Laura James worked on projects including Veronica Guerin and Slumdog Millionaire before signing herself up for a MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, England. Her love of all things nautical comes from her dad, a retired naval officer, and the adventures of Pug are based on the antics of her own very silly dog, Brian. Laura lives in Bath, England.Eglantine Ceulemans works in an intuitive way combining humor and sensitivity. She has been published in France but this is Eg's first book with Bloomsbury. Eg lives in Lyon, France.
"Pug is a fun, engaging character, while Lady Miranda is caring and will remind young readers of Fancy Nancy and Eloise. . . . Fans of dogs and animal adventures will have a hard time putting this one down." - starred review, School Library Journal"Newcomer James creates a quirky, mixed-up setting . . . and Ceulemans's airy pen-and-ink drawings, accented with peach and bright blue, draw out the story's physical comedy." - Publishers Weekly"Offers likable characters in sweet, devoted, and clueless Pug and his privileged young white mistress . . . their silly, simple adventure is sure to please young Anglophiles (and pugophiles)." - Kirkus Reviews"This charming chapter book will delight young readers ready to tackle longer stories. The breezy tone and adventurous plot will keep the pages turning, while comical illustrations--accented with blue and red--add to the fun. This playful story is sure to make a splash with fans of Alex T. Smith's Claude books or Kate DiCamillo's Mercy Watson series." - Booklist "Pug is a fun, engaging character, while Lady Miranda is caring and will remind young readers of Fancy Nancy and Eloise. . . . Fans of dogs and animal adventures will have a hard time putting this one down." - starred review, Library Journal