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The Last Dogs: Dark Waters Hardcover – June 11, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Last Dogs
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316200123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316200127
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 4-8-In this sci-fi/fantasy tale, almost all humans have left for an unknown place. They have abandoned their pets, suspecting that they have a virus that is deadly to people but not animals. In this sequel to The Vanishing (Little, Brown, 2012), three dogs-Max, Gizmo, and Rocky-have become friends and agree to search for their humans rather than remain in the chaos that now exists. As they struggle to find food and safety and avoid dangerous packs of canines and wolves, they slowly start to learn more about the mysterious virus and the laboratory animals that, through experimentation, can now understand human speech. Gizmo is a feisty yet thoughtful Yorkie; Rocky, a Dachshund, provides comic relief as he dreams of kibbles; and Max is a resourceful and brave Lab. The vicious villains, both human and four-legged, are relentless as they pursue the three companions and also threaten other dogs that befriend the trio on their journey. There is a lot happening in this tale and many loose ends are left dangling, perhaps too many for some readers. However, those who are invested in the saga will look forward to the next adventure. The dogs keep the story fun and interesting with their engaging personalities, and this volume can stand on its own.-Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

In this follow-up to The Vanishing (2012), dog pals Max, Rocky, and Gizmo are still seeking their humans and wondering why they suddenly, mysteriously disappeared. Their eventful search takes them on a riverboat and to a zoo, where they make new allies but also face danger in the form of old enemies. Featuring lively animal characters, including loyal Australian shepherd Boss, alienated elephant Mortimer, and cunning pig Gertrude, this dystopian animal adventure is at once dramatic, suspenseful, and poignant. Though the story line is occasionally far-fetched, the latest in the Last Dogs series will draw in and engage returning readers, who will anticipate the next adventure. Grades 5-8. --Shelle Rosenfeld

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A great book about dogs for dog lovers.
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This series is my 10 year old's favorite book series.
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It was so intense and there were so many details!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lulu bell on January 22, 2014
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This book is full of adventure , saddness and answers to questions from the first book , They add new characters and quests simply,and beautifully CHRISTOPHOR HOLT is my new all time favorite author EVER
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By coolgal on January 5, 2014
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If your a dog lover like me you will love these kinds of books that describe adventure. I have two labs so, it's easy for me to relate with some of their situations
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sam Burch on January 19, 2014
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Great dog book series for this young reader age group. Very clean, great plot and developed characters. Keeps them reading! Highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Markus on November 8, 2013
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My daughter is 11 and in LOVE with these books! She counts down for the next ones and hates waiting in between! Great read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lol girl on June 22, 2013
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I loves all the adventures and all the danger.the wolf's and the bad people are not scary but very mean.whatever I just can't wait for. The next book to come out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Galbaby on January 20, 2014
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This quick-reading book emphasis the qualities of leadership and true friendship. An excellent book for a young person to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on February 17, 2014
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This is book has all sorts of awesome adventures by Rocky, Gizmo, and Max. I liked it because it had action and memorable moments. I think that you should read this book. It should be 8-14 or something. Anyway, that's what I have to say. Ciao!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen on December 17, 2013
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This is a perfect book it made me giggle, smile, and even cry at certain points. I HIGHLY recommend this book. C=
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