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A Winkle in Time: Mr. Winkle Celebrates the Underdogs of History
     

A Winkle in Time: Mr. Winkle Celebrates the Underdogs of History

by Lara Jo Regan, Michael Regan, Lara Jo Regan (Photographer)
 
Every dog has his day, but how about the underdog? With A Winkle in Time, the intrepid little canine Mr. Winkle ventures off history's beaten path to sniff out some of the world's forgotten champions and overlooked visionaries.

From the Japanese woman who produced the world's first novel, to the Idaho potato farmer who invented television, to the dog who

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Every dog has his day, but how about the underdog? With A Winkle in Time, the intrepid little canine Mr. Winkle ventures off history's beaten path to sniff out some of the world's forgotten champions and overlooked visionaries.

From the Japanese woman who produced the world's first novel, to the Idaho potato farmer who invented television, to the dog who first flew out of this world, Mr. Winkle sings the praises of the unsung and unpraised.

Who better to serve as a tour guide through the land of lost heroes than Mr. Winkle -- the pint-sized pup who wandered the mean streets as a homeless and hopeless orphan before being rescued and becoming an international superstar? Now he casts his spotlight on his fellow underdogs who occupy A Winkle in Time.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Lara Jo Regan's zany little pooch plays dress-up as he hosts this hilarious guide to "the underdogs of history." Accompanying 19 short biographies of people, groups, and animals whose achievements and contributions to society have been relatively unpraised, Mr. Winkle dons costumes and transforms himself into such personalities as a medieval Irish monk, one of a group that was instrumental in creating books and libraries; Queen Amanirenas, an African monarch who defeated the legions of the Roman Empire; Miguel Hidalgo, a Mexican priest who led a revolt against the Spanish; and Murasaki Shikibu, the tenth-century Japanese novelist. Colorfully staged photos of Regan's tongue-flapping dog looking courageous and proud -- well, as much as possible -- will keep you and your family laughing out loud, while the blurbs about each "underdog" will inspire and educate. With his larger-than-life personality at center stage, Mr. Winkle is one history teacher that makes the past doggone fun. Matt Warner
Publishers Weekly
The diminutive dog Mr. Winkle is back in A Winkle in Time: Mr. Winkle Celebrates the Underdogs of History, as told to Michael Regan, with photographs by Lara Jo Regan. The photogenic canine's many fans will enjoy watching him pose in a variety of costumes as he recounts the contributions of some of the world's lesser-known visionaries, from the Irish monks who rescued the texts of ancient Greece and Rome from oblivion, to Laika, the Soviet dog who roared into space on Sputnik II (and never came down). Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375824876
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 17 Years

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