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Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award-winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Keeper, and many picture books. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at KathiAppelt.com.
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MOGIE: THE HEART OF THE HOUSE

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! Get to know this passionate pup with this story by Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Write like your fingers are on fire.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Mary Breckenridge--she loved babies, and so do I.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Like I said, I hate to wait.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to play the piano.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Where to start?

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