Murphy the Mutt was nobody’s dog. Until the day he stole a sip of root beer. Then everybody
In this humorous tale of rumors and misunderstandings, the small-town stray becomes both a villain and a hero in the course of one unusually eventful afternoon. Thirsty, Murphy steals a sip of Ludgie Brown the Vegetable Man’s foamy root beer. When Mr. Brown catches the canine thief, Murphy escapes.
Running through town with a root-beer mustache, Murphy is mistaken for a mad dog. The rumors fly as the townspeople join in the chase, and Murphy’s attempts to save a little girl from drowning almost result in disaster.
Cheer as Murphy becomes a “wanted” dog (in more ways than one) and follow the development and ultimate dispelling of the rumors that plague him.
About the Author
Author, speaker, and education writing consultant, Melissa Forney presents over one hundred writing workshops annually to educators throughout the United States. She makes her home in Deland, Florida.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator James Rice is widely acclaimed as one of the most successful and prolific creators of children’s books today, with over 1.5 million copies of his fifty-plus books in print.
A MEDAL FOR MURPHY
By Melissa W. Forney
Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
ISBN: 9781565548329 pb