Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Letters to a Young Pug

Pug news! Get ready: Nancy Levine's latest, Letters to a Young Pug, is coming out this October. Here's the boilerplate: "Another delightful adventure featuring Wilson the Pug and his sidekick, Homer. How does the Master teach? Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, is about to find out. Otto, the wise old pug who taught him the ways of the Tao-te Ching, is retiring to Boca Raton. Wilson is next in line to take his place as Master of the Taoist pug lineage, but before he can assume his rightful position he must train his own successor. Through funny letters and charming photographs, Wilson confers with his apprentice, Homer, on the subtle wisdom of the Tao. Unfortunately for Wilson, Homer is more interested in filling his stomach than feeding his mind. And he’d rather nap his way to wisdom." Picadou is a big fan. She says, "wuf wuf wuf!" Madam Mayo is working on the translation of that, but she is sure it is something very good.