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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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Tis a Gift to be Simple," a Shaker song; "Here Comes the Sun," the Beatles; "Eyes of Blue," Ken Appelt; "Tom Cat Trouble," by Tim Henderson; "St. Francis Fire," by Idgy Vaughn

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to be a radio disc jockey.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My two smart and talented sons. Not sure I can really take credit for them, but I'm in awe of them.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Macaroni and cheese

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