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[The Great Poochini]

The Great Poochini

Written and illustrated by Gary Clement

  • 1999 Governor General's Award Winner

By day Signor Poochini is a dog, lying peacefully in his master’s living room and listening to music. But by night he is the Great Poochini, the most acclaimed singer in all opera — dog opera that is. One evening, when Poochini is ready to leave home and the opera hall is filling with dogs excitedly awaiting his performance, Poochini’s master leaves the window locked, and Poochini cannot get out. He is in despair, until suddenly a cat burglar appears, and what might have been a disaster becomes an opportunity. This beautiful and hilarious book works on two levels — the exciting story of Poochini’s adventure is accompanied by wonderful punning jokes on the world of opera, which run through the text and pictures.

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