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Remy Lai, the award-winning creator of Pie in the Sky makes her middle-grade graphic novel debut, Pawcasso, about the unexpected friendship between the loneliest girl in class and the coolest canine in town.

It's tail-wagging entertaining --Kelly Yang, New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk

Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she's seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for Pawcasso's owner.

Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let "her" dog model for an art class the kids attend. What could go wrong? But what starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows Great Dane-sized when animal control receives complaints about a dog roaming the streets off-leash. With Pawcasso's freedom at stake, is Jo willing to spill the truth and risk her new friendships?

A beautifully drawn and delightful story bursting with art, books, and fun --Maria Scrivan, New York Times bestselling author of Nat Enough and Forget Me Nat

Author: Remy Lai
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 05/25/2021
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.80w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781250774484
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/29/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2021
School Library Journal 05/01/2021 pg. 80
Booklist 06/01/2021 pg. 58
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2021 pg. 117

About the Author
Remy Lai studied fine arts, with a major in painting and drawing. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she writes and draws stories for kids with her two dogs by her side. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Pie in the Sky and Fly on the Wall.

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