The Puppy That No One Wanted


COMING OCTOBER 2, 2015

Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano teams up once again with renowned illustrator Richard Cowdrey to tell the tale of a scraggly, smelly little puppy who never loses hope that one day he will find a home of his own with a family to love. One rainy night, his dream comes true in an unexpected way when he meets a very special family. Rich in biblical imagery, this simple story of an adorable lonely puppy reveals the profound truth that all of us are really outcasts in life - and can only find our true home in God.

“Anthony DeStefano has written a classic story that is full of biblical symbolism, and yet can be read as a simple and sweet tale of a little dog that's been cast aside and wants to find a home.”
- Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino Former President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Vatican City

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