Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko

On August 23, I interviewed both Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko about their book DOGTOWN, a new Middle Grade novel that debuted today, September 19, 2023.

Dogtown coverDogtown is a shelter for stray dogs, misbehaving dogs, and discarded robot dogs, whose owners have outgrown them.

Chance, a real dog, has been in Dogtown since her owners unwittingly left her with irresponsible dog-sitters who skipped town.

Metal Head is a robot dog who dreams of being back in a real home.

And Mouse is a mouse who has the run of Dogtown, pilfering kibble, and performing clever feats to protect the dogs he loves.

When Chance and Metal Head embark on an adventure to find their forever homes, there is danger, cheese sandwiches, a charging station, and some unexpected kindnesses along the way.

Dogtown cover

Order DOGTOWN from the publisher (or at any of the above linked bookstores Gennifer mentioned)


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