Toronto Author Publishes New Children's Book

December 20, 2012   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) "Nipper: The Lonely Dog," a new book by Joan Marie Wright, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Nipper was sad when his old pal, Dusty, moved out of town. He barely ate his meals. He wouldn't play, and he wouldn't go for a walk. His owner was so alarmed that she brought him to the vet. The vet found nothing wrong with Nipper, except that he was lonely and would probably want company.

Missis, his owner, brought different dogs from the shelter, but Nipper just couldn't find a suitable friend. Nipper then decided that if he wanted to have a new playmate, he had to look for it himself. He then set outside through his secret hole-in-the-fence and found a good friend in the most unlikely place.

About the Author

Joan M. Wright is an English-born author and illustrator. She immigrated to Canada in 1952, where she pursued a career in librarianship. Taking early retirement, she resumed a hobby of botanical art and children's book illustration. Her first book, Flo: A Very Special Budgie, was published in 2010. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with two dogs and two budgies.

"Nipper: The Lonely Dog" is a 30-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-1612-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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