The book that inspired the animated movie classic! When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pups—fifteen in all—everyone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the case—and on the trail of... show more
The book that inspired the animated movie classic! When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pups—fifteen in all—everyone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the case—and on the trail of Cruella de Vil, the most fiendish person to ever covet a fur coat. Pongo and Missis would give everything they have to bring their puppies safely home... but will they succeed in rescuing them from the cluthes of the evil Cruella de Vil? "A tale full to overflowing with those prime requisites of a good story—warmth and humor, imagination and suspense."—Chicago Sunday Tribune "Superb reading. The puzzle of the hundred and one is delightful.... Highly recommended."—SLJ
Publish date: April 1st 1989
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Media Tie In
, 20th Century
, Middle Grade
Series: The Hundred and One Dalmatians (#1)
Classic dog tale of 101 Dalmatians which was used as the basis for the Disney movie of the same name. I enjoyed the story although the movie does change some of it. I liked the history of the DeVil family and Cruella's eccentricities. I thought the barking times and network were great. It is fun for...
This book led to one of my first experiences with movies changing things. I remember being outraged that Missis' name was changed to make her Perdita in the movie. But that's the way it goes.This is a lovely and enjoyable story with a memorable and well-drawn villain. Entertaining.
Review on my blogAs good as the Disney film is, it is definitely not a patch (unintentional pun there) on the original book, although they are nothing like each other anyways. The book was filled with so much adventure for such a small read and I was getting really excited when reading this book to ...
This was one of my favorite books as a kid, the cover is currently taped on b/c it was falling off. I still enjoy it.