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August 2006
5 X 8 inches, 56 pages

ISBN 1894131908
Revised edition


Foxy and the Missing Mask

Colleen Rutherford Archer

Foxy is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who finds a home with fourteen-year-old Mark Crowe, a Kwakiutl Indian boy. When the dog is sold to make up for a stolen mask carved by the boy's father, Mark and his friend, Ted, must get to the truth of the matter.

"This is a beautifully written novel.... A boy, a dog, mystery, criminal characters, and an artist/single father make great ingredients for a winning storyline." — Choices

"Children who own and love their pets will know that special bond. Those who don't will want to experience it." — The Reviewing Librarian

"A fine short novel for the ten-to-fourteen age group. Her sensitivity to the value of Canadian Indian cultural traditions blends comfortably with the storyline." — Canadian Review of Materials


Colleen Rutherford Archer


Colleen Rutherford archer is a freelance writer from Deep River, Ontario, where she and her husband Andrew own a small horse stable. For ten summers she ran a volunteer therapeutic riding program with her friends. Colleen has published five young adult novels (Foxy and the Missing Mask, Riding High, A Touch of Something Wild, and Collie Rescue with Penumbra Press, and The Horse Dealer with Borealis Press), a novella, and hundreds of articles and short stories for newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. In 1984 she was the winner of the Vicky Metcalf Award for her writing for young people. Colleen has two daughters, Elizabeth and Heather, and two granddaughters, Bridget and Alison.

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