A boy and his rent-a-dog...
“The story blends heartwarming moments and action beautifully in a way that will make children of any age enjoy the book.” Readers’ Favorite 5-Star review
“Sweetly written and packed full of adventure. Children will love it, particularly if they love dogs!” The Wishing Shelf 4-Star review
11-year-old Jonas Ridley loves dogs. Unfortunately, his mother won’t let him have one of his own. But one Christmas, Jonas gets the chance to RENT a dog, and not just any dog but Rascal, the famous four-legged star of Jonas’s favorite movie, Canine Commando! Jonas and Rascal have a blast and really bond together, even performing in the school talent show. But when the movie studio has to take Rascal back, Jonas hatches a movie-like plan and becomes a real-life secret agent to rescue Rascal!
If A Dog’s Purpose touched your heart, you'll love A Dog of My Own. This middle grade book is a sweet yet exciting adventure full of action and heartwarming moments for any reader – children, tweens, teens or readers of any age. This fun ‘boy and his dog’ story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
(Don't forget to look for the surprise after Chapter 1!)
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About the Author
Richard Clark has written ten middle grade and chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, was published in Canada in June, 2019, by Indigo Press and Wattpad. It is a Heather’s Kids Pick and quickly became a Kids’ Bestseller. Previously, the book was on the Amazon and iBooks free kids ebooks bestseller lists for four years with over 100,000 downloads and over 75,000 reads on wattpad.com.
Richard has also worked extensively as a screenwriter and TV story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (now Canadian Screen Award) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award.
In addition, Richard teaches screenwriting at Humber College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids.
Richard lives near Toronto with his wife and their 12-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale.
Specialties: Writing middle grade and chapter books. Writing and story-editing for youth-oriented TV and film, both live action and animation.