Smells Like Dog--hardcover (signed copy)
Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery.
Why would his uncle call this clumsy dog his "most treasured possession?" And why did he put a gold coin on the dog's collar?
And who will continue Uncle Drake's quest-to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world?
Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world
where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner. Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined. . .
Praise for Smells Like Dog…
"Smells Like Dog is a fantastic tale in every good sense of the word. Homer's wild pursuit of his destiny is both exhilarating and soulful. Like his faithful (and talented) hound, he refuses to take no for an answer.
Homer W. Pudding: my kind of hero."
-Rebecca Stead, author of First Light and When You Reach me
"If you ever wished you could find a treasure map, if you ever checked the walls of your house for hidden passages, if you ever had a dream that no one else understood, then you will love SMELLS LIKE DOG. Full of fantastic characters (eccentric adventurers, sinister and surprising villains, and one droopy but very special dog), delightful humor, and wonderful adventures, this book is a treasure. Every page made me smile."
-Sarah Beth Durst, author of Into the Wild and Out of the Wild