Harriet Hound

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Harriet Hound
Written by Kate Foster
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536238105
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Harriet Hound

author: Kate Foster
illustrator: Sophie Beer

Meet Harriet Hound. She’s eight years old, lives in a town called Labrador, Australia, is autistic, and LOVES dogs! But Harriet has something else that makes her super: the power to summon the dogs from her family’s rescue shelter every time there’s trouble afoot. Whether it’s a carnival catastrophe, a sudden storm, or vanishing vegetables, Harriet and her best dog friends use their talents and problem-solving skills to help out. Just like Harriet herself, every dog has its own special strengths—like Greta the German shepherd, who is an excellent watchdog, and Hans and Helm the huskies, who are great at pulling carts. Even Bob the bulldog gets called to action when Harriet’s classmates need a dog who is slow and calm to help them walk carefully through the mud and not be afraid of a rainstorm. Harriet’s infectious enthusiasm, along with plenty of lists, dog facts, dynamic text design, and even a guide to rescuing a dog, make this a superpowered read.

Harriet has an amazing superpower—when there’s trouble, she can magically summon the dogs from her family’s rescue shelter to save the day.
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Middle Grade Fiction / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
176 / 5 1/16" x 7 13/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Animals; Social Themes; Body;
author’s comments:
Kate Foster is a children’s author who writes about friends, family, and dogs. She is passionate about encouraging and teaching a wider understanding of autism and mental illness via positive approach and representation. Originally from a small town in the southeast of England, she now lives on the stunning Gold Coast in Australia with her family and secondhand dogs.
illustrator’s comments:
Sophie Beer is an award-winning author-illustrator who has created bold, colorful art for the likes of Disney, Google, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, and more. Reveling in color, shape, and texture, she lives by one simple rule: art should never be boring. When she’s not illustrating or writing, she thinks a lot about plants, animals, music, books, and equality. Sophie Beer lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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