First Dog
Unleashed in the Montana Capitol

by Jessica Solberg

illustrations by Robert Rath

published by Farcountry Press

  • This beautifully illustrated story is told from the point of view of Jag, the real-life Canine Special Assistant to the Governor of Montana.

    Written for children ages 6 to 12, First Dog is Jag's story of how a cow dog from a farm in Whitefish, the last pup in the litter, traveled to Helena and became the First Dog.

    Featuring fun and fascinating information about what a governor does and how Montana government works, First Dog teaches kids that government belongs to them, and shows them that one day they, too, could be sitting at the governor's desk.

40 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', glossary, 68 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn

ISBN 10: 1560374195
ISBN 13: 9781560374190


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First Dog
Unleashed in the Montana Capitol

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Jessica Solberg align= Award-winning author Jessica Solberg was born and raised in Montana and graduated from Montana State University. She works as a book editor and freelance writer. Dogs and government are two of her favorite things.
 align= Robert Rath is an illustrator, designer, and author with dozens of books to his credit. Although he has worked with Scholastic Books, Lucasfilm, The History Channel, Carus Publishing, and many other magazines, book publishers, and universities, his favorite project is keeping up with his family.

Praise for First Dog: Unleashed in the Montana Capitol

Gold Medal, Best First Book, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, 2008

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