How a Maltese Dog Discovers Rock and Roll and Finds His True Calling: Children’s Book Larry: the King of Rock and Roll
January 22, 2007
LOS ANGELES — Larry: the King of Rock and Roll, a new children’s book that chronicles the adventures of an adorable Maltese dog in the world of rock and roll, is now available to young readers and dog lovers alike. Authored by Iris Rainer Dart, who wrote Beaches and Joyce Brotman, the book was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, and is available in stores and on Amazon.com.
The new fictional novel tells the story of Larry, a Maltese dog that, to the great surprise of his human family, especially ten-year-old Cathy, can not only talk but sing. When Larry becomes a huge rock star, performing for sold-out audiences as well as the President of the United States, fame goes to his head. The effect of Larry’s fame on his own life and the lives of the rest of his family makes for a touching and heartwarming lesson about the value of loyalty, friendship and connection.
Larry: the King of Rock and Roll, 176 pages, was released in hardcover. The book will appeal to children in grades three and up, as well as dog lovers who will be charmed by Larry’s antics and his rock star life.
Iris Rainer Dart has written nine novels, including Beaches, which was made into a hit movie starring Bette Midler. She is currently writing the book and lyrics for a Broadway musical entitled, “Laughing Matters“.
Joyce Brotman, a former teacher and L.A. resident, is a writer of television and theatrical motion pictures. Her latest, “He Loves Me…” is being developed as a starring vehicle for Drew Barrymore.