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Barkus

Written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Published by Chronicle Books
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4.38
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
$14.99
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6-9
Target Age
56
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's Barkus About

Publisher Summary

Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The accessible text is ideal for even the newest independent reader, while the warm, humorous story and energetic illustrations will appeal to picture book readers as well as advanced readers.

What Kind of Book is Barkus

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

Mom of Boys
Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
Mom of Boys's Rating
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4.0

Barkus is a cute story for a little reader. It has lots of repeated words for someone that is learning to read. It is pretty long though and they may have to read it in sections. Especially cute for those that love dogs.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
Readerly Mom's Rating
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4.75

This is a great book for a new reader who is excited about being able to read on their own! It’s full of great sight words and split into short chapter-like stories, which help to make it feel extra grown-up and impressive. Whether you have an independent reader or a read-aloud listener, the illustrations enhance the whole experience—they are fun, bold, and have a touch of a retro flair.

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Who Wrote Barkus

author
Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is a versatile and prolific author whose titles range from picture books to novels, including the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall. Barkus was inspired by the imagined adventures of her neighbor’s dog. She lives in Massachusetts

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Who Illustrated Barkus

illustrator
Marc Boutavant

Marc Boutavant is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. His work has been featured in The New York Times and the The New Yorker as well as numerous children’s books. He lives in Paris, France.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1452111820
ISBN 13:
9781452111827
Publication Date:
June 6, 2017