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Cover: Leo, Dog of the Sea
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Leo, Dog of the Sea

Part of Dog Chronicles

by Alison Hart
illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery

An action-packed and heartwarming story of a hardened old sea dog on Magellan’s journey to Spice Island

After three ocean voyages, Leo knows not to trust anyone but himself. But when he sets sail with Magellan on a journey to find a westward route to the Spice Islands, he develops new friendships with Magellan’s scribe, Pigafetta, and Marco, his page. Together, the three of them experience hunger and thirst, storms and doldrums, and mutinies and hostile, violent encounters. Will they ever find safe passage?

In the fourth book of their Dog Chronicles series, Alison Hart and Michael Montgomery bring readers an exciting tale of friendship and loyalty.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-964-3
Publication Date; 4/1/2017
Page Count: 176
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-089-1
Publication Date; 2/1/2019
Page Count: 176
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-994-0
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

F&P: GRL V, Gr 5, Genre F
Lexile: 790L
Themes: Dogs, Exploration, Loyalty, Magellan, Survival
BISAC 1: JUV016050 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Exploration & Discovery
BISAC 2: JUV001010 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs


“Frank history, attention to factual detail, and vivid adventures make this a standout.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“An engrossing and insightful story…. An ample appendix, with additional material, sources, and further reading, rounds out the tale.” ―Booklist Online


Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Honor Book) ―The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, 2018

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Meet the Author

Alison Hart is the author of more than sixty books for young readers. Hart was a teacher at Blue Ridge Community College and lives in Virginia.

Meet the Illustrator

Michael G. Montgomery has illustrated numerous children’s books. He attended Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia. He lives in Georgia. You can visit his website here.