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Black Dog & Leventhal Black Dog & Leventhal aims to bring you the best of illustrated nonfiction books. One of the finest compliments we ever received was one from a gentleman who was browsing through our books at a book show a few years ago.

He said, “I don’t have to have any of your books, but I sure want a lot of them.”

Whether you’re talking about The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, The Elements, The Annotated Godfather, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, Country Wisdom and Know-How, A Child’s Introduction to the Ballet, or The Louvre: All the Paintings, Black Dog & Leventhal books represent hours of reading and visual pleasure for

He said, “I don’t have to have any of your books, but I sure want a lot of them.”

Whether you’re talking about The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, The Elements, The Annotated Godfather, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, Country Wisdom and Know-How, A Child’s Introduction to the Ballet, or The Louvre: All the Paintings, Black Dog & Leventhal books represent hours of reading and visual pleasure for

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Celebrate! Happy #bookbirthday to #SarahFoster; her book #STEM Like a Girl is on sale today.  With fun DIY #Stemeducatio...
09/14/2021

Celebrate! Happy #bookbirthday to #SarahFoster; her book #STEM Like a Girl is on sale today. With fun DIY #Stemeducation projects like Fizzy Flowers and 14 more, this fully illustrated book for ages 8-10 inspires, instills confidence.

STEM Like a Girl #girlpower #empowerment #elementaryeducation

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Celebrate! Happy #bookbirthday to #SarahFoster; her book #STEM Like a Girl is on sale today. With fun DIY #Stemeducation projects like Fizzy Flowers and 14 more, this fully illustrated book for ages 8-10 inspires, instills confidence.

STEM Like a Girl #girlpower #empowerment #elementaryeducation

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Get ready for family game night!  Learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classi...
09/12/2021

Get ready for family game night! Learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classic card games, including rules and strategies.
#WillRoya #Playingcarddecks

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/will-roya/card-night/9780762473519/

Get ready for family game night! Learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em with Card Night, a collection of 52 classic card games, including rules and strategies.
#WillRoya #Playingcarddecks

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/will-roya/card-night/9780762473519/

Updated today! The #Presidents Fact Book makes a perfect companion; capsule portraits from Washington through Biden, now...
09/07/2021

Updated today! The #Presidents Fact Book makes a perfect companion; capsule portraits from Washington through Biden, now including Trump’s eventful term, Joe Biden’s path to the presidency, and the election of Kamala Harris, our 1st female, black VP.

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Updated today! The #Presidents Fact Book makes a perfect companion; capsule portraits from Washington through Biden, now including Trump’s eventful term, Joe Biden’s path to the presidency, and the election of Kamala Harris, our 1st female, black VP.

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Excited about all our forthcoming books!  Look out for this kid-friendly guide to how democracy works, from @ThatBenShee...
09/01/2021

Excited about all our forthcoming books! Look out for this kid-friendly guide to how democracy works, from @ThatBenSheehan on sale 9/28. With a keen clever voice and helpful illustrations, What Does the Constitution Say? explains so much for all ages.

#Linkinbio #book #BenSheehan #whatdoestheconstittutionsay #constitution #USConstitution #government #civics #civicsteacher #socialstudiesteacher #elementaryschoolteacher

Excited about all our forthcoming books! Look out for this kid-friendly guide to how democracy works, from @ThatBenSheehan on sale 9/28. With a keen clever voice and helpful illustrations, What Does the Constitution Say? explains so much for all ages.

#Linkinbio #book #BenSheehan #whatdoestheconstittutionsay #constitution #USConstitution #government #civics #civicsteacher #socialstudiesteacher #elementaryschoolteacher

She's the future of STEM: meet 35 girls from different backgrounds who share their inspiring stories and their love of S...
08/27/2021

She's the future of STEM: meet 35 girls from different backgrounds who share their inspiring stories and their love of STEM with 15 hands-on STEM activities to try at home! #STEMLikeaGirl by Sarah Foster - on sale 9/14!
STEM Like a Girl

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She's the future of STEM: meet 35 girls from different backgrounds who share their inspiring stories and their love of STEM with 15 hands-on STEM activities to try at home! #STEMLikeaGirl by Sarah Foster - on sale 9/14!
STEM Like a Girl

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Meet Willow: she's our resident book expert.  She can't take her eyes off  TREAT TOO!, the new book by #photographer #Ch...
08/26/2021

