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101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

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by Dodie Smith, Michael Dooling
     
 

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The book that inspired the animated movie classic!

When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pups—fifteen in all—everyone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the case—and on the trail of Cruella de Vil, the most fiendish person to

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The book that inspired the animated movie classic!

When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pups—fifteen in all—everyone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the case—and on the trail of Cruella de Vil, the most fiendish person to ever covet a fur coat.

Pongo and Missis would give everything they have to bring their puppies safely home... but will they succeed in rescuing them from the cluthes of the evil Cruella de Vil?

"A tale full to overflowing with those prime requisites of a good story—warmth and humor, imagination and suspense."—Chicago Sunday Tribune

"Superb reading. The puzzle of the hundred and one is delightful.... Highly recommended."—SLJ

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Most kids know well the Disney versions of 101 Dalmatians, but few are familiar with Dodie Smith's original novel of the same name published in 1956. Now comes the audio interpretation, read with just the right amount of sophistication, exuberance and humor by British actor Martin Jarvis. (Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140340341
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
104,541
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith (1896-1990) is a beloved children's book author whose works continue to entertain children to this day. Her best known works are I Capture the Castle and The 101 Dalmatians, which was adapted into an animated motion picture classic by Disney, entitled One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 3, 1896
Date of Death:
November 24, 1990
Place of Birth:
Whitefield, Lancashire, England
Place of Death:
Uttlesford, Essex, England
Education:
Academy of Dramatic Art, 1914

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The 101 Dalmatians: 101 Dalmatians Series, Book 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is fun to read over and over! My favorite part is where they are trying to escape from the de Vil mansion and the Cadpig walked out backwards so she could watch the tv to the very last moment before leaving. The Disney movie doesn't catch the humor and joy of this book. A classic book that should not be missed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book over and over and over when I was a kid. My copy was taped together. I was excited to see this available but was afraid I wouldn't enjoy it and that my memories would let me down. No fear! This book is still delightful for an adult audience. There is much humor and fun in the dogs. The Disney version can't compare to the original.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FANTASTIC!!!!!EXELLENT!!!!!SUPERP!!!!! When I saw the Disney movie when I was a little, I was enthralled. Back then I had no idea that the book existed, and when I got my hands on it, I was even more enchanted. I was even a little mad at the movie makers; the book was SO much better and it was changed so the movie would seem better. So that's my little speech on DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS MOVIE. The original book is way better, and you'll see why when you read it. I highly recommend it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite childhood book, a loving and thrilling story that will capture one's imagination. Please beware of the hacked-up version from Disney, this novel is the one to read, children and adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for every animal lover. The movie has nothing on this story. It is rich and full of life as Dobie Smith weaves an intricate tale of love, life, and loyalty to family. As in every rich story, the villain allows you to hate her and be glad she gets her just rewards. You will cheer, sit on the edge of your seat, and pull along as the Pongos make new friends.
Canis-Familiaris-Lover More than 1 year ago
The 101 Dalmatians contains a lovable pair of Dalmatian parents as they set out on a difficult and exhausting quest to rescue their fifteen pups from the evil clubs of Cruella. The book is full of exicting events that keep you on the edge of your seat, the writing of a great author, and even some funny happenings that will make you laugh out loud! I highly enjoyed this book from begining to end, and, (if you read it), I hope you do too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great condition! Will buy from this vendor again! Thanks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After having read this book as a child, and having seen the movie as an adult, I was thrilled to find that I could obtain the original story still. It seems odd to talk about character development about dogs, yet Dodie Smith gives Pongo and Missis true personalities and makes of them believable, helping to make the book a true joy to read. It's a wonderful book, and it leaves the movie in the dust.
anastasiaoa More than 1 year ago
I had been looking for this book along time and I finally found it so I can read it to my sisters children. Recommendable for anybody who loves dogs.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Fun Book on Which the Disney Classic is Based   It’s a double wedding for Pongo and Missis and their pet Mr. and Mrs. Dearly.  The new couples are settling in to their life in London, and even more exciting, Missis is expecting puppies.   However, the newlyweds are living down the street from Cruella de Vil, an old school mate of Mrs. Dearly.  Cruella loves furs so much she actually married a furrier.  And after seeing Pongo and Missis, she’s decided that a Dalmatian coat would be lovely.  So when the puppies go missing soon after they are born, Pongo suspects he knows who stole them.  But can they find them in time?   This is the book that inspired Disney’s movie of the same name, and if you’ve seen the movie, you have a broad outline of the story.  Obviously, there are some difference (Perdita plays a different part in the book, for example), but there is much to enjoy.  The characters are good and the plot moves along quickly.   The biggest change for me is in the humor.  While the movie’s humor is broad and slapstick, the book is more subtle and more focused on how dogs see the world versus how we do.  It was amusing and fun.   So if you are a fan of the movie, I recommend picking up this book and enjoying the first version of this classic story.
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101 Dalmatians is a heart warming book that follows Pongo and Missus on their journey to find their missng pups, which have supposedly been kidnapped, or should l say puppynapped, by the evil Cruella DeVil. This is a wonderful book with action, suspense, and alittle romance.
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This is a great book I have been looking for this book for 30 years. It is not in print anymore that i have found. It is one of the reasons that I purchased a NOOK Tablet.
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laini brannan More than 1 year ago
i enjoy reading books about dogs and hope that you would too. hope enjoy it too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book i ever read! it is way better than the movie. i think it is exciting and exquisite and so... so... AWESOME! I give it 10 thumbs up! If you ever need something to read, this is the book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHOA! This was an awesome book! It created a movie like picture in my mind; which is what the author is supposed to do. I recomend this book to all ages.Acspeacialy if you love dogs!