Book Feature and Give-Away: Castle in the Mist-Planet of the Dogs Volume 2 by Robert J. McCarty

A few months ago I featured Volume 1 of the Planet of the Dogs series on Dakota’s blog. If you missed it you can read about it here

Today, I am featuring the second book in the Planet of the Dogs series, Castle In The  Mist.

castle in the mist

With all the horrible things taking place in the U.S lately (specifically Boston) we could all use ( particularly children) a story with a happy ending. 

From Castle In The  Mist:

Out in space, on the other side of the sun, is the Planet Of The Dogs where dogs live in peace and happiness. This is the story of how the dogs came down to planet earth to prevent war in the land of the forest people and free the kidnapped children from the Castle In The Mist.

Dogs are all about love. In fact, the most special thing about dogs is their ability to love. They do this better than any other creature.

From Planet Of The

After a year of peace Bik, the warrior-chief of Stone City, is preparing for war. His children have been kidnapped by Prince Ukko, the leader of the Black Hawk tribes, and held prisoner in the Castle In The Mist. This is the story of how the dogs came down from their planet, to the land of the Forest People, to free the children and prevent war.

The Black Hawk soldiers had never seen dogs before. They had no knowledge of their courage, cleverness and endurance. And they had no idea that the dogs, through their extraordinary sense of smell, could see in the darkness and foggy mist that enveloped the Castle and the great forest.

 Full of action, adventure and colorful descriptive language, it will delight elementary school children everywhere!

ENTER TO WIN: one lucky person from ANYWHERE in the world, will win one copy of Castle In The Mist. Just leave a comment telling me you would like to be entered. The winner will be chosen by and will be announced THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH. GOOD LUCK!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert McCarty is a producer/writer/director of films and videos on subjects ranging from teenage lifestyles to race relations. His short film,Rooftops Of New York, was nominated for an Academy Award. He is a former adjunct instructor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and at the School Of Visual Arts, New York City.Planet Of The Dogs was inspired by the many stories made up for his four children and five grandchildren.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Stella Mustanoja McCarty, who teaches painting and drawing at the Vantaa, Finland, Art School, illustrated the book. She graduated as a painting major  from the Art Academy in Helsinki and also holds degrees from the University of Helsinki in Education and Sociology and Social Policy.


ISBN 9786928-1-0




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16 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. This sounds like such an interesting story, I would luv to win a copy of this book! Please enter me in the GiveAway

  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes, I want to be entered. Yippee, a competition I can enter from here. So exciting! The book sounds great and I have a whole hoard of god-children, so it will land up being read endlessly.

  3. Couldn’t have come at a better time.- looks like a great read for kids.

  4. Oh yes, we need happy endings. Can’t imagine how those kids in Boston must be feeling, or how their parents are explaining why they can’t go out and play on such a beautiful day.

  5. Wish I had young ones to enter this contest! Sounds fun!

  6. The “one lucky person from ANYWHERE in the world, will win one copy of Castle In The Mist” sounds so sweet and good. We are from SOMEWHERE in the world.


  7. Great review. Sharing.

  8. Oh I would love to win a copy, please enter me and thank you 🙂

  9. I was so excited about the first book and I think the second is great too.
    A castle in the mist sounds good, I love stories with old castles. And I love books with a happy end…I think it’s not only a book for children even full grown humans need a good story (and dogs too). Great review, Dakota & Mom – thanks:o)

  10. Thanks very much for your enthusiastic comment regarding Castle In The Mist. Sample chapters are available at
    Robert McCarty

    • you are most welcome!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  11. Sounds like something I would like to read.

  12. I bet Lily would like to read this – please enter us Dakota sir!

  13. Dakota, please enter us in your giveaway! We missed the 1st one but I’m sure we can catch up!

  14. Sounds like an interesting book. 🙂

  15. Must it be for elementary children? I bet I’d love this!!

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