The MUTTS creator spotlights real-life animal rescue stories alongside his “Shelter Stories”strip, plus handy adoption resources.
MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell pairs his heartwarming “Shelter Stories” strips with real-life, fan-submitted testimonials and photographs to provide an emotionally gratifying look into the lives of the millions of rescue animals adopted into loving homes each year. In this emotive collection, McDonnell spotlights stories of animal rescue submitted by fans across the nation.
More than 70 full-color photographs of adopted pets—including cute and cuddly dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, and ferrets—are featured alongside more than 100 of McDonnell’s popular MUTTS ”Shelter Stories” strips. Also included is an authoritative reference section with an Adoption Guide and resourceful links that encourage readers to, as McDonnell writes, “Adopt some love today.”
“This book is a credit to [Patrick McDonnell’s] life’s work and passion, and I know you will enjoy it and be moved by it.” —Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
“Patrick McDonnell’s MUTTS is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes—cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn, and full of heart.” —Matt Groening, The Simpsons creator
“To me, MUTTS is exactly what a comic strip should be.” —Charles Schulz, Peanuts creator
The Land of Little Rain is a book of sketches which portray the high desert country of southern California, where the Sierras descend into the Mojave Desert. Mary Austin finds beauty in the harsh landscape: "This is the sense of the desert hills--that there is room enough and time enough. . . The treeless spaces uncramp the soul." Her story begins with the water trails that lead toward the few life giving springs--the way marked for men by ancient Indian pictographs. Life and death play out at these springs. Rabbits fall prey to the coyote; buzzards hang heavily in the sky above. She then writes of individuals who eke out their living in this land of scarce resources--an itinerant gold prospector, a sheepherder, a blind Indian basket maker. Austin's spare prose creates unforgettable vignettes: "Choose a hill country for storms. . . I remember one night of thunderous rain made unendurably mournful by the houseless cry of a cougar whose lair, and perhaps his family, had been buried under a slide of broken boulders . . ." Anyone who sees beauty in the Southwestern deserts, or who just enjoys good nature writing, will savor The Land of Little Rain. ( Summary by Sue Anderson )
Dear Listener,With Full House, my good friend Charlotte Hughes and I teamed up to create an exciting new series. Now we bring you the second audiobook, Full Tilt, which is filled with even more fast-paced action, crazy characters, steamy sex, suspense, and nonstop hilarity. While these audios are not set in the world of Stephanie Plum, we're convinced they will bring you all the fun, wisecracks, and the adventure that we love.Jamie Swift has one priority in quiet Beaumont, South Carolina: running the local newspaper. Romance runs second. But with the arrival of her silent partner, the notoriously mysterious and sexy Maximillian Holt, Jamie's life gets shaken up. Max claims he's here to give his brother-in-law a vote of confidence. A former wrestler, Frankie Fontana's now taking his shots in the political ring. Beaumont could use a mayor with scruples, but what it gets is a crime — and what Jamie gets is a story that's taking her for a ride on the wild side, complete with two assassins, a washed-up stripper, and an insane poacher. Between a spray of bullets and a fast getaway, could it get any more romantic — or dangerous? Max and Jamie are betting their lives on a long shot.Charlotte and I hope you'll enjoy listening to Full Tilt as much as we have enjoyed creating it.Janet EvanovichA Macmillan Audio production.
What do you do when the whole world shuts down? Resilience navigates the profound disruption of 2020 through a narrative collage of diverse shuttered lives. How we connect with the people we love and pursue activities that sustain us is the heart of this novel. Other historical disasters and unusual eruptions in the natural world play a part in the drama of adjusting to our altered world.
This third volume of Mark Twain's journal writings continues on eclectic and varied path established by the first two volumes. Included in this collection are works that appeared by themselves in magazines during Twain's lifetime, as well as essays taken by editors and Twain himself from Twain's larger works, and re-published in collections of his stories. This volume includes the following works: "Buying Gloves in Gibraltar", "The great revolution in Pitcairn", "A Gift from India" [including editor's notes about Twain’s need to go on the lecture circuit, his authorship of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc and other items], "From India to South Africa", "The Esquimau Maiden's Romance", "At the Appetitecure", "Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale", "Does the Race of Man Love a Lord?" (Introduction by John Greenman)
A collection of short stories by famed humorist and Punch magazine staff member, F. Anstey, pseudonym for Thomas Anstey Guthrie. They range from humorous and whimsical to haunting and thought-provoking. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
John Endlich needed to clean up his act. Gambling, drinking, a hot temper and wanderlust were the last things Rose and the kids needed. So he went to the Homesteaders Office and signed up to terraform Vesta, a chunk of a once thriving alien planet that had exploded from within; a flat lump of crust which was now the remains of a farm on one side and a mining operation on the other. The miners hated Endlich and sabotaged his plans at every opportunity. They were going to kill him and his family if he didn’t find a way to stop them. - Asteroid of Fear was first published in the March, 1951 edition of Planet Stories magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)
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