Waggit Forever
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Waggit Forever

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by Peter Howe, Omar Rayyan
     
 

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A family is forever.

Ever since he was abandoned as a puppy, Waggit's home has been the big, sprawling park in the heart of the city. There he has had snug shelter, food, and a family of other dogs to call his own.

But now everything has changed. It is getting harder and harder to avoid the humans that invade the park every

Overview

A family is forever.

Ever since he was abandoned as a puppy, Waggit's home has been the big, sprawling park in the heart of the city. There he has had snug shelter, food, and a family of other dogs to call his own.

But now everything has changed. It is getting harder and harder to avoid the humans that invade the park every day. Food is scarce and enemies are everywhere. Where can the team go? Waggit has an answer, but getting there is the problem. Can the team survive the journey? Does Waggit have what it takes to lead them when new challenges strike? And who is the mysterious Gray One he unexpectedly meets?

Peter Howe's tale of an abandoned puppy's search for home comes full circle in this new book in the series as Waggit finds that strength comes from within—and that home is anywhere family is.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
Waggit the dog lived in a park with fourteen other stray city dogs. They had no master, and they preferred it that way. But things were changing. The Ruzelas, or Uprights (people), started clearing bushes to prepare more areas for the Uprights to gather. The once abundant food supply of small creatures had diminished, so the dogs were forced to depend on human scraps as a source of food. It soon became obvious that the team had to move or starve. Tazar, the leader of the Tazarians was reluctant to move so many dogs. One day while Waggit searched for food, he met Beidel, the leader of the Ductors, who assisted dogs that needed to get out of the clutches of the Uprights. After hearing Waggit's plight, Beidel offered to help move the Tazarians to a new park on the other side of town. Waggit presented the idea to his leader, but Tazar was reluctant to take on such a large task; they were fine the way they were. Fear of the unknown weighted heavily on the team, but after more days came and went, and still no prey, the decision to move the team became apparent. The Tazarians met with the Ductors and a plan was formed. They split the team up into three groups and began the long journey to their new home. Along the way, the team encounters an Upright they knew and liked. Felicia was able to communicate with the dogs, and they understood her. When Tazar was injured trying to protect Beidle, Waggit became the leader of the team, and discovered it was not easy being a leader. This was a fascinating story using dogs as characters. The message of team work, diversity, trust, loyalty, friendship, leadership, and hero all rolled into one book. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061765179
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Howe is the author of Waggit's Tale, which was his first book for children. He was born in London, lived in New York for more than thirty years, and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and two dogs. He is a former New York Times Magazine and Life magazine picture editor, and he is the author of two books on photography: Shooting Under Fire and Paparazzi.

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Waggit Forever 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and so are the other waggit books!!!!!!!!!!! I highly recommend it for all ages!!!!!!!! This is one of my favorite books ever. I guarantee that yall will love it.
Gregb More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to everyone that likes an adventurous and funny story about a team of dogs and one human that speaks the dog language. I enjoyed it even more than the first two Waggit books because they moved from one park to another and it was a treacherous journey. I hope that you find this book to your liking because I sure did. Hopefully Mr Howe will write another Waggit sequel because Waggit Forever ended at a cliff hanger! -REVIEW BY my 12yr old son who started reading the Waggit series with me at bed time years ago. This is a nice wholesome series I enjoy reading with the children. HIGHLY RECCOMMEND all of them.
Fancy-S More than 1 year ago
Well, overall, a great book. Waggit's team faces the challenge of a life time, leaving the park-his home. It describes how they meet another team who generously offers to take them to a new park, and all their adventures. Good things and bad things happen along the way, for example, when Waggit saves a little girl or they find their home of a lifetime. And almost at the end....Makes a new friend. Well, don't want to spoil it all for you! Read it yourself to find out the rest.... Or start at the beginning, the book called Waggits Tale. (or tail) This book deserves 5 stars! :)
Huskies4Lifes More than 1 year ago
In the third, but not final, book in the series starring an abandoned young dog and his team of other free dogs, Waggit's journey continues, but this time, beyond the team's home in New York's Central Park. When food is scarce, the team is forced to leave the only home they have ever known and venture into the unknown, relying on a strange group of dogs to guide them to a new park where they can live in peace. Throughout the book, Waggit learns that home is where the heart is, and his heart is with the team, no matter where they happen to be. Howe's stories of Waggit and his team, the Tazarians, named for their fearless leader, Tazar, will continues to delight and enchant readers age 9 and up, but can easily be read aloud to kids 6 and older. "Waggit Forever" is masterfully-written and charming illustrations start off every chapter. View Waggit's journey with a detailed map of the Tazarians' trek through the city to their new home and a glossary of the language of the dogs ('Uprights' are humans, 'hoppers' are rabbits, and so on). With dramatic turns in events, it is definitely one of the best books I have read. I would highly recommend it to children and dog lovers alike, and it will hold the attention of even the most reluctant reader. For best comprehension, I would urge you to read "waggit's Tale" and "Waggit Forever" first before diving into this excellent tale, "Waggit Forever".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book from the library and started reading it I couldn't put it down. It's such a wonderful book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sadly I haven't been able to read other Waggit books in the series because Waggit Forever was the only book in the series there!!!!! But, I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. This is one of the best books I've EVER read!!!!!! Please read it, you'll be glad you did. Bye for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's dog-tastic
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This book is the best book in the world!!!
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I love this series, and now Waggit Forever is here! It's great for even preteens, or 8-9 year olds. A great story for dog lovers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"They're so cute!" Halik said. Prince, Anailik, and Angus stumbled over each other to get a good look. Ginger and Autumn camly looked at Amber's pups.
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Vaishes
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"Oh" *drinks some water*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this books sooo boring
Warren Roark More than 1 year ago
Does lowdown die in this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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