Meet Willow: she's our resident book expert. She can't take her eyes off TREAT TOO!, the new book by #photographer #ChristianVieler of Vieler Photography. What's better than one dog? Two dogs! Well, Willow agrees, esp. on #nationaldogday

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Meet Willow: she's our resident book expert. She can't take her eyes off TREAT TOO!, the new book by #photographer #ChristianVieler of Vieler Photography. What's better than one dog? Two dogs! Well, Willow agrees, esp. on #nationaldogday

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Card Night + our favorite #Shakespeare themed card deck: playing with the figures from the #WaroftheRoses and the histor...
08/24/2021

Card Night + our favorite #Shakespeare themed card deck: playing with the figures from the #WaroftheRoses and the history plays is still our idea of superb.

Thanks, Playingcarddecks.com for inspiring not one, not two, but 52 games.

#cardgames

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/will-roya/card-night/9780762473519/

Card Night + our favorite #Shakespeare themed card deck: playing with the figures from the #WaroftheRoses and the history plays is still our idea of superb.

Thanks, Playingcarddecks.com for inspiring not one, not two, but 52 games.

#cardgames

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/will-roya/card-night/9780762473519/

🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler of @vielerphotography on the publication of his...
08/24/2021

🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler of @vielerphotography on the publication of his paws-itively delightful new book, #TreatToo. Featuring dual portraits of adorable dogs & puppies at snack time, Treat Too! is perfect for all animal lovers.

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🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler of @vielerphotography on the publication of his paws-itively delightful new book, #TreatToo. Featuring dual portraits of adorable dogs & puppies at snack time, Treat Too! is perfect for all animal lovers.

http://ow.ly/lNV550FVQw0

🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler on the publication of his paws-itively delightf...
08/24/2021

🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler on the publication of his paws-itively delightful new book, #TreatToo. Featuring dual portraits of adorable dogs & puppies at snack time, Treat Too! is perfect for all doglovers.
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🐶Two Tails are Better than One!🐶 Happy #bookbirthday to #ChristianVieler on the publication of his paws-itively delightful new book, #TreatToo. Featuring dual portraits of adorable dogs & puppies at snack time, Treat Too! is perfect for all doglovers.
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Tonight's a rare #bluemoon ... wonder if we'll see much here in the northeast.  We ♥️ exploring the Night Sky! http://ow...
08/22/2021

Tonight's a rare #bluemoon ... wonder if we'll see much here in the northeast. We ♥️ exploring the Night Sky!

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Tonight's a rare #bluemoon ... wonder if we'll see much here in the northeast. We ♥️ exploring the Night Sky!

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With a new Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola -- now available for preorder wherever you shop for books: The Annotated God...
08/22/2021

With a new Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola -- now available for preorder wherever you shop for books: The Annotated Godfather 50th Anniversary Edition with the Complete Screenplay, Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts
coming 9/21

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With a new Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola -- now available for preorder wherever you shop for books: The Annotated Godfather 50th Anniversary Edition with the Complete Screenplay, Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts
coming 9/21

http://ow.ly/MAmG50FVy6F

Going back to basics including weather proofing home, garden and your pantry.  Weather the storm and sustain your self-s...
08/21/2021

Going back to basics including weather proofing home, garden and your pantry. Weather the storm and sustain your self-sufficiency, all!

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Going back to basics including weather proofing home, garden and your pantry. Weather the storm and sustain your self-sufficiency, all!

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The dog days of summer are officially over and yet, we cannot wait for the ulti-mutt collection coming in a week: Christ...
08/17/2021

The dog days of summer are officially over and yet, we cannot wait for the ulti-mutt collection coming in a week: Christian Vieler's Treat Too! coming 8/24. It's giving us an attack of the cutes.

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/christian-vieler/treat-too/9780762472383/

The dog days of summer are officially over and yet, we cannot wait for the ulti-mutt collection coming in a week: Christian Vieler's Treat Too! coming 8/24. It's giving us an attack of the cutes.

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/christian-vieler/treat-too/9780762472383/

The #GetReadyforSchool series is perfect for vacation, go-anywhere, empower every kid activities.  With grade appropriat...
08/15/2021

The #GetReadyforSchool series is perfect for vacation, go-anywhere, empower every kid activities. With grade appropriate workbooks for Pre-K to 2nd Grade levels, these are fun for on-the-go adventures.

