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Tundra Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
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Whether the rivalry is about territory, possessions, the biggest, or the most, anyone with a sibling will relate to the ongoing competition between these two canines. Taken to ridiculous heights, this series of situations with surprisingly human overtones illustrates their ongoing struggle to get along. It’s a rivalry that knows no bounds.

Julius the Elder describes how he dominates, tricks, subdues, and, yes, even admires his exuberant young pup of a brother. William the Upstart, on the other hand, demonstrates he is his own dog whatever the consequences. The results are hilarious and tinged with history. In the end, no one would ever dare to question the singular bond demonstrated inBrothers.

This age-old subject has been given a new twist by two very funny men. It’s perfect for almost any occasion, especially if a good chuckle is in order. And as we laugh at the antics of Julius and William, we just may learn to laugh at ourselves.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Assuming the role of wise mentor in this all-canine romp, Julius the Elder, Top Dog the First, laughs at the foibles of his younger sib William the Upstart ("He thinks the toilet is the Fountain of ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michael Mazo was born in Moscow and moved to Washington, D.C., as a child. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and Master’s from Yale. Shortly after graduating, he met the woman who would become his wife and bragged that he was a children’s book author. So he had to write a children’s book. Michael currently works for Frank Foundation Child Assistance International, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children around the world, and he runs Leaves of Grass Vineyards in Middleburg, VA, with his best friends, bull terriers Nicholas and Gula.

Michael Soloviov was born in Arsamas-16, Russia. He holds degrees in architectural design and costume design. He has designed sets for over thirty theatrical productions with theaters in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tula, Kursk, Kaliningrad and Kemerovo. His artwork has been displayed in over forty exhibitions. He is a member of the Moscow Artists Union and the Union of Theatre Actors.

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