Thacher Hurd


Art Dog

Late one night Leonardo Dog Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Woofa is stolen from the Dogopolis Museum of Art. A mysterious figure, caught in the act of painting a mural nearby, is apprehended by the police. But with a few swift strokes of his brush the suspect escapes — and leads the law to the real criminals.

Who is this masked artiste with an eye for art and a nose for justice? Could it be Art Dog, graffiti hound extraordinaire?

Reviews in Brief

“Exuberantly drawn”ALA Booklist

“Art Dog is a superhero for all times.”Kirkus Reviews

“A waggish good time.”Publishers Weekly

Awards and Other Notes

Winner of the Vermont Red Clover award, the Abilene Mockingbird Award, Oppenheim Best Books award.

The Seattle Children's Theater will present a musical based on Art Dog during their 2011–2012 season.