Thorndike Press

Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History

  • Jonathan Crown
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  • ISBN-10: 1410498840
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498847
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 326 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2017

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Featuring highly acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction that embraces a wide range of sub-genres, including: literary, romance, adventure, mystery, frontier fiction, and fictional biographies.



The highly original, tragicomic story of Sirius, an extraordinary dog who helps his Jewish family escape from Germany to California, becomes a Hollywood star, and ultimately contributes to Hitler’s downfall. With charisma, heart, and delightfully spry prose, Sirius is an enchanting fairy tale about love, humanity, and a momentous historical moment.


Customer Reviews

“Crown’s charming tale is an odyssey in the vein of Black Beauty and Lassie, and will no doubt find plenty of fans among animal lovers.”

— Booklist

“Sirius maintains his aplomb and essential dogginess whether dealing with Hollywood starlets, bloodthirsty lions, or the most evil regime of the 20th century. This quick-paced, entertaining first novel will appeal to dog lovers and fans of light historical fiction.”

— Library Journal

“Heartwarming . . . charming . . . for history buffs and dog lovers alike.”

— Publishers Weekly