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Written by Patricia MacLachlan & illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Published by Chronicle Books
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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What's Barkus About

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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

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
4.0 / 7.0

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
4.75 / 7.0

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

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

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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