Christopher Holt grew up in a house filled to the rafters with dogs. He draws on his memories -- of Salt, Pepper, Cupcake, Ariel, Shadow, Brandy, Sir Edmund Spunk, and Showtime Double Feature -- to create the four-footed heroes of The Last Dogs. He has worked other jobs -- most notably, selling gum balls and gum ball machines -- but began writing professionally at the age of eighteen. Christopher currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Allen Douglas was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for almost twenty years for many notable book-publishing and editorial clients. His artwork has been recognized by many prominent juried illustration competitions, including "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" and the Society of Illustrators' Annual Exhibition. His studio is located in Rochester, New York.
"Fans of animal adventure stories and mysteries will enjoy this exciting look at the resiliency and ingenuity of dogs." ""VOYA""" "A post-apocalyptic "Animal Farm" for young readers." ""Kirkus Reviews""" Praise for The Last Dogs: "With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches...[The Last Dogs] offers a fast-paced read." ""Booklist"""