HarperCollins Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House
HarperCollins Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House

Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House

By Jill Twiss


Publication Date: September 28, 2021

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

New York Times bestselling author Jill Twiss’s tale of President Biden’s friendship with his German shepherd, Major, the first shelter dog in the White House. Told in the dog’s voice, and filled with Twiss’ signature humor and heart, this captivating picture book also includes back matter about past presidential pets and information on adopting shelter animals.

When President Joe Biden adopted his shelter dog Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018, their bond was immediate. President Biden rescued Major and provided him with a loving home. What he didn’t know is that Major would also rescue him too.Major tells the captivating, funny story of how he and Joe first met, and their journey to his brand new home, the White House.

As a first dog, Major has a lot of work to do! It’s not easy being a presidential dog. Major defends President Biden from vicious vacuum cleaners, helps in the garden by digging holes, and drinks afternoon tea from the toilet bowl, along with his buddy Champ. But his most important job of all is helping Joe become a better version of himself.Educational, fun, and adorable, this is a heartwarming book about the bond between a president and his very special shelter dog.

About the Author

Jill Twiss is