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Craig Pierce

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Pierce attended school in Mt. Carroll, IL and currently lives in Genoa, IL.

Biography: Pierce has written four books in the American Dog series -- tales of working and rescued dogs for children 5-10 years old. Along with his gentle rescued racer (Honey), Craig travels to schools, libraries, bookstores and other gatherings to conduct programs for young learners and families.

    ''A Greyhound's Tale'' and ''A Labrador's Tale'' were selected as "Top 10 Pet Books for Kids" in a nationally syndicated Tribune Media Services column. ''A Labrador's Tale 2'' was named a 2007 Best Children's Book Finalist by the Dog Writers Association of America.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Craig Pierce on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A greyhound's tale :
ISBN: 0976256428 OCLC: 71203599

Ideate Prairie, Mt. Carroll, Ill. : 2004.

Racing champion Gator embarks on a quest to become a family pet.

A Labrador's tale 2 :
ISBN: 0976256444 OCLC: 83275477

Ideate Prairie, Genoa, Ill. : 2006.

Roy sends his guide dog Specs on a vacation where he meets Clementine, another working dog. Sequel to A Labrador's tale.

A Labrador's tale :
ISBN: 0976256436 OCLC: 71299081

Ideate Prairie, Mount Carroll, Ill. : 2006.

The day begins with a simple walk between Roy Cook and his guide dog, Specs, and ends with an act of true heroism.

Sit, stay, work, play :
ISBN: 0976256452 OCLC: 185032158

Ideate Prairie, Genoa, IL : ©2008.

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