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The Puppy Collection #3: Murphy Helps Out

By: Susan Hughes
Illustrated by: Leanne Franson
  • ISBN 9781443124119, Paperback
  • 96 Pages | Ages 6 to 9
Meet all kinds of puppies in this sweet illustrated series, perfect for newly independent readers!

Maya, Kat, and her new friend Grace are all set to help Aunt Jenn with a new puppy. Murphy is a shy little sheltie pup with lots of energy, so the girls agree to walk him and help him get used to being around people.

While on their walk in the park, the girls find an older cocker spaniel named Tawny that seems to be lost. They manage to reunite Tawny with her owner, but when they later find Tawny wandering the streets once more, the girls wonder if her owner deserves the responsibility of caring for the lovely little dog.

Maya, Kat, and Grace can't agree on what's best for Tawny. Can Murphy help them sort it all out?

Rights Sold

Czech – Albatros, English (Australia) – Scholastic Australia, English (NZ) – Scholastic New Zealand, English (UK) – Scholastic UK, English (US) – Sourcebooks, English (US book clubs) – Scholastic Inc., French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

• Adorable puppies on every cover.
• Character education will appeal to teachers and parents
• Fun puppy stories, complete with black & white interior illustrations of more cute puppies!
• Collectible series books are in high demand with girls of this age group.


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014