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Buddy and Earl

Written by Maureen Fergus • Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published August 01, 2015 | ISBN 9781554987122
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

32 pages | 7.25 in × 8 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Buddy and Earl

Buddy and Earl: Book 1

Maureen Fergus • Carey Sookocheff

Buddy does not know what is in the box that Meredith carries into the living room. But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure.

In this first book in the Buddy and Earl series, a dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits. Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative. Maureen Fergus’s text is witty and understated, and Carey Sookocheff’s art emphasizes both the humor and the warmth of this odd and loveable animal couple.

Coming in 2016 — Buddy and Earl Go Exploring and Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby.

About the Creators

Maureen Fergus

Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega; her picture books include InvisiBill, The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, and the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Winnipeg with her family and her dog, Buddy.

Carey Sookocheff

Carey Sookocheff is the author and illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. She is also the illustrator of the Buddy and Earl series. She lives in Toronto with her family and her dog, Rosie.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Children and Teens, 2016
  • Commended 49th Shelf Favourite Picture Books of the Year, 2015
  • Commended Boston Globe Best Books of 2015 for Kids, 2015
  • Commended A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016
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