About the Author:
Caitlyn loves reading and playing tennis. Books and online articles inspire her. Her favorite subject in school is writing. She lives with her parents and two brothers, one older and one younger. Caitlyn likes to write stories from the perspective of animals because it is important to her to be a strong voice for the animals. In general, she is passionate about animal and environmental science. At the time of publication, Caitlyn is 11 years old and in 6th grade.
About the Book:
Padfoot, a young pup, is stolen and taken away from his home in the South and placed in the cold North to work as a sled dog. He is, unluckily, sold to three people who are incompetent to take care of dogs. They have a far too heavy load and don’t know how to pack up their belongings, ration the food properly, or navigate trails, among other problems. Padfoot knows he could and should run away from this disaster of a life, but he stays to help his teammates. He also knows that by helping his teammates, he’s draining himself, bending the rules of being a sled dog that so many before him had followed. Will Padfoot choose the life of a true husky. . . or will he choose friendship?
Proceeds from sales of The Helper will support the Monterey Bay Aquarium.