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Dogs of the Drowned City #1: The Storm Paperback – April 1, 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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About the Author

Dayna Lorentz has shared her life with many pets of various species, but self-identifies as a dog person (just don’t tell her cat!). She lives in Vermont with her husband, daughter, two rescued pug mixes, and a rescued Maine coon cat. Dogs of the Drowned City is her first series. Visit her online at www.daynalorentz.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 720L (What's this?)
  • Series: Dogs of the Drowned City (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Original edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545276438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545276436
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,026,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book orignally on a whim to read a new and up and coming author. I gave the book to several children to read. All enjoyed the book. I suggest this book for children 10-14.
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Just read The Storm and it was great! The dogs have great personalities and you really get to know and love them. The story moves so fast that I finished it in one day... can't wait for the next book.

Dayna has created a great story with well developed characters that you really feel for. Amazing story with some really suspenseful events. The entire book is a page turner.

Highly recommended for everybody!! Although it is geared for the 10 to 14 age group, it is a good read for us adults looking for a fast moving and action packed story.

Get the entire set because you will want the next book as soon as you finish the first!

Great job Dayna Lorentz... we will be watching for your next series.
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This was a fun book with endearing characters and a good moral message.

The story is told cleverly from a dog's perspective - the dogs pant when they find something funny, they say things like, "I need to bark with you" and "As you can smell..." and recall their many battles with the 'floor sucker' (vacuum cleaner).

Better still are the charming personalities of the main characters and their friendships with each other, especially the noble lead dog, Shep. Shep is an escapee from an underground dog fighting circuit, large and powerful, but with a heart of gold. He does not love violence or conflict and wants nothing more than for his boy to return to him, but is forced by circumstances and his conscience to come to the rescue of a host of other dogs, abandoned like him against the ravages of nature and the predations of a wild dog pack. He keeps on keepin' on, even when his attempts to do right backfire, the other dogs prove ungrateful and annoying, and his best friend turns into a deadly foe. Though a dog, Shep's courage, perseverance, and compassion make him a worthy role model to young readers. I daresay that Shep's faith, movingly portrayed in several spots throughout the book, resonates as a canine mythologizing of the Christian message, and is sure to warm the hearts of all good people.

I don't know what age of reader this book was intended for, but it has some darker themes and a smattering of nasty violence, though none of these seem gratuitous or are played for titillation. Still, caveat emptor if you are buying this for very young children. Also, the cast of characters gets pretty large by the end of the book and it is hard to keep track of who is who. This is a minor complaint, however, and I enjoyed the book a great deal.
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We bought this for our 12 year old daughter when she ran out of Warriors and Guardians of Ga'Hoole books to read. She likes books with animal heroes, and she has enjoyed the Dogs of the Drowned City books so far.
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By Matthew on October 30, 2013
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This book was amazing! I can't wait to read the next books in the series. This book is great for 2 through 6 grade. I'm in 4th grade and I recommended it to everyone in my class boys AND girls. If you love action, adventure, or dogs (a given) then this is the book for you!
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I love this book because in love dog and any book about dogs! I like how Shep didn't follow Zeus to protect his little friends. I also like how Frizzle sacrificed himself to save Callie and the others. There are no words for how I feel of this book. It was just great.
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this book is fabulous,i bought it and the next one and the next one!this series never loses it`s pull and grabs the reader to the very end if you are low on kindle cash and can`t buy the other books in this series then do not buy or you will run to the store or if your a kid like me beg your parent to take you there but be warned this series is awesome!
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My daughter and I read this trilogy together and we both enjoyed it. My daughter is a huge dog lover and really loved this book. It was really cute how the story is told from the dog's point of view. I definitely recommend this book!
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