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Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

Written by Claudia MillsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Claudia Mills
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· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 8-12 years
· July 12, 2011 · $12.99 · 978-0-375-86873-3 (0-375-86873-9)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Soon-to-be fourth-grader Mason Dixon does not want a pet, but his parents think it will be good for him. Goldfish dies soon after his arrival (from overfeeding). Mason is relieved. Hamster escapes. Mason is relieved. Cat has to go back because best friend Brody is too allergic to ever be at their house while Cat is there. Mason is relieved. But when Dog comes, it takes a little dose of jealousy for Mason to realize he does want a pet, all of his very own. Claudia Mills introduces a new, hilarious character in Mason, and each of the three books about him will feature both boys as they cope with a new experience; pitch-perfect for 8- to 10- year-old newly independent readers, the books will maintain a consistent page count and feature black-and-while art throughout.

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NOMINEE - Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Award

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CLAUDIA MILLS is the author of over 40 books for young readers.  Most of her books have no pets in them.  Until five years ago, Claudia never had a pet.  Now she is completely devoted to her cat, Snickers.  Snickers curls up next to Claudia in the early morning as Claudia lies on the couch in her home in Boulder, Colorado, drinking hot chocolate and writing. Visit Claudia at ClaudiaMillsAuthor.com.

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