A Coyote's in the House by Elmore Leonard

By Elmore Leonard

The 1st ever children's booklet from the hot York occasions bestselling grasp of up to date fiction:

Buddy's an getting older motion picture star.
Antwan's a rough-and-tumble loner.
And leave out Betty, the convey woman, is a princess.

Different in approximately each manner, they proportion something: they're all dogs...at heart.

Though Antwan's the chief of his pack and loves striking within the hills, feasting from Hollywood's chicest rubbish cans, he's too curious a coyote to show down his new buddy Buddy's invitation to determine how the opposite part lives. Convincing his new human relatives he's a mysterious pooch named Timmy, Antwan quick turns into a part of the brood.

But as Antwan's celebrity rises, Buddy's spirits fall. earlier his major to people, blood brother desires to chuck the posh and reside within the wild -- if Antwan will exhibit him how. To cheer up their buddy, Antwan and omit Betty concoct a bold plan, surroundings off a sequence of uproarious adventures that may educate all of them a number of new methods approximately friendship, kin, and life.

Filled with the spot-on discussion and shrewdpermanent plotting that experience made Elmore Leonard best puppy between writers of each breed, A Coyote's in the home finds the interior lifetime of canine -- wild and domesticated -- in a clean, humorous story for the younger and the younger at center.

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That did it. Miss Betty slipped out from under the bed and walked by him to the window—-Antwan tempted to give the pom-pom on the tip of her tail a friendly nip. She pointed her cute black nose at the window and said, “This is the way out. ” She turned to him now, looked him in the eye, and Antwan saw she wasn’t scared of him at all. Not the least bit. No, she acted the way she did ’cause she was snooty. She was a famous showgirl who won trophies and had no time for coyotes. One thing for sure, though, Miss Betty did not look happy.

They were dogs, too, but nobody’s pets. They were dogs that could do anything they felt like. Buddy had made up his mind to take off when along came Antwan: somebody to guide him up that hill and introduce him to the pack. U p i n M i s s B e t t y ’ s b e d r o o m Antwan was standing now, looking at the dog show trophies she’d 26 A Coyote’s in the House won and the pictures of her posing, Miss Betty still under the bed. ” She didn’t answer. ” Still no answer, too scared to talk. ” Antwan said.

He saw his two children and his two . . No, there were two dogs, but one of them wasn’t his. ” “I don’t know. ” The mom turned her chair sideways to have a look as the dad stepped out to the edge of the patio. ” “It must’ve come off,” Cody said. ” The dad started across the lawn waving his arm at 42 A Coyote’s in the House Courtney. “Step away from him, sweetheart. There’s no telling where he’s been. ” Buddy said to Antwan, “Walk toward the dad wagging your tail. When he says ‘Stay,’ stop and raise your head.

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