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Juneau, Alaska, 1933. This is where 13-year-old Jeff Beacon is stranded when his parents take him on a cruise to help him get over the death of his beloved dog, Buddy. The problem: Jeff is a millennium kid, with laptop computer and hightop sneakers. Why has he been transported to the Alaska frontier? And how can he find his way home? Jeff must answer these questions quickly -- and his only help is the town's Bull Terrier, Patsy Ann.
With Patsy Ann as his guide, Jeff befriends the gruff Captain of the DogStar and an adventurous girl named Rose -- and uncovers a dangerous secret. When the Captain, Rose and Jeff hatch a plan to set things right in Juneau, Jeff must make a surprising choice about going home -- and Patsy Ann holds the key.
That's the "surface" story. Lots of fast-paced action involving counterfeit money, sunken ships and lost treasure. But the theme of DogStar is something much more important. Returning to the present, Jeff uncovers the true treasure -- his ability to keep Buddy alive in his heart forever.
Jack's Knife is the next book in the Sirius Mystery series starring Patsy Ann! Watch for it in Canada in Spring, 2005 and in the USA in Fall, 2005.
DogStar was short listed for the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award for fiction.
DogStar is featured in the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age, 1999".
DogStar was one of three finalists for the Dog Writer's Association Fiction Award for 1998.
A big thanks to these organizations!