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Lana Lynn and the New Watchdog
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Coming Fall 2021

Lana Lynn and the New Watchdog

by Rebecca Van Slyke
illustrated by Anca Sandu

Fearless sheep Lana Lynn is all set to train her flock’s new watchdog, but will a case of mistaken identity derail her efforts and put the sheep in jeopardy?

The sheep pasture is in an uproar when they find out a new watchdog is coming to protect the flock, so the intrepid Lana Lynn decides to take training matters into her own hooves. And when a fierce-looking canine emerges from the woods, Lana Lynn jumps right into her efforts.

The new “watchdog” doesn’t quite catch on to herding or staying up all night guarding the sheep, but Lana Lynn isn’t deterred. As she continues showing this new “watchdog” the ropes, she gets a creeping suspicion that something isn’t right. And her fellow sheep could be in jeopardy!

Author Rebecca Van Slyke has created a charmingly overconfident heroine in Lana Lynn, accented by Anca Sandu’s adorable and funny illustrations. An ideal read-aloud full of good farm fun!

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-196-6
Publication Date: 10/1/2021
Page Count: 32
Size: 8″ x 10″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English
Lexile: AD500L
Themes: Independence, Security, Loyalty
BISAC 1: JUV025000 JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life
BISAC 2: JUV002090 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
BISAC 3: JUV002250 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves, Coyotes & Wild Dogs

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Meet the Author

Rebecca Van Slyke

Rebecca Van Slyke studied marine biology at Olympic Community College, received a teaching degree from Western Washington University, and got an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The author of several books for young readers, she teaches second grade. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Anca Sandu

Anca Sandu was born in Romania and studied children’s illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, in Cambridge, England. She works as a freelance designer, and Churchill’s Tale of Tails was her first picture book. She lives in Oregon. You can visit here website here.