Chihuawolf: A Tail of Mystery and Horror [NOOK Book]

Overview

Paco, a smart, fashionably-dressed Chihuahua, lives in a snug and comfortable world as the pampered pet of tenyear- old Olivia. Although he is locked into a perpetual battle with a pair of cats, his real problem is Natasha, the gorgeous Afghan hound he adores, but who thinks he is just too tiny to be taken seriously. Determined to change his outside to reflect the lion-hearted courage he possesses inside, Paco decides to do something drastic. He will transform into the biggest, fiercest canine he can imagine: a ...
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Chihuawolf: A Tail of Mystery and Horror

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Overview

Paco, a smart, fashionably-dressed Chihuahua, lives in a snug and comfortable world as the pampered pet of tenyear- old Olivia. Although he is locked into a perpetual battle with a pair of cats, his real problem is Natasha, the gorgeous Afghan hound he adores, but who thinks he is just too tiny to be taken seriously. Determined to change his outside to reflect the lion-hearted courage he possesses inside, Paco decides to do something drastic. He will transform into the biggest, fiercest canine he can imagine: a Chihuawolf!
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Editorial Reviews

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"...the mood of mystery and suspense is well sustained and does a good job holding readers' interest. The interspersing of Spanish words and phrases is a fun addition... A good addition to animal-adventure collections." - School Library Journal

"There are laughs as well as a bit of intrigue mixed into the story. I know if you are at all like me you will be wrapped into the book until the very end!" - Dad of Divas

"Ok,even though this is a book for kids,I thoroughly enjoyed it! Yes,Poco is the underdog,but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a big heart! Poco. Paco might be little but he has big ideas and uses one to save his beloved." - Song Berries

"There are laughs as well as a bit of intrigue mixed into the story. I know if you are at all like me you will be wrapped into the book until the very end!" - Dad of Divas

"...a very clever and fun book to read. The characters are very believable with their big adventures. My son loved this book...This book had the cutest illustrations to go along with the awesome story. I would definitely recommend this book..." - Z's Space Reviews

"Chihuawolf is a true children's story, clearly written, with chapters that read well aloud.
" - Here and There

"My girls really enjoyed this book. They found it not only suspenseful, but humorous as well. They thought the characters were charming and delightful and think that other kids will enjoy the story as much as they did." - 2 Wired 2 Tired

"This book is full of adventure, laughs and friendship. This was a great book giving the view of a mighty little dog with big dreams and big love." - Giveaway Blogdom

VOYA - Ursula Adams
Chihuawolf is the first middle-grade book by Ganny, the best-selling author of the USA Today vampire series The Darkwing Chronicles. Instead of relying on the mystique of vampires, this book's supernatural element is werewolves. The story centers on Paco, a chihuahua who aspires to be bigger than his tiny structure allows. He would like to have the might of a werewolf instead. He needs to drink the rainwater from a werewolf's footprint to transform himself into Chihuawolf and win the heart of his beloved Natasha, a beautiful Afghan hound. He and his animal friends—a Labrador retriever, a Jack Russell terrier, and two cats—find themselves on an adventure to rescue Natasha. In the conclusion, Paco learns a lot about friendship and himself and that he can be heroic without being huge. While an interesting concept, the story falls short when the characters set out on their adventure. The writing is stagnant and does not compel the reader to continue. The story includes a great mix of characters. Aside from Paco, however, none of the others are developed deeply enough. While the moral of the story is a positive one, the idea is presented as lackluster and gives way to a highly predictable ending. Reviewer: Ursula Adams
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Paco is a Chihuahua with a big heart. Longing to catch the eye of Natasha, a large pedigree breed who only likes tough-guy dogs, he tries to turn himself into a werewolf. When a large, wild creature comes to town, however, Paco believes it is a real werewolf. Then Natasha disappears, and Paco overhears from his owner and her friends that she was last seen heading toward Mount Diablo with a large dog. When Paco finds out that the children are thinking of going there to find Natasha, he knows he has to stop them from becoming werewolf bait. With the help of Professor Pewmount, a skunk who's been helping him release his wild side; Coco, his canine friend; and a group of wild animals, he risks everything to bring his love and his family back home safely. Will he succeed? The characters are a bit two-dimensional, but the mood of mystery and suspense is well sustained and does a good job holding readers' interest. The interspersing of Spanish words and phrases is a fun addition. Each chapter opens with a small black-and-white illustration. A good addition to animal-adventure collections.—Kira Moody, Hunter Public Library, West Valley City, UT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402259418
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 770,747
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Charlee Ganny lives high up on a hill in a 150-year-old farmhouse near Harveys Lake, PA. She has too many cats to count, three dogs, and regular wild visitors, including a skunk named Professor Pewmount. She is a writer and a dreamer, and what she dreams...she writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Loved it

    It was an lol type of book. Lottle annie and norma jean were a great add to the story. I also enjoyed the romance and suspence. I also enjoy seeing through pacos eyes. Its very addictive, interesting, and page turning. So worth the money. Its an lol type of book. Its good for any age, even older kids like me. Im 11 totally buy this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Hi

    Wow what a dangerous combination! Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Cute

    So cute,great book!l

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    to below

    You too :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Greetings

    Nice to meet you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Great Book!

    I think it is a great book. I love how the author teaches you that you are special just the way you are and you don't have to be buff or beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Arrrrrroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    If u like Erin Hunter,get it!

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  • Posted October 29, 2012

    I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

    I really liked Chihuawolf because it is about a dog that wanted to be someone else and then realized that he liked being himself. This book reminds me of my own dog that is a Chihuahua, her name is Coco and she has to work on her bark. I would definitely recommend this book, especially to a person who really loves adventures and animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Adorable!

    I already own this book and it is a great book! The little dog is soooo cute!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Anonymous

    Awesome book! I chose this for my book project. It is so adorable!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Great read!

    Bought this book for my kids and they absolutely love it! I am enjoying it as much as they.

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