Scout is an only dog and sometimes lonely, but he does have some dog friends in his Charleston, SC neighborhood. Whether it’s a pair of Boston Terriers that go missing, a difficult ghost dog bully that needs re-homing, tulip bulbs that must be found, or a cursed carriage mule, it’s up to Scout (and later, NEW PUPPY Benne Wafer) to lead the rescue missions and solve the mysteries. Along the way, he encounters a terrifying boa constrictor, some unkind wharf rats and a chatty possum that’s obsessed with food. Don’t forget to pack your sense of humor and some extra palmetto bugs for these adventures that will take you through Charleston’s city sewers, King Street shopping and to the City Market! And in this volume, Part Four of The Springer Spaniel Mysteries includes the new adventure, The Curse of the Carriage Mule. (Illustrated chapter books for kids 8+)
Cast of Characters
Ike & Clyde
Morris and friends
Praise for the Springer Spaniel Mysteries
Reviews and Press
AKA “The Squished Heads”, episode 1: What happens when a big stomp truck runs over you and squishes your head flat? How will you get a job? Follow Consuela, Lewis, Gertrude and Bryant as they muddle through young adulthood with flat head profiles.
You know – like the ones in the newspaper funny pages. Ever notice how the authors die and will it to their kids so the strip never dies? I would have loved to inherit a syndicated comic strip, or tried out for one to keep it going. Anyway, it’s really, really hard. I’m female, and[…]
And the debate goes on… will we or won’t we have permanent public restrooms at White Point Garden? As the gentleman says in the cartoon (also taking a dig at the oversized tour buses that are collapsing our historic streets and gas lines), “Well, it’s a shame but at least they have bathrooms on those[…]
This cartoon celebrates Charles Wadsworth, artistic director of the Spoleto USA Festival for 30 years. Learn about Mr. Wadsworth here. We have attended many Chamber Music series over the years and still listen to replays on NPR. It’s educational, entertaining and inspiring.
This was a cartoon celebrating the “Turtles on the Town” sculpture exhibits during Spoleto 2007.
#coralreef and #coralreefbleaching are all in the news these days. Here’s a little ditty I wrote and illustrated, collaborating with #CollegeOfCharleston and #NOAA, back in 2008. The assignment: create a character who is a coral planula to educate kids about coral reef pollution and destruction. LINK: Click here. Available in print only. ($12.99) ABOUT: Formatted[…]
It just seems like alligators are everywhere in the Lowcountry. Every man-made neighborhood pond or reflection pool is home to several gators. It’s advisable to not allow dogs to swim in such places. And be careful at dusk in summer. The gators move very quickly and can snatch you as you walk by a[…]
UPDATE: I am leaving the book FREE until May 2. Hi – “Courage of a Vampire” will be a free download for 7 days at Smashwords, iBooks and Nook. It’s still $2.99 at Kindle (Amazon doesn’t allow free books). I hope this doesn’t create any misunderstanding! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/607494 About the book: This is a humorous,[…]
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Suddenly, they heard, “Look! An adorable Springer Spaniel puppy!” The ground shook as several people bounded their way. Scout looked around for an escape. He saw it! A huge sewer drain was wide open. The cover must have been stolen or removed. He had been in there before and could go into the sewer again.
“Run, Benne Wafer! Follow me!” Scout sprinted to the hole in the pavement. Benne panicked. He saw where Scout was going and knew he had to follow him. Still, it would be better to stay with Dad and be patted by all these nice people.
“Do you want some enforcer to turn YOU into a carriage mule?” barked Scout. “We have to stop this craziness or we’ll all be turned into mules! Jump!”
Scout dove into the sewer hole. Benne was scared but he followed. Scout was right. It was up to them to save everyone they knew from being cursed and turned into carriage mules.
The sewer was just as Scout remembered it – dank and dark. But it was cooler than the street surface. Summer was coming fast. Immediately, Benne Wafer landed on top of him. The little bundle smacked Scout on the back.
“Ow!” said Scout. […]