Blue Ribbons for Juliet

Author: Lowrey, Marilyn

Subjects: Problem Solving; Dogs; Self-Esteem

Age: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: 3, 4, 5

ISBN: 0-88092-397-0

Order code: 3970

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 3970S

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“...charming canine personalities.... The reader is engaged and amused...the rules for fair play and the search for self-confidence apply to all ages. Blue Ribbons for Juliet will be a cherished addition to any collection for years to come.” – The Royal Spaniel

Whispering Pines Kennel in Hollywood Hills, California, breeds toy dogs: Pekinese and English Spaniels. It is in financial trouble because Flashfields, a new kennel, is taking its puppy sale business. Flashfields dogs are winning ribbons, even though its trainers are using underhanded methods in the show ring.

Young Tristan’s parents are divorcing, and until his mother gets resettled, he is sent to live with his uncle, who owns Whispering Pines. The boy feels guilty about the divorce, and his self-esteem is at rock bottom. Grudgingly at first, he accepts his assignment of grooming a puppy for her first show.

Blue Ribbons For Juliet takes young readers behind the scenes of the show ring through the eyes of the experienced show dogs and through apprentice Tristan’s views. Amazingly, Tristan is granted the ability to hear and speak to the dogs for a short time—the time it takes him to understand that he and the English toy spaniel puppy share a similar quest: the search for the “secret” to winning. Juliet must win to keep the ken­nel solvent and ensure its reputation. Tristan must discover his own inner strengths. Together they learn about character, making mistakes, spirit, and heart. Juliet wins her ribbons, and Tristan gains insight about who he really is. Along the way, there is a whole cast of vocal and active canine characters ready to support or defeat them.

This is a wonderful book about winning and values for young people. That it plays against the accurate detail of a dog show ring and kennel enhances its appeal for most juveniles who simply love dogs.

Author Marilyn Lowery owned Juliet and speaks from her heart about a subject she knows well. She is a resident of California.

“...charming canine personalities.... The reader is engaged and amused...the rules for fair play and the search for self-confidence apply to all ages. Blue Ribbons for Juliet will be a cherished addition to any collection for years to come.” – The Royal Spaniel

Whispering Pines Kennel in Hollywood Hills, California, breeds toy dogs: Pekinese and English Spaniels. It is in financial trouble because Flashfields, a new kennel, is taking its puppy sale business. Flashfields dogs are winning ribbons, even though its trainers are using underhanded methods in the show ring.

Young Tristan’s parents are divorcing, and until his mother gets resettled, he is sent to live with his uncle, who owns Whispering Pines. The boy feels guilty about the divorce, and his self-esteem is at rock bottom. Grudgingly at first, he accepts his assignment of grooming a puppy for her first show.

Blue Ribbons For Juliet takes young readers behind the scenes of the show ring through the eyes of the experienced show dogs and through apprentice Tristan’s views. Amazingly, Tristan is granted the ability to hear and speak to the dogs for a short time—the time it takes him to understand that he and the English toy spaniel puppy share a similar quest: the search for the “secret” to winning. Juliet must win to keep the ken­nel solvent and ensure its reputation. Tristan must discover his own inner strengths. Together they learn about character, making mistakes, spirit, and heart. Juliet wins her ribbons, and Tristan gains insight about who he really is. Along the way, there is a whole cast of vocal and active canine characters ready to support or defeat them.

This is a wonderful book about winning and values for young people. That it plays against the accurate detail of a dog show ring and kennel enhances its appeal for most juveniles who simply love dogs.

Author Marilyn Lowery owned Juliet and speaks from her heart about a subject she knows well. She is a resident of California.

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