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    Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School - Audio  

    Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School - Audio  

    by Mark Teague and Mark Teague

    A dog laments his fate at obedience school through a series of hilarious letters home.

    FORMAT: Paperback Book & CD


    When Ike Larue is "imprisoned" at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy, he tries everything to get sent home - weepy letters to his owner, even illness. In reality, Brotweiler is more like camp than prison, but still, Ike's not cut out for life without Mrs. LaRue & his creature comforts. Finally, he runs away only to find himself back in Snort City - just in time to save Mrs. LaRue's life.


    Mark Teague is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator whose books include the How Do Dinosaurs series, his Dear Mrs. LaRue series, FIREHOUSE!, and recently his first novel, THE DOOM MACHINE, which received excellent reviews. Mark lives in New York state with his wife and their two daughters.

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    Mark Teague Poster (LaRue)

    Mark Teague Poster (LaRue)

    by Mark Teague

    Read Every Day

    Twelve outstanding children’s illustrators were invited to create their artistic interpretations of the Scholastic global literacy campaign message — Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.

    The result is a spectacular collection of art, now available for purchase individually and as a 12 Poster Deluxe Set.

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    Each of Mark Teague's books starts as "notebooks full of sketches and scribbles, strange little drawings, and phrases that seem mostly cryptic that suddenly come together," the critically acclaimed author/illustrator explains. Teague has delighted young readers with more than twenty books for children, many of which he has written himself, including his recent novel for middle-grade readers The Doom Machine as well as the Dear Mrs. LaRue books. The fourth title in this series, LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation, was published in March 2011 and follows the hilarious adventures of Ike the dog as he takes a road trip across the United States. He is also the illustrator for the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs? series written by Jane Yolen. Mark Teague lives in Upstate New York with his wife and their two daughters.

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Dear Mrs. LaRue

Letters from Obedience School

Author: Mark Teague

Illustrator: Mark Teague

Series: LaRue Books

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Comedy and Humor, Animal Stories

Dogs, Mischief, Creativity and Imagination

About This Book

Through a series of hilarious letters home, Ike tries everything to get released from obedience school. Forget that the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy is like a spa or a very fancy sleep-away camp, Ike just can't adapt. Not until the madcap climax — involving a daring rescue with tricks learned at school — does Ike work his way back into Mrs. LaRue's good graces and move back home.

Dynamic split-screen visuals contrast the colorful real world of Brotweiler with the black-and-white one in Ike's imagination, which is filled with all the melodramatic horror of a B-movie. Dog lovers, Teague lovers, and humor lovers alike will agree that Dear Mrs. LaRue is Mark's most fetching book to date.

* "A tail-wagger of a book that will have readers howling with amusement."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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