Zelda, The Queen of Paris: The True Story of the Luckiest Dog in the Worldby Paul Chutkow
One day a scraggly little street dog came begging at the back door of a young American couple living in New Delhi, India. She was painfully thin, with blotches on her coat from malnutrition, and she looked as though she hadn't slept in weeks. But when the door opened, this strange little dog wagged her tail, put an endearing smile on her face, and charmed her way straight inside.In India, shopkeepers usually shoo away wild street dogsor worsebut this little creature was impossible to resist. She had humor, she had joie de vivre, and she had a devilish side that quickly earned her the name Zelda. And so it began: a magical odyssey that would carry this sassy urchin from the slums of India to the elegant gardens and parlors of Paris, to the sun-dappled beaches of Italy, and finally to the fabled hills and vineyards of California Wine Country. Zelda truly was "the luckiest dog in the world."But this is a story about far more than luck. It's a story about dignity and courage, about how a generous heart and an indomitable spirit can lift you up, change your life, and lead you to happiness and even triumph. Zelda begins life as a homeless beggar girl, but thanks to her character and panache she becomes a star, known far and wide as the Queen of Paris, and a real-life heroine you will never forget.
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Meet the Author
Paul Chutkow is an author and journalist who spent ten years reporting for the Associated Press, then served as a contributor to the arts & leisure and travel sections of the New York Times, the Indian Statesman, and Cigar Aficionado. His books include Depardieu, the biography of actor Gérard Depardieu, which Kirkus Reviews called "among the best books ever written about film acting." Visit him at paulchutkow.com.
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