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The #GetReadyforSchool series is perfect for vacation, go-anywhere, empower every kid activities. With grade appropriate workbooks for Pre-K to 2nd Grade levels, these are fun for on-the-go adventures.

http://ow.ly/jRom50FR9w9

Weekend Vibes:  the world is my #Ocean!  Explore#Mapsoftheworld's #Oceans  An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas a...
08/06/2021

Weekend Vibes: the world is my #Ocean! Explore

#Mapsoftheworld's #Oceans An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live There
by Enrico Lavagno
Illustrated by Angelo Mojetta

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Weekend Vibes: the world is my #Ocean! Explore

#Mapsoftheworld's #Oceans An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live There
by Enrico Lavagno
Illustrated by Angelo Mojetta

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Weekend Vibes:  my beach towel is my world.  Have fun everyone!#Mapsoftheworld  An Illustrated Children's Atlas of Adven...
08/06/2021

Weekend Vibes: my beach towel is my world. Have fun everyone!

#Mapsoftheworld An Illustrated Children's Atlas of Adventure, Culture, and Discovery
by Enrico Lavagno
Illustrated by Sacco Vallarino

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Weekend Vibes: my beach towel is my world. Have fun everyone!

#Mapsoftheworld An Illustrated Children's Atlas of Adventure, Culture, and Discovery
by Enrico Lavagno
Illustrated by Sacco Vallarino

http://ow.ly/14wa50FM4Uf

This is so exciting.  Thank you to Laura Bliss and Bloomberg CityLab
08/05/2021

This is so exciting. Thank you to Laura Bliss and Bloomberg CityLab

We're thrilled to announce that The Quarantine Atlas — a book inspired by homemade maps from CityLab readers during the Covid-19 pandemic — will be published by Black Dog & Leventhal

It's now available to preorder and will be published April 5, 2022: https://bit.ly/3iqAJi5

A socially distant #NationalSistersDay to all.  How do we feel being so close, and yet so far?  A little miffed... Artwo...
08/01/2021

A socially distant #NationalSistersDay to all. How do we feel being so close, and yet so far? A little miffed...

Artwork from #Mythology the 75th Anniversary edition, created by the remarkable @jimmy.tierney.5

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A socially distant #NationalSistersDay to all. How do we feel being so close, and yet so far? A little miffed...

Artwork from #Mythology the 75th Anniversary edition, created by the remarkable @jimmy.tierney.5

http://ow.ly/yZ2050FI1mG

⏰24hrs left - enter for a chance to Win! ⏰ Still celebrating the Summer Olympics with a super middle grade reader #book ...
07/31/2021

⏰24hrs left - enter for a chance to Win! ⏰ Still celebrating the Summer Olympics with a super middle grade reader #book #giveaway! 🏅⚽🏐👟🏊‍♀️
Aileen Weintraub#WeGotGame
Jennifer Swanson Books #SecretScienceofSport

US/Can only; 18+ yrs. Terms And conditions

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⏰24hrs left - enter for a chance to Win! ⏰ Still celebrating the Summer Olympics with a super middle grade reader #book #giveaway! 🏅⚽🏐👟🏊‍♀️
Aileen Weintraub#WeGotGame
Jennifer Swanson Books #SecretScienceofSport

US/Can only; 18+ yrs. Terms And conditions

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Coming 9/14 from STEM Like a Girl 's Sarah Foster:"STEM Like a Girl is a complete success in explaining how failure can ...
07/29/2021

Coming 9/14 from STEM Like a Girl 's Sarah Foster:

"STEM Like a Girl is a complete success in explaining how failure can be an important part of improving critical thinking while bringing fun, hands-on activities to life."
— Kimberly Kowal Arcand, Ph.D., Visualization scientist & Emerging tech lead for #NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, & co-author Light

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Coming 9/14 from STEM Like a Girl 's Sarah Foster:

"STEM Like a Girl is a complete success in explaining how failure can be an important part of improving critical thinking while bringing fun, hands-on activities to life."
— Kimberly Kowal Arcand, Ph.D., Visualization scientist & Emerging tech lead for #NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, & co-author Light

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⚡Simple, elegant, and filled with muses: we're still in love with Classical #Mythology A-to-Z - An Encyclopedia of Gods ...
07/27/2021

