive back matter
includes information about the historical period and the role of dogs, as well
as a bibliography and references for further reading.
Be sure to follow Leo on the blog tour! Dates and locations as follows:
Leo, Dog of the Sea is
set to dock at most literary ports April 1, so keep a weathered eye open at
your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble!
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