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The Adventures of Starfoot & BrownCora Howder didn't know what she was in for when she adopted a second Chihuahua. Nor did she know that her trip to write a book while staying in a Bald Head Island beach house would set off a series of hair-raising, tail-wagging events that could put her pooches in harm's way.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves, aren't we? Let's begin at the beginning.

Cora first adopts Bennett and then Lola. After several months of sulking on Bennett's part and general rejection of Lola's attentions, the two join forces to become the formidable dog detective team of Chief Inspector Brown (Bennett) and his fearless partner, Sergeant Starfoot (Lola.)

On Bald Head Island, they quickly become friends with the local population--Moc the Mockingbird and Jugular, aka Jug the Ruffian, the huge mongrel dog--before they stumble across a turtle egg trafficking racket. This is just the kind of case the pair of Chihuahuas are ready to take on. Allying themselves with Moc, Jug, and Big Mama, a Loggerhead turtle whose nest is in danger, the clever canines concoct a planto foil the egg snatchers and save the day. However, while the mission is a success, Starfoot and Brown are washed out to sea--and then dognapped! It will be up to their intrepid friends to rescue them or they will never see Cora again.

A raucous romp for children of all ages, this hilarious adventure has more twists and turns than a jar full of licorice whips. Highlighting the importance of strong friendships and the need to create and support the feeling of community, she underlines the importance for kids to take a stand for the environment, and to make and stick to a plan of action. Showing that even someone small can take on evil forces and prevail, The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown teaches kids that success often requires being creative and working together.

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