Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch

Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch

by Kathy Manos Penn, Raw Spoon, Banjo Penn

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BN ID: 2940158763885
Publisher: Apex Book Manufacturing
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Born in New York City and transplanted to the South in high school, Kathy Manos Penn lives with her husband and their four-legged kids in Dunwoody, Georgia. She taught high school English before embarking on a three-decade career in banking, where, it seemed, she always ended up writing.
While still working in the corporate world, she began a side job as a columnist for the local newspaper. She is now happily retired from banking but has no plans to retire from the joyful job of writing. Her first book, The Ink Penn: Celebrating the Magic in the Everyday, is a collection of her newspaper columns and is available on Amazon.

Lord Banjo was born in New Orleans and moved to Atlanta at a young age. He was inspired to tell his story when his mum showed him his doggie DNA results. Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch is his first book.

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Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Lord Banjo is a dog. He’s actually a royal dog. At least, that’s what he claims based on his lineage to the Great Pyrenees, the breed declared by King Louis XIV to be the Royal Dogs of France. It doesn’t matter that Lord Banjo is also part Golden Retriever, and has been identified as a flat-coated retriever mix. It’s all in the DNA. So this royal pooch is no Banjo Boy. He’s royalty and should be treated as such. At least, that’s what he claims. And he insists there be certain royal decrees, like no complaining about black dog fur everywhere and letting his royal-ness sleep on his parents’ bed. Lord Banjo is a dog with a high opinion of himself, as he should be. And, he does have a sense of humor. So, Lord Banjo decides, why not tell his own story. With the help of one of his parents, Kathy Manos Penn, Banjo Penn did just that. Lord Banjo, I assume, dictated, and Kathy Manos Penn wrote. And the story is titled Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch. For anyone who loves dogs, and perhaps is lucky enough to own one or more, this story is for you. As this royal pooch tells the story of one year in his life, there are anecdotes, concerns, and even complaints about his decreasing diet due to one person’s declaration that his royal figure was a little full. And Lord Banjo even goes to summer camp, writing his own letters to his family about his experiences. A little tongue-in-cheek, this story is a compassionate tale of a dog, plain and simple, but a royal dog at that. And who doesn’t love a good dog story?
LitPick More than 1 year ago
Lord Banjo has always looked, felt, and acted like royalty, but now he has proof. For his human father’s birthday he gets a DNA test and finds that he is a descendant of France’s royal dogs. But he is not getting the treatment he deserves! Miss Beverly, his favorite dog-sitter, has declared that he is too fat. What she misses (according to Lord Banjo) is that Great Pyrenees are supposed to be “big boned.” Sadly, his parents agree, and before you can say “Great Pyrenee,” he is on a diet. What will he do? And how will he communicate this dreadful problem to his parents? Opinion: Lord Banjo the Royal Pooch is a great book about a silly dog who shares his full opinion on life. This book is perfect for a read aloud to a child between 1st grade and 3rd grade. It has a funny composition, but the plot could have been made a little stronger. The thought of a typing dog will intrigue children and keep them attentive. If you are looking for a read aloud for your kids, this is the perfect book for you. Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 11