2017 FAPA Silver Medalist for Children’s Chapter Books | Picture Perfect by D.G. Stern

by Jun 21, 2018Book Awards

While on a walk, Upton and his “human” father, Hank, hear the sound of fire engines speeding to a home

around the corner from which smoke is bellowing.

Quick work by firefighters eliminates any “real” damage to the house, but when it appears that the thermostat

had been turned up to high on a hot summer day, it looks like some serious investigation will be needed.

Aided by his assistant, Watson, and the rest of the Charles family, our canine detective is on the case.

Oh…Upton is a Bichon Frise (that’s “BEE-shon free-ZEY”), a little white dog, and his super sleuth skills will be challenged.

Accompany Upton, Watson, the twins and Mr. Charles as they put together the pieces of the?Picture Perfect.

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D.G. Stern
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D.G. Stern

Author, vintage car racing, and basket weaving (no kidding)

D.G. Stern has authored the award-winning Upton Charles – Dog Detective?series for younger readers,?The Loneliest Tree and 25 Days of a Tropical Christmas and soon to be released Francis the Firehouse Mouse. In addition, he has written three adult mysteries, Hot Tea?Cold Case, There?s Always Tomorrow and Stabbing Along the Straightaway as well as numerous screenplays.

His taste for good wine and great food has been an inspiration in his writings and Mr. Stern is also the editor of Golf a la Carte with a forward by golf legend Arnold Palmer.

D.G. Stern is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. In addition to vintage car racing, basket weaving (no kidding) fills any empty moments.

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