FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2010
Contact: Dulce Rodrigues
Website address: www.dulcerodrigues.info
Book Name: BARRY'S ADVENTURE
Price: $6.00 & £3.85
A CHEERFUL PET DOG ADVENTURE. A FIRM FAMILY FAVOURITE
BARRY’S ADVENTURE, a favourite summer reading by award-winning author Dulce Rodrigues, is about a pet dog, Barry, a very special dog.
So special indeed that he even runs his own website - barry4kids.net!
Born and raised in Portugal, Barry lives happily in his nice house surrounded by a garden until the day his human family moves to Belgium and makes up their mind to take him with them.
Barry does not like the idea of making such a long car trip; he had never been inside a car in his life! He tries to escape but gets caught and has to be resigned to his family's wishes.
How can his family play such a bad trick on him! He really does not deserve it! He has always been a faithful friend to them. Of course, humans are very ungrateful and egotistic beings,
but... he had a different opinion about his family. Well, until a few moments ago! If at least he knew where they were taking him to... But nobody had even bothered telling him anything!
And now there he is, sitting at the back of the car, the road before him, nothing else but always the road!
Barry is sad and angry, and when the car stops in Spain and he is put on a leash, he thinks he has had enough and decides to punish his family for what they are doing to him.
He manages to get loose, and runs away... and loses track of his family… But all is all that ends well.
BARRY’S ADVENTURE is a true adventure lived by pet dog Barry and his young masters and mother (the author). “The idea of writing the story popped up in my mind one day at Christmas time;
it is the accomplishment of my great affection for animals... and for children”, the author said. “I took an enormous pleasure in writing this story, and I sincerely hope readers of all ages will
as well enjoy reading it. When writing this book I wanted to leave to posterity the car adventure lived by my pet dog Barry the first time he travelled to Belgium.”
BARRY’S ADVENTURE is the English version of Dulce’s first children's book, published in Belgium in December 1999 under the title
L'Aventure de Barry, followed in December 2001 by the Portuguese version in CD-Rom.
Both the book and the CD-Rom ran out of stock meanwhile.
The original French version was part of a reading project promoted by the Inspection de l’Education Nationale (National Board of Education) in France, and inspired by the stories of the book a few children wrote a series of poems.
Worksheets on this inspiring kids' book are available to teachers, parents and children on request.
For further information, or the implementation of a reading project in schools, please contact Dulce Rodrigues by email.
About the Author
Award-winning Dulce Rodrigues has authored six children’s books and a travelogue about Egypt. She speaks six living languages, and she translates her own books.
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, she received a scholarship to study at the Goethe-Institut in Germany, and one for a scientific course with the Open University in the UK,
and wound up living in many different countries around Europe. Now retired after a career that included working for NATO and as a translator for the U.S. Military,
she currently lives in Belgium, where in addition to writing she enjoys travelling, gardening, and arts in general. Please visit her at
www.dulcerodrigues.info or at
A few pets (dogs, cats, birds, fish) have shared Dulce’s life, and their stories have greatly played a role as source of inspiration for her children’s books and plays.
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