⚡Simple, elegant, and filled with muses: we're still in love with Classical #Mythology A-to-Z - An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places. Gorgeously illustrated throughout by @jimmyct - super fun. ⚡

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⚡Simple, elegant, and filled with muses: we're still in love with Classical #Mythology A-to-Z - An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places. Gorgeously illustrated throughout by @jimmyct - super fun. ⚡

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Why bring The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book to a mystery summer weekend away?☑️Anagrams & cryptograms✅Logic, word & mathemat...
07/25/2021

Why bring The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book to a mystery summer weekend away?
☑️Anagrams & cryptograms
✅Logic, word & mathematical puzzles
☑️Map puzzles
✅Visual puzzles
☑️Brainteasers
✅Hidden messages ... And more (answers are provided in the back)!

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/sinclair-mckay/the-scotland-yard-puzzle-book/9780762498253/

Why bring The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book to a mystery summer weekend away?
☑️Anagrams & cryptograms
✅Logic, word & mathematical puzzles
☑️Map puzzles
✅Visual puzzles
☑️Brainteasers
✅Hidden messages ... And more (answers are provided in the back)!

https://www.blackdogandleventhal.com/titles/sinclair-mckay/the-scotland-yard-puzzle-book/9780762498253/

Look! Gina Schock's book, Made in Hollywood, featured by the fabulous team at uDiscover:"Posters, photographs, Polaroids...
07/24/2021

Look! Gina Schock's book, Made in Hollywood, featured by the fabulous team at uDiscover:
"Posters, photographs, Polaroids, and other memorabilia from her archives, Made In Hollywood also includes stories from each member of the Go Go's along with other cultural luminaries like Kate Pierson, Jodie Foster, Dave Stewart, Martha Quinn, and Paul Reubens. With a style as bold and distinctive as any Go-Go’s album, Made In Hollywood is the perfect tribute to one of the world’s most beloved groups."

Show the love and read more including this feature at the #linkinbio

#Ginaschock #gogos #rockandrollhalloffame #rockandroll #musichistory #womeninmusic #beautyandthebeat #book #preorder #booklove #photographybook #memorabilia #allaccess

Look! Gina Schock's book, Made in Hollywood, featured by the fabulous team at uDiscover:
"Posters, photographs, Polaroids, and other memorabilia from her archives, Made In Hollywood also includes stories from each member of the Go Go's along with other cultural luminaries like Kate Pierson, Jodie Foster, Dave Stewart, Martha Quinn, and Paul Reubens. With a style as bold and distinctive as any Go-Go’s album, Made In Hollywood is the perfect tribute to one of the world’s most beloved groups."

Show the love and read more including this feature at the #linkinbio

#Ginaschock #gogos #rockandrollhalloffame #rockandroll #musichistory #womeninmusic #beautyandthebeat #book #preorder #booklove #photographybook #memorabilia #allaccess

Enter for a chance to Win!  We're celebrating the Summer Olympics  Opening Ceremony with a super middle grade reader #bo...
07/23/2021

Enter for a chance to Win! We're celebrating the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony with a super middle grade reader #book #giveaway!
@AileenWeintraub #WeGotGame
@JenSwanBooks #SecretScienceofSport

US/Can only; 18+ yrs. Terms And conditions

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Enter for a chance to Win! We're celebrating the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony with a super middle grade reader #book #giveaway!
@AileenWeintraub #WeGotGame
@JenSwanBooks #SecretScienceofSport

US/Can only; 18+ yrs. Terms And conditions

http://ow.ly/n1QQ50FBxTD

Did you while away summer weekends playing cards? Such memories.  Build new ones, and take that fun right through all 52...
07/22/2021

Did you while away summer weekends playing cards? Such memories. Build new ones, and take that fun right through all 52 weeks of the year with Card Night, filled with step-by-step play instructions, illustrations & anecdotes. ♣️♥️♠️♦️
Playingcarddecks.com

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Did you while away summer weekends playing cards? Such memories. Build new ones, and take that fun right through all 52 weeks of the year with Card Night, filled with step-by-step play instructions, illustrations & anecdotes. ♣️♥️♠️♦️
Playingcarddecks.com

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Wishing a #STEM-tacular book birthday to @JenSwanBooks - her marvelous new book, The Secret Science of Sports, is offici...
07/20/2021

Wishing a #STEM-tacular book birthday to @JenSwanBooks - her marvelous new book, The Secret Science of Sports, is officially on sale today!

