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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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Michelle Obama.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Snakes.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I love being in my own studio and home. No other place is quite so sweet.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A thinner me.

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