An inspiring tail of courage! Scout is an only dog and sometimes lonely. But he has some dog friends in his neighborhood and when a pair of Boston Terriers go missing, it’s up to Scout to search Charleston peninsula’s storm drains and sewers to rescue them. Along the way he encounters a terrifying boa constrictor, some unkind wharf rats and a chatty possum that’s obsessed with food. Don’t forget to pack your sense of humor and some extra palmetto bugs for a snack for this adventure!
Award-winning author Nancy Lucas lives in Charleston, SC. She received a BRAG Medallion Honoree award in 2014 for "A Ghostly Tail" and a Red Ribbon from The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards (UK) in 2014 for "The Missing Tulip Bulbs".
In addition to writing and illustrating "The Springer Spaniel Mysteries" series, she has been a cartoon contributor for the Charleston Mercury since 2006.
Scout is her favorite Springer Spaniel and she insists on writing silly stories about his capers. However, things get a bit chaotic when NEW PUPPY (Benne Wafer - that's Mr. Wafer to you) joins the Montagu Street gang.
Scout ponders exploring the sewers of Charleston to look for the lost pair of dogs.
The Missing Boston Terriers of Smith Street
Now, what to do? The dogs had been gone for a whole day and were probably hungry and smelly by now. Scout thought he had better find a way into the sewer to look for them. He recalled an enormous scary hole in the pavement two blocks down in the middle of the street. Dad had mentioned the pothole a few weeks ago and now it was a gigantic sinkhole. Who knew what was down there!