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Ralph cover

  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-919771-8
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-919772-5
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
  • Keywords
    • dog stories,
    • pet stories,
    • child and puppy,
    • talking animals,
    • depression,
    • chapter book,
    • middle grade

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A Pawfully Perfect Puppy for Emily
by Charles Oliver Green

A Pawfully Perfect Puppy for Emily is a heart warming story about a young girl, Emily, when asked what she wanted as a gift for completing grade two quickly shouted. “A PUPPY! A PUPPY! My three others pets need a friend.” But there was, however, another much more important reason she had in mind. Maybe a puppy would change the 'no pets allowed in the house rule'.       Over her mother's objection, the family ended up at Delbert Kennels where Emily found the cutest ball of fluff with big floppy ears, the runt of the litter trying to attract her attention frolicking on top of his sleeping siblings. When Emily picked the puppy up and said “I want this one!” there was a meeting of two hearts no one could explain With great ceremony back at the Emily's playhouse the puppy was given the name Ralph. His loves and licks helped Emily deal with a great many issues with her mother's depression. He was a great comfort to Emily. But he was always up for fun and adventure and got himself into trouble with his new found friends more than once. In addition to being a sweet story about a girl and her puppy, this book sparks a broader discussion about depression and mental health. Important topics to introduce to young readers especially children who may have a parent suffering from depression And yes indeed Ralph was not only allowed in the house but was even helped Emily's mother deal with her depression.

Charles Oliver Green was raised on a farm in northeast Saskatchewan. He enrolled in agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan obtaining a BSA and MSc specializing in horticulture and subsequently a writing diploma. After employment with federal government services and a private garden pea seed operation in Brooks, Alberta he retuned to Saskatchewan as Supervisor of Irrigated Crop Production at Outlook promoting special crops suitable for irrigation including vegetables. After leaving government service he engaged in growing fresh vegetables for the commercial market and established a garden centre and landscape operation, Broderick Garden Centre, which his daughter and son in law, Kim and Paul Olson, continue to operate. He is married to wife Velma and has a daughter Kimberley Ann and a son Warren Kevin. They are proud grandparents to five grandchildren Tori, Travis, Scott, Heidi and Tiffany and proud great grandparents to four great grandchildren, Charlie, Chace, Millie and Isabelle.


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