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Wishing a #STEM-tacular book birthday to @JenSwanBooks - her marvelous new book, The Secret Science of Sports, is officially on sale today!

http://ow.ly/j9Lb50FzWWt

Tuning in to the #AllStarGame? Turn group viewing into a #STEM conversation with your young readers , exploring the scie...
07/13/2021

Tuning in to the #AllStarGame? Turn group viewing into a #STEM conversation with your young readers , exploring the science, engineering and mathematics behind #baseball play with #SecretScienceofSports concepts.

Jennifer Swanson Books new title, The Secret Science of Sports, on sale 7/20

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Tuning in to the #AllStarGame? Turn group viewing into a #STEM conversation with your young readers , exploring the science, engineering and mathematics behind #baseball play with #SecretScienceofSports concepts.

Jennifer Swanson Books new title, The Secret Science of Sports, on sale 7/20

http://ow.ly/Mw1n50FvfvN

It's publication day - game night on!  Card Night by Will Roya @PlayingCardDeck is on sale today. Shuffle and share 52 g...
07/13/2021

It's publication day - game night on! Card Night by Will Roya @PlayingCardDeck is on sale today. Shuffle and share 52 games with your friends, family, house-mates, and make it a classic.

Illustrated throughout by @jasonpcarne
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It's publication day - game night on! Card Night by Will Roya @PlayingCardDeck is on sale today. Shuffle and share 52 games with your friends, family, house-mates, and make it a classic.

