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Blog Tour: News Hounds; the Puppy Problem by Laura James (extract)

Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for News Hounds; The Puppy Problem by Laura James, and I have an extract for you. Enjoy!

News Hounds; The Puppy Problem by Laura James
Genre: Middle Grade
Published by: Bloomsbury
Pages: 128
Release date: 06/05/2021
Where to find: Amazon
Summary: Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human he doesn’t know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn’t have even imagined MUD. Luckily he’s got Jilly, the wolfhound next door, to show him around. But Jilly has a problem. Her puppies are going to be given to new owners far away. She’ll never see them again! Gizmo might not know the difference between a cow and a tractor but he’s got a nose for a story, and a great idea to help Jilly. What if the dogs of Puddle had a newspaper? STOP PRESS!

A charming and hilarious new illustrated young fiction series about the things dogs get up to when their humans aren’t looking, from the author of The Adventures of Pug series. Perfect for fans of Toto the Ninja Cat and The Secret Life of Pets.

Author Information

Laura’s love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to undertake a degree in Film Studies and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Her interest in all things nautical comes from her dad, a retired naval officer. The Adventures of Pug are based on the antics of her own very silly dog, Brian. Though Brian has not yet captained a ship he has managed to convince Laura to add another puppy to their family, Florence. Together the three of them live in a tiny cottage just outside of Bath where they have lots of adventures and eat lots of jam tarts – all in the name of research of course!




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