Monday, January 12, 2015

Award-winning tale of love, determination, and triumph told from the unique perspective of a dog

In this newly released award-winning story, Catherine Kirkwood pens and illustrates a heartwarming tale of love, determination, and triumph told from the unique perspective of a dog. 

In the re-telling of a true event, the author, her husband, and their two dogs, Rocky and Tula, move across country to an unfamiliar city. One night, fireworks erupt and a frightened Tula runs away. Her family searches for her day and night but to no avail.  After eight full days of attempting to find Tula, Rocky has the terrific idea of using Tula’s blanket, toy monkey, and a familiar red bandana to help her find her way home.

The book contains stunning, full-page reproductions of original oil paintings and graphite sketches that pull readers in and help them connect with each of the characters. This engaging story offers a unique take on the poignant search for a missing pet.

"Looking for Tula" received a 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and a 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award.

"‘Looking for Tula’ is a wonderful story about a dog who goes missing for a while and the all-too-familiar and heartbreaking search to find her. None of us who have ever loved our animals can fail to be moved by this beautiful book and its remarkable illustrations. I loved it!" ~ Ali MacGraw, actress and member of Animal Protection of New Mexico

Author: Catherine Kirkwood was born in New York and spent most of her childhood in Stamford, Connecticut.  She studied art at Syracuse University, California College of the Arts, and University of New Mexico, where she earned a master’s degree in painting. She has continued to illustrate and paint over the years and has shown her work nationally. She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Craig Anderson and their two rescue dogs Rocky and Tula.

Looking for Tula by Catherine Kirkwood; Azro Press; Category: Juvenile Fiction, Pets; Hard Cover: 978-1929115235, $19.95; Availability:,

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