Illustrated throughout by @jasonpcarne
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My daughter received this knitted Dachshund kit for Christmas a year ago. She doesn’t knit so it was passed on to me. I am crafty. I can crochet and knit and sew. I have to say that this kit was the most unrealistic and frustrating project I have ever taken on. The needles were the size of toothpicks, the yarn was poor quality. The pattern was confusing and the assembly instructions were next to non existent. I could have free knitted a Dachshund easier than what this kit provided. The box boasts completion in a few evenings. I could have made an afghan in the time I spent completing this project. My only motivation to completing it was my grand daughter’s one year birthday this Friday.
I recent bought a book of yours, The Louvre, all the paintings. It was excellent. I did not see a piece of art that I saw there when I was in the service 47 years ago. I'm wondering if it may still be there even if it isn't considered a "permenate" piece. I purchased the book because I don't know the artist or the name of the piece. The reason I ask this is because I also saw a painting of I believe Napolean with 20 or more of his family in it. Both pieces were at least 15 feet tall and 18 feet wide. Could the piece I'm looking for still be there and just isn't classified Permenate? It was of a old man with thinning white hair, hanging on to one lone limb on the face of a cliff. He's wearing a long night shirt and is looking down over his left shoulder in pure terror. As you scan down you see the tattered night shirt and there she is; a small child hang onto his leg looking up at him. I am now 70 years old and have a opportunity to fullfill my "Bucket list" and go back and see this one more time after 47 years. I read that Lessing completed photographing the works in 1979. If this piece was removed I'm surmmizing it was done circa 1973/1979. If someone could direct me as to finding a list of the pieces removed I would be very grateful. Thank you! [email protected] Patsy Rungi
Conspicuously absent from this book is 1989’s Central Park Jogger case.
You sent this book to the right house. Thank you. From Tank, Tucker & tiny Charlie ❤️🐾❤️🐾📚📚
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Hello all my friends, it has been way to long since I posted about my adventures. I have definitely been missing all my fans. I couldn't get a certain somebody out of his bed for days since we got back from nationals. I kept hearing one excuse after another.( but it's raining out, it's perfect for sleeping. It's too bright out, my eyes hurt. I don't feel good, Come on, 5 more minutes, I promise.) Yes your gonna write that. Don't give me those sad dragon eyes Fred. You have been lazy long enough, and I need to explain to my fans why I have been MIA. So, could you please just type what I say. Not everything I say, stop that! Now your just being mean. Fred come on, I am trying to explain why my friends haven't heard from me, your making this impossible. Fine, you want to give me a hard time about what I'm saying, then I'll just sit back and let you tell everyone why they haven't got their daily dose of this awesomeness in almost 2 weeks. Go on, tell them. Tell my fans why they were deprived of me for so long. Their waiting..... Are you sure Broski? I mean you tell all the stories way better than me, I could just let you tell them. Nope, sorry little dude. This one is all you. I didn't cause this mess. I was all about keeping my fans posted, giving them all this awesome. Your the one who was too tired to roll out of bed to type, so guess what? You get to explain yourself. OK fine, I'll tell them, but not because your making me, but because I want to. OK back up give me some room. This master typist needs some space to work my typing magic. Eh em..... Hello friends of the Bro, Fred here to explain what happened to Broski these past few days. To better explain what happened, I have to take you back, all the way back to our last post.( it's OK to say ours right bro? I mean you may be the star and all, but I help you out a lot, so it's not out of line to say our right Bro? Well, I'm just going to say our and move on.) Our last post we were headed all the way out to nationals, but you probably already knew that. We did get back that Friday, you probably assumed that. But what you didn't know was what happened inbetween all that, no worries, that's what I am here for. To explain what happened. Your supposed to tell them why I haven't posted Fred! I'm getting there hold on to your paws, who is telling the story, you or me? I am so let me tell it. Anyway.... See right before Bro headed out to Nationals, he packed up his last bag and put it by the door. I wasn't sure what was happening. It looked like Bro was packing up and leaving me for good. I know I'm not the best room mate. I snore in my sleep and I have a tendency to sneeze and almost burn the house down at least once a day. I'm loud and I stomp my feet when I walk, and I leave all my shedding scales all around the house. I mean that one shouldn't be to big of a deal, after all, you leave your hair everywhere, just flying around the house, so what's a few scales. Fred! Off topic are we? Nope, it's all apart of the story. You said for me to tell them, so let me tell them. OK where was I before I got rudely interrupted by my bestie. Oh yeah, so I thought the bro was going to just up and move and leave me behind. With the number of bags being loaded in the truck, I was just sure of it. I wasn't going to let that happen. So I took it upon myself to sneak into one of the bags before it was loaded up. It was a good thing I managed to find a comfy spot in the cooler bag, it turned out to be a longer ride than I was expecting, if I didn't happen to hide conveniently with all the food, I might have starved to death. So there I was, the stow away, doing everything I could to be undetectable. When the truck finally came to a stop and the voice from the talking black box said you have reached your destination. Well finally, I almost died from boredom in there. I quickly unzipped the cooler and made my way into the backpack the human is always carrying around. I just made it inside in time and closed the bag up without being noticed. I was so proud of myself. Broski was not gonna ditch me. Nope, no way. I'm not that easy to get rid of. Once I felt the bounce of the backpack get into a rhythm, I knew they were making moves. In a few seconds, the inside of the backpack got really loud. It sounded like a party was going on out there and I wasn't even invited. That can't be , everyone calls me the party king. If there's a party to be found, I'll be creeping around, I just have to take a peek. I popped my head out of the backpack and took a look around, you know to get a sense of the room. Just as my eyes started to adjust from darkness to the most unflattering florescent lighting, the back pack suddenly drops to the floor and I come tumbling out halfway across the room. I was exposed! Caught dead center in the middle of a dog show ring. I froze. What was this dragon supposed to do? I was surrounded by all these huge beautiful Akitas. Each primped and fluffed to look their best. They were all so pretty, but they were not like my broski. Instead of trying to be my friend, they all stood their licking their chops. I was food! Oh no, how am I going to get out of this whole?I was so scared I was going to be missing a few chunks I almost peed a little. You know these Akitas are certainly nimble and fast on their feet. I looked for a opening and a means to make a great escape. None to be found. They were all closing in on me. Surrounding me like sharks around a wounded fish. They all worked together. When I was distracted by the one in front of me, I would feel a hot shot of breath on my tail from behind as another one would try to dive in for a bite. Hey stop that! I would scream out. They responded with oh come on I never had dragon before. Just one taste! A variety of protein never heard nobody. No you cannot eat me! I am a friend not food. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted broski walking into the show ring. Yeah I'm saved. I started to run towards him. I knew he would tell all these Akitas I am his bestie and I'll be saved. Broski, over here! I screamed out as I ran towards him. He wasn't saying anything, he just stood there with his mouth wide open. Broski, it's Fred! Now's not the time for games or explanations, tell all these Akitas I am your friend and they can't eat me. I said as I ran towards him as fast as I could trying to stay alive. I got within two inches of him, when Brakes! I had to put my wings out to help stop me before I ran right into the mouth of the broski doppelganger. Wait what! Your not broski, I said as I used my claws for hooks to stop my momentum. The big guy didn't say a word, he just went in for a bite. I high tailed it right out of there, I almost forgot I have wings and have been practicing how to use them to get air. I gave a few good whole hearted flaps and before I knew it, I was high above the ring and turning all the four leggers into two leggers. All the Akitas stood tall, trying to jump as high as they could to try and get a taste. I flew left and right and did a barrel roll all in hopes of shaking the curly tailed mob below, all trying to sink their teeth in me. Then I spot it, my back! I flapped as hard as I could. I knew if I could just make it inside and zip it up I'll be safe. Eyes locked on target, I plunged through the air cutting the breeze like cheese. I knew I got this. I flew with all my might and nosed dived it right into my comfy traveling cave. I was safe. And not a moment to soon either. I quickly zipped it up and hid deep in the bottom of the bag as I was bum rushed by Akitas all trying to get a taste. All trying to paw and push the backpack open with with noses. It felt like an earthquake, I was shaking around so much. Just then the backpack stopped moving and a light began to appear. Something was opening the bag. I peeked to see a wet black nose begin to sniff around. Oh no, they found me. I better hide real good. I found a spot in the corner of the bag and prepared to hunker down for the long haul. The nose could still be heard but not seen. They were still out there. Then like lightning striking, I remembered I have a cool power. I can make myself smell like lettuce. Thats my dog repellent. Every dog absolutely hates lettuce. They immediately pick it off their burgers and spit it out. He will take one whiff of my pungent smell and take off running. So I closed my eyes, and counted backwards while rubbing my tummy and hopping on one foot to activate my scent glands. Yep it's working. As I began to release the smell of fresh crisp lettuce, The nose got a whiff and took off screaming there is lettuce in that bag to warn the others. I stayed hidden in that backpack all week, unable to move, unable to sleep in fear the unknown bears will return. It was torture I tell you. I was even to scared to call out for my friend in fear his evil twin would hear me. Finally, the backpack was loaded into the truck and we were on our way back. I was safe now. But now I was completely exhausted, I'm still a young dragon you know. Using any dragon power takes up so much energy, plus being so scared I was going to be lunch didn't help save much power either. My eyes started to close and I was falling into hibernation. I couldn't stop it my battery was on 1% and failing. I had to recharge. So there I lay, in the back pack all the way home, silent in hibernation. No-one even knew I was on the trip until we got home and broski started to unpack. To his surprise, there I was. Curled up in a tiny ball passed out and only a quarter of the way charged up. In case you didn't know us dragons take a long time to gain full power again, thus the reason for the wait. See broski I told you I would tell them. Yeah in the longest way possible, silly Fred. Well you can thank yourself for that. I learned my story telling skills from you. But wait their is more. There is Fred? Yup, there is. You see I feel just awful. My stow away trip denied all your loyal fans, me. Excuse me, did I just say that? I mean denied your loyal fans your daily awesome, I just have to make it up to them. Oh really how's that Fred? EASY Broskitator, I am going to extend the deadline for pre-sales of your first book Awesomeness. I know we didn't get to promote your wonderful cause while I was having a 24/7 panic attack. So I'm going to give all your fans an extra week to place their pre order for awesomeness. I mean I denied them enough. They really bed to read our book. I mean yours there I go again. It's your book I just happened to write. Oh and I can't forget to mention this is a fundraiser. That's right the bro loves helping others so much he is donating proceeds to JoAnn Dimon and Big East Akita Rescue. We are asking for $30 for the book so we can make a large Christmas donation to Bear. So have a uncontrollable laughter fit and donate to help more bears like my bro here. Don't believe me that this book is the bees knees, the whole cookie, the icing on the cake, the perfect thanksgiving turkey. Well why would you, I'm kinda biased. I live with the author you know. You should ask the winner of the first copy of awesomeness Kathy Pack herself. She will tell you it's all its cracked up to be and more. So follow the link and order a copy today. See I told them Broski Ross. You sure did Fred, you sure did. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JBHBNGVCGBGR6