The vanishing

by Holt, Christopher, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2012.
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section MG F HOLT 2012 CRAFTON 7/17
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j HOLT CHRISTOPHER
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Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG HOLT Christopher
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile IN TRANSIT
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Summary
When all the humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, begins the search for his family. He knows that if he can just find Madame Curie, a wise, old black Lab, she'll be able to help. Madame had a premonition of astonishing events to come -- she might know where Max's family is.

But Max can't make the journey alone. Joined by friends Rocky and Gizmo, Max sets off to find Madame. Along the way, the trio must face a pack of angry wolves, forage for food in a land where kibble is akin to gold, befriend a house full of cats, and outsmart a gang of subway rats. Ultimately, they'll have to escape from the biggest threat of all: the Corporation, a "perfect" society for dogs and by dogs, where nothing is quite as it seems.

The Last Dogs: The Vanishing is a thrilling adventure and a tale of three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people -- and bring them home.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Each year, golden Labrador Max stays at the vet's kennel while his family is away. But one day neither the vet nor Max's family show up to the kennel, and his poodle pal Madame is missing, too. Eventually, Max escapes his cage, only to be attacked by a vicious wolf but, thankfully, dachshund Rocky, also left behind, saves him. Together the pair set out to find their people, Madame, and answers. Survival means navigating devastated, disconcertingly humanless landscapes to find food and shelter while eluding dangers from wolf packs and subway rats. Their journey leads them to the Corporation, an oppressive dogs-only organization led by the power-mongering Doberman the Chairman, and to escape they must enact a risky plan and recruit other imprisoned dogs. With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches as well as the occasional intense confrontation and some sorrowful, poignant moments this dystopian, dog-centric series opener offers a fast-paced read, evoking elements of Animal Farm. Vividly detailed modern-day settings and diverse animal characters if somewhat breed typed will engage readers, and plenty of mysteries are left unsolved for the sequel.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Holt, Christopher, 1980- Last dogs ; bk. 1.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Labrador retriever -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Labrador retriever -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown,2012.
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Call, Greg.
Language English
Description 371 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780316200059 (hbk.)
0316200050 (hbk.)
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