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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward M. Kennedy, Edward Kennedy Narrator: Edward M. Kennedy, David de Vries Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545459280
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Ted Kennedy and David Small team up to provide a look at life in the capital from the perspective of the senator's very perceptive dog.

There's an old saying: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." Senator Ted Kennedy decided to do just that. His beloved Portuguese Water Dog Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave (nicknamed Splash) is one of the most famous canines on Capitol Hill. Here we follow Senator Kennedy and Splash through a busy day in D.C., from press conferences to meetings with school groups to committee discussions to a floor vote. The result is an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of the most energetic figures in American politics -- and, of course, his equally famous owner.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whatever your politics, don’t miss Sen. Edward Kennedy’s first-rate children’s book.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Enthusiastically and endearingly narrated by Splash, Senator Kennedy's Portuguese Water Dog, this spry tale…describes highlights of a day in the life of a working dog…Biographical sketches of Kennedy and Splash and a succinct explanation of how a bill becomes a law conclude this amusing, informative account, certain to win the votes—and hearts—of dog-loving kids.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The tagteam narration with Senator Kennedy as himself and David de Vries as Splash brings intimacy and authenticity. Each takes pleasure in recounting their time together. The background music is zippy; sound effects include enthusiastic barks and students on tour.”

    AudioFile

  • “This canine bundle of friendly, panting fun takes readers on a tour of monuments and then describes a typical day…With its multicultural cast, nonpartisan viewpoint, and protagonist brimming with personality, this look inside the Beltway is a first choice for classrooms, tourists, and animal lovers everywhere.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author
Author Edward M. Kennedy

Edward M. Kennedy (1932–2009) represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for forty-seven years, making him one of the longest-serving senators in American history. In 2004 he began interviews at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. For his 2009 memoir, True Compass, he drew from his fifty years of contemporaneous notes from his personal diaries and worked closely on the book with Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Mark Twain: A Life.

About the Narrator

David de Vries, an Earphones Award–winning actor and director, spent three years in the cast of Wicked and was the last Lumiere in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared in numerous films and voiced commercial campaigns for companies large and small, including American Express, AT&T, UPS, Motorola, Georgia-Pacific, Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and Ford, among others.