Beloved local children's author Sylvia McNicoll joins us in person at the library to talk about her latest book, "What the Dog Knows," and much more. Come hear about Sylvia's lively adventures (and misadventures) with her canine friends that inspired this novel—written from the dog's point of view!
About What the Dog Knows
It's Naomi's worst summer ever. Her dog, Diesel, died. Dad lost his job. Mom and Dad split up. The family is broke, and Naomi is stuck babysitting when she planned to take swimming lessons. Then Naomi''s sometime-friend Morgan convinces her to jump off a dock. On July 1 at precisely 4:30, when Naomi drowns, destiny shifts.
Naomi awakes a week earlier to Diesel talking to her. Through his canine counsel, he wants to show her how to fix things. "I can save you," he barks. But no matter how often Naomi resets her watch, the time and date keep flipping back to July 1 at 4:30, which makes her wonder: Is my time running out?
Burlington-based author Sylvia McNicoll has written over forty internationally published novels for young audiences, including the "Great Mistake Mystery" series and the award-winning novel "Body Swap." In 2021, she co-edited "Writing the Rollercoaster: Stories of Riding Out the Pandemic" with Lynda Simmons. Her latest book, "What the Dog Knows," was inspired by her own experiences and is a tribute to the many dogs she's loved.
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