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The Puppy Collection #8: Nutmeg All Alone

The Puppy Collection #8: Nutmeg All Alone

by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Leanne Franson

ISBN 9781443146524 Paperback
96 Pages | 5.28" x 7.61" | Ages 6 to 8
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The girls help Aunt Jenn care for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy named Nutmeg. They come to play with the puppy, but she always seems so sad. When Nutmeg stops eating altogether, the girls become worried. Aunt Jenn tries to call Nutmeg’s owner but she is out of town. Eventually, they notice that Nutmeg seems to perk up when she sees Marmalade, an elderly cat who is at Tails Up. They suspect that Nutmeg has a cat pal back home whom she is missing. Nutmeg needs to start eating. Can Marmalade help? Or is there another solution?


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016

Rights Sold

  • Czech - Albatros
  • 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.


Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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