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.
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.
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Perfect Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Barking Planet Productions; 1st edition (July 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978692810
- ISBN-13: 978-097869281
Wouldn’t you just love to be around while Mr. McCarty was spinning this tale? That is how I felt while reading this. I could just imagine that he wrote these stories weaving in little facts about his children and grandchildren. The second book in the Planet of the Dog series finds us back on Earth with the dogs once again saving mankind from themselves. This book works on so many levels. It can be read out loud to younger children, serve as a chapter book to older kids and adults will enjoy the message that it delivers to them. I think this one can stand alone although, I think reading Planet of the Dogs will give you a better basis of the characters.
I really recommend this for all dog lovers since it reinforces what we already know: dogs are perfect!
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