Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic (Hardcover)

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By Mônica Carnesi, Mônica Carnesi (Illustrator)
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What a wonderful story of a very brave dog who became known as “Baltic”. Lost at sea and rescued by a scientific research vessel’s crew, this true story made news around the world. Author and illustrator Monica Carnesi was inspired to write about the story after hearing of it on NPR. A story your children won’t forget and will be cheering for “Baltic”on every page to survive!~Kathie

— From Kathie


On a cold winter day, a curious dog wandered onto a frozen river, and before he knew it he was traveling fast on a sheet of ice. Many people tried to help, but the dog could not be reached. Finally, after two nights and seventy-five miles, the little dog was saved by a ship out in the Baltic Sea.

The gallant rescue of the little dog nicknamed Baltic made international news. Mônica Carnesi's simple text and charming watercolor illustrations convey all the drama of Baltic's journey. His story, with its happy ending, will warm readers' hearts. An author's note and map are included.

About the Author

Mônica Carnesi ( is an artist and librarian, which allows her to combine her love for illustration and passion for children's literature. An NPR story of the dog nicknamed "Baltic" inspired her to share his story with young readers. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mônica now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and her own little dog.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399256660
ISBN-10: 0399256660
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English