A Coyote's in the House by Elmore Leonard

By Elmore Leonard

The 1st ever children's e-book from the hot York occasions bestselling grasp of latest fiction:

Buddy's an getting older motion picture star.
Antwan's a rough-and-tumble loner.
And omit Betty, the convey lady, is a princess.

Different in approximately each manner, they percentage something: they're all dogs...at heart.

Though Antwan's the chief of his pack and loves placing within the hills, feasting from Hollywood's chicest rubbish cans, he's too curious a coyote to show down his new good friend Buddy's invitation to determine how the opposite part lives. Convincing his new human family members he's a mysterious pooch named Timmy, Antwan quick turns into a part of the brood.

But as Antwan's famous person rises, Buddy's spirits fall. prior his best to people, blood brother desires to chuck the posh and reside within the wild -- if Antwan will exhibit him how. To cheer up their friend, Antwan and pass over Betty concoct a bold plan, atmosphere off a sequence of uproarious adventures that may educate all of them a couple of new tips approximately friendship, relatives, and life.

Filled with the spot-on discussion and shrewdpermanent plotting that experience made Elmore Leonard most sensible puppy between writers of each breed, A Coyote's in the home unearths the internal lifetime of dogs -- wild and domesticated -- in a clean, humorous story for the younger and the younger at center.

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I want to see what it’s like to live in the wild. ” Antwan said. ” “Look,” Buddy said, standing up now, bigger than this skinny coyote with the pointy ears, Buddy convinced he was every bit as brave, “I can chase what I want and eat what I want, in a dish or on the ground. I’m not taking any more of your smart-aleck insults. ” 32 A Coyote’s in the House It got Antwan thinking, maybe this dog did have the chops to make the switch work. The pack would give Buddy a hard time, see how tough he was, but he’d stand up to ’em and give it back, wouldn’t he?

And kept reading. The mom, her back to the yard, sipped her juice. “Stay here,” Buddy said to Antwan, “while I go see Courtney. ” Cody kept staring at Antwan, squinting his eyes. ” “It’s not a dog,” Courtney said, “it’s a coyote,” but didn’t know what to do about it. Now Buddy came over to her and began touching her with his nose and licking her hand. 40 A Coyote’s in the House Now he looked up at her little girl face with soul in his eyes. As soon as she started petting him he motioned for Antwan to get over here.

One time Cody pushed him in the swimming pool while he was getting a drink of water, Buddy sitting there watching. ” “You dummy,” Buddy said, “that’s where humans go to the bathroom. ” Buddy was helpful, but less friendly and patient as the days went by, starting to call Antwan a dummy and a numbskull when he was slow catching on to a dog’s way of living—most of the things not making sense to him. Antwan was getting all the attention now—from the kids, from Miss Betty, even the maid—and he wondered if maybe Buddy was jealous.

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