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Rescuing Rumba: A Tale About Dog Rescue and Forever Friendship

Megan Rose, illustrated by Carolynn Lemke

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Age level: Reader: 5 to 9 years

$16.99


Based on a true story, this bilingual tale tells the story of a homeless dog from the Dominican Republic who finds her forever home when she least expects it. This lovable potcake, Rumba, spends her days roaming the island for food and shelter, when by chance she befriends a sweet young girl named Megan who is on vacation with her dad. Megan quickly discovers that Rumba has nowhere to call home, and is determined to figure out a way to rescue her. Working quickly and with compassion, Megan and her dad arrange medical care and travel plans to bring their new furry friend home to New York City. It’s a scary but exciting adventure that includes a full belly, new fur siblings, and a big city, but most of all, a warm loving home where she can truly thrive.

Size: 7" x 10" | 25 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362385

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Megan Rose lives in New York City with her three rescue dogs, including Rumba. She works with pet start-ups, has a blog with her two best friends (Gal’s Best Friend), and sits on the board of Global Strays, which is an organization that helps rescues in developing countries. Megan’s goal is to bring awareness to the stray dog problem around the world and teach kids that they can play a part in helping to change the lives of animals everywhere.

A lifelong lover of design and art, Carolynn Lemke is the founder and owner of Noble Friends, a custom pet portrait market place. She has spent the last several years illustrating and designing from her home in upstate New York, where she lives with her dog, three cats, two children, and husband. She has a passion for all furry creatures, endurance sports, and art and small businesses of all kinds.