By Elmore Leonard
The 1st ever children's publication from the hot York occasions bestselling grasp of up to date fiction:
Buddy's an getting older motion picture star.
Antwan's a rough-and-tumble loner.
And pass over Betty, the exhibit woman, is a princess.
Different in approximately each manner, they percentage something: they're all dogs...at heart.
Though Antwan's the chief of his pack and loves placing within the hills, feasting from Hollywood's chicest rubbish cans, he's too curious a coyote to show down his new good friend Buddy's invitation to work out how the opposite part lives. Convincing his new human relatives he's a mysterious pooch named Timmy, Antwan speedy turns into a part of the brood.
But as Antwan's celebrity rises, Buddy's spirits fall. previous his major to people, blood brother desires to chuck the luxurious and dwell within the wild -- if Antwan will exhibit him how. To cheer up their good friend, Antwan and pass over Betty concoct a bold plan, environment off a series of uproarious adventures that may train all of them a couple of new methods approximately friendship, relations, and life.
Filled with the spot-on discussion and shrewdpermanent plotting that experience made Elmore Leonard most sensible puppy between writers of each breed, A Coyote's in the home unearths the internal lifetime of canine -- wild and domesticated -- in a clean, humorous story for the younger and the younger at center.
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Forget it,” Buddy said. ” He began nuzzling Antwan— Antwan making a face—and licking him, and now Buddy was making a face. Pretty soon Courtney was reaching out to Antwan. Her hand touched his shoulder, Antwan’s tail shot out, and Buddy said, “Listen to me, wild man,” growling the words, “you’re a little doggy that wants to be petted. ” Watching him Buddy said, “Yeah, that’s good. ” Cody stood with his toes curled over the edge of the diving board. ” “It is too,” Courtney said. ” “She will, she saw the movie where I do it.
Buddy, waiting for him in the yard, watched Antwan jump the fence and come across the lawn, a dog collar hanging from his mouth. “Let’s go inside,” Buddy said. He led the way through the dog door and into the kitchen. Antwan dropped the collar on the ﬂoor. ” “The kids. The mom and dad fall asleep watching TV. Tonight it’s Saturday Night Live. ” 37 Elmore Leonard Antwan went over and stuck his nose in the dish, catching Miss Betty’s scent but not much taste to it as he began to eat. Buddy now was looking at the license tag attached to the collar lying on the ﬂoor.
He thought of giving her a howl, but Buddy had told him, “No howling. ” The mom looked up from the Book Review section. ” and kept reading. The mom, her back to the yard, sipped her juice. “Stay here,” Buddy said to Antwan, “while I go see Courtney. ” Cody kept staring at Antwan, squinting his eyes. ” “It’s not a dog,” Courtney said, “it’s a coyote,” but didn’t know what to do about it. Now Buddy came over to her and began touching her with his nose and licking her hand. 40 A Coyote’s in the House Now he looked up at her little girl face with soul in his eyes.
A Coyote's in the House by Elmore Leonard