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A Children's Dog Book Publisher - Hartwood Pet Lodge LLC

Read about how poodles find their forever families.

Author Biography

Marla Beagle, Author, The Adventures of Hot Cocoa and Salt Water Taffy

Carol McElhaney Shelton likes other dog breeds as evidenced by her pen name, Marla Beagle but she sure is partial to poodles. Carol’s parents knew she was the child that loved dogs so when they learned of a dog who was searching for a forever family, they surprised her with Pierre, a white standard poodle, the day before she started seventh grade. Through the years, Carol and her husband have shared their home with 15 poodles, some needing help from rescue organizations. She hopes readers will realize how a friendly helping hand gets a dog a paw closer to finding their forever family.  Her first book, The Adventures of Hot Cocoa and Salt Water Taffy  tells the true story of two miniature poodles traveling by train, plane, and poodle taxi from Texas to Virginia to find their forever families. Her second book, Marla Wears A Halo shares the true story of Marla, a standard poodle, who loses her eye sight but finds a wonderful purpose in life. Carol and her husband are committed to helping animal rescue organizations monetarily through book sales and managing a pet lodge where dogs stay while they search for their forever families.  Carol has always decorated their home with pineapple inside and out; find a pineapple in each of her books.  

Then - Carol and Pierre

Now - Carol and Asa

Two Books for sale

Marla Wears A Halo

The Adventures of Hot Cocoa and Salt Water Taffy

Read a bedtime story to your dog...or cat...

Where to Buy Both Books?

Amazon.com

ISBN 978-0-9989781-0-9 (Hot Cocoa)

ISBN 978-0-9989781-1-6 (Marla)

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Both books in the CRRL System.

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CRRL - Central Rappahannock Regional Library system.


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Children's Book - The Adventures of Hot Cocoa and Salt Water Taffy

$20.00

($4.00 shipping)

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U.S. shipping only.  If you would like the book personalized, please provide name/s in the "Instruction to Merchant" box.  If you would like to purchase more than one book, please drop me a line (Contact Me) and I will invoice you through Paypal with the correct amount or you may repeat the purchase with the BUY NOW button. Thank you for buying a self-published book.  

A True Heart-Warming Story.

At the end of each month, Hartwood Pet Lodge donates $10.00 of each book sold in the month to a non-profit animal rescue organization.

  

JULY 2017 DONATION - $668.00  

AUGUST 2017 DONATION -  $900.00    

SEPTEMBER 2017 DONATION - $900.00

OCTOBER 2017 DONATION - $500.00

NOVEMBER 2017 DONATION - $700.00

DECEMBER 2017 DONATION - $600.00


JANUARY 2018 DONATION - $500.00

FEBRUARY 2018 DONATION - $255.00

MARCH 2018 DONATION - $150.00 

APRIL 2018 DONATION  -  $130.00

MAY 2018 - $120.00


Books are $20 each with 

Virginia Sales Tax ($1.00) = $21.00.    Cash and credit cards accepted.


   



The Adventures of Hot Cocoa and Salt Water Taffy

Two miniature poodles with no place to call home, they become forever friends as they travel by train, plane and poodle taxi across the county, with their final stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.   


Find out where Cocoa and Taffy end up finding their forever families!


July 23, 2018 - First day of book sales.


July through Dec 2017 - 441 copies sold.

Jan - May 2018 - 52 copies sold.


Marla Wears A Halo

  

Marla, the Standard Poodle, and her best friend, Betty the Boxer, were freed from years of neglect and loneliness. Even though Marla loses her eyesight, with help from Betty and their Forever Family, she finds happiness and a life full of purpose.  


Find out how Marla and her special friend Faith realize they are just alike.


The last sentence of the book is in braille.


June 9, 2018 - First day of book sales.

MARLA WEARS A HALO

Marla, the standard poodle, finds purpose in life. She is rescued and although she loses her eye sight, she meets a girl who is just like her. They realize they are beautiful together.

Marla Wears A Halo

$20.00

($4.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

U.S. shipping only.  If you would like the book personalized, please provide name/s in the "Instruction to Merchant" box.  If you would like to purchase more than one book, please drop me a line (Contact Me) and I will invoice you through Paypal with the correct amount or you may repeat the purchase with the BUY NOW button. Thank you for buying a self-published book.  

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Drop Marla a line!

Better yet, see Marla in person at book sales.

Hartwood Pet Lodge LLC

Hartwood, Virginia, United States

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