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Craig Pierce

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Pierce attended school in Mt. Carroll, IL and currently lives in Genoa, IL.

Biography: Pierce has written four books in the American Dog series -- tales of working and rescued dogs for children 5-10 years old. Along with his gentle rescued racer (Honey), Craig travels to schools, libraries, bookstores and other gatherings to conduct programs for young learners and families.

  • ''A Greyhound's Tale'' and ''A Labrador's Tale'' were selected as "Top 10 Pet Books for Kids" in a nationally syndicated Tribune Media Services column. ''A Labrador's Tale 2'' was named a 2007 Best Children's Book Finalist by the Dog Writers Association o

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Craig Pierce on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A greyhound's tale :
ISBN: 0976256428 OCLC: 71203599

Ideate Prairie, Mt. Carroll, Ill. : 2004.

Racing champion Gator embarks on a quest to become a family pet.

A Labrador's tale 2 :
ISBN: 0976256444 OCLC: 83275477

Ideate Prairie, Genoa, Ill. : 2006.

Roy sends his guide dog Specs on a vacation where he meets Clementine, another working dog. Sequel to A Labrador's tale.

A Labrador's tale :
ISBN: 0976256436 OCLC: 71299081

Ideate Prairie, Mount Carroll, Ill. : 2006.

The day begins with a simple walk between Roy Cook and his guide dog, Specs, and ends with an act of true heroism.

Sit, stay, work, play :
ISBN: 0976256452 OCLC: 185032158

Ideate Prairie, Genoa, IL : ©2008.

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