George Knows

George Knows

by Mindy Mymudes

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Overview

An egotistical magical basset hound named George believes it's his duty to train and protect his 12-year-old Girlpup, a greenwitch named Karly. He and his Girlpup, must solve a murder as well as save their park from being developed. George is the perfectly designed familiar for the job.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045461450
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 269 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

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George Knows 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book a lot. I know its supposed to be for kids, but I bought it for me :) Looking forward to the next book in the series, Tillie's story is calling to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful story from the perspective or a wonderfully egotistical Bassett, George. How fun that it balances a rich fantasy, with a bit of sluething, enough to keep young people and people....errr...my age, interested! The back story teaches about environment, animal care and being respsonsible, even when we don't want to. All with good humor. Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! This book is meant for kids, but as a forty-five year old, I found it enormously entertaining! This would make a great cartoon! The book is told from a dog's point-of-view. The author has pegged it. But, this isn't just any dog; this is a some-what magical dog, who is forging a mind-link with his young girl-witch, Karly. Under the tutelage of Aunt Heather, George and Karly are learning how to combine their energies to heal each other, as well as others. In the meantime, there are strange things happening in the woods adjacent to a nearby park, which is about to be bulldozed by a developer. Can this team solve the mystery and save the woods? Read the book to find out! I also liked the subtle lessons in the story about caring for pets and nature and doing homework before playing.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully fun para-mystery for readers of most any age! GEORGE KNOWS is delightful mystery told from the perspective of, George, an extremely egotistical basset hound. Each line from George left me smiling. I have a feeling most of our pets think the way he does. From the first couple of pages, we learn George is a familiar to Karly, a young pre-teen witch in training. The mystery begins when George and Karly discover human bones. Whose are they, how old are they, and what happened, are questions that need to be answered. There were many clues for us readers to follow as well as some twists and turns along the way, all leading to a surprise conclusion. The ideal reading age for GEORGE KNOWS is Fourth to Sixth grades. I truly feel some younger, and certainly much older readers will enjoy this unique mystery.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully fun para-mystery for readers of most any age! GEORGE KNOWS is delightful mystery told from the perspective of, George, an extremely egotistical basset hound. Each line from George left me smiling. I have a feeling most of our pets think the way he does. From the first couple of pages, we learn George is a familiar to Karly, a young pre-teen witch in training. The mystery begins when George and Karly discover human bones. Whose are they, how old are they, and what happened, are questions that need to be answered. There were many clues for us readers to follow as well as some twists and turns along the way, all leading to a surprise conclusion. The ideal reading age for GEORGE KNOWS is Fourth to Sixth grades. I truly feel some younger, and certainly much older readers will enjoy this unique mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for kids from 1 to 101. Always wanted to know what your dog is thinking? George is more than happy to enlighten you. Cute, funny, and entertaining, definitely hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
deannad414 More than 1 year ago
Loved George the Basset Hound! *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for review from the author and VBT cafe and all opinions are my own.* George Knows is a super fun story that not only kids will enjoy, but many adults will as well. This is a unique story that is told from George's point of view - a smart, clever Bassett Hound. Seeing the story through his eyes made for an enjoyable read. It was quite comical at times, and I found myself cracking up quite a bit throughout the book. There is quite a mix of mystery, magic and fantasy throughout the book, but it all flows so well in the story. I loved seeing George and his 'familiar', Karly grow together and learn from one another throughout the book. My only complaint with this story is the over abundance use of words that George uses. Words like 'smelltaste', 'feeltaste', 'gassulfurdrysnakecatstink' and more just became too annoying for me. But to be fair, when I read parts of this story to my son, he got a kick out of those words. So I have to say that I'm sure the intended audience would enjoy these quirky sayings coming from George. Overall, this is a super fun book that I would recommend for kids of all ages.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite George Knows by Mindy Mymudes is the interesting story of George and his girl-pup, Karly. It is George's duty to train Karly. In the process, he finds himself being taken on an adventure which will teach him more about himself and help his girl-pup learn more about becoming a witch. The story is written from a dog's point of view and the author has done an outstanding job in combining the human characters with the dogs. George, the magical basset hound, does a good job of telling the story to readers. The book is engaging and humorous. The characters in the story are funny and reveal the imagination of the author. Apart from training Karly, George also has to save their nearby park from being destroyed by builders and solve the mystery of a murder. The book has a lot of things happening simultaneously, which makes it fast paced and keeps readers glued to the pages. The characters are lovable and the twists and turns make the story exciting. The theme is original and refreshing. George's antics and humor will remain in readers' hearts long after you finish reading the book. The book has a bit of mystery, fun, humor, and a lovely relationship between George and Karly. I recommend this book not only for children, but also for adults. The affable characters and the original theme make it a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I don't ordinarily read books like this, I picked it up for a fun read. The idea of personifying George's thoughts was interesting and very funny much of the time. Makes you think more about what our pets might be thinking about us. Interesting story line. Will be looking forward to the next book.
AdriLisa More than 1 year ago
Very Well Written George Knows by Mindy Mymudes is hilarious at time while being lightly melodramatic in some sense of the word. It all begins with George describing Girlpup somewhat. My interested really perked the moment I read “mind-link” magical words for me to pay attention and keep on reading.  There is a scene, at the beginning, where George finds questionable bones and Karly wants to have Aunt Heather’s look at them. All sorts of little episodes start to happen.  It seemed that images of Karly’s emotions show down their link. (You'll have to read it to find out what that means) George gets to see what she actually sees that makes her react.   The fun of having Aunt Heather around is awesome. The way she replaced crystals and gems by Jasper and Quartz brewing up those bass vibrations and growing strong – "feeltaste and smelltaste" – what have we here? Does George have ghost friends?  I like the parts George is always hungry… when was the last time I ate? The lines attributed to this character (George) are beyond all of my expectations, so unique, so cleverly written enough to captivate the readers. This storyline is very delightful and magical. So very much so, that, I can already picture it on the big screen. I do recommend it and please do read it to your children or have an older child read it to her/his younger sibling(s) or both. I gave it a 5 Stars.   Adriana LG
LadybugLinLH More than 1 year ago
Laughter...there are so many opportunities to laugh as this story GEORGE KNOWS makes you laugh until your sides are splitting, BUT our cunning author starts the laughs rolling with her name...Mindy Mymudes...unless I'm five sheets short of a full sail the last name is a euphemism for My Moods! Am I right? Moving on...GEORGE KNOWS is a story written for a target area of the young...Since in my earlier incarnation...okay it was THIS one, but back before the car accident took my career from me...I was a teacher...so I feel amply qualified to read a book written with the young in mind since I'm looking at it from the point of view of a teacher trying to decide if this would make a good story to add to a required number of books for yearly lesson planning...and also from memories of my own years growing up it stirs into nostalgic life. George is an exceptional dog who thinks very highly of himself, dismissing his humans (he calls them "peeps") lack of appreciation for him removing bad smells, as far as his well trained nose is concerned, with the "natural" aroma of his...well  his "tooting." The world revolves around George...or it SHOULD. Anything that deprives George of strutting his Basset Hound elegance for all to oooh and ahhh over must be eliminated.  Since George is the familiar of developing teen witch Karly...the little witch thinks of him as...horrors upon horrors...as a "dog!" When will she learn? This book took me back in time to my own younger days. I grew up in the Country...our founding father putting a mandate in the town's bylaws about no one building on their land unless they had over two acres of land and the maples planted on both sides of our one street that made this amazing canopy arc when they were in full leaf, could never be cut down...that's a NICE bylaw. Karly's Auntie Heather may be the reincarnation of Elija Kirk, Wycmobe's founding father...so determined is she to train Karly and George, while also keeping the nasty builders from turning the forestry surrounding them into modern eyesores for the uneducated peeps. Will George be able to concentrate on something other than the food he just inhaled even though he can't remember it as he stares rather unhappily at his empty bowl, long enough to help Auntie Heather teach Karly, AND save the day? I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading this story. My only regret is I had to read it in fits and starts because I'm recovering from spinal cord surgery. (I'm sending it to my Archives on my e-reader so I can call it up when I am no longer squirming and wincing with pain so I can reread it in one sitting.) GEORGE KNOWS...yep...GEORGE KNOWS thanks to Mindy Mymudes how to grab the reader makes us shake our heads with indulgence, laugh outrageously, and be very sorry to see it has reached the end.  Ms. Mymudes, will George be back along with his NEW passion? FIVE STARS and a cheerful request... MORE, MORE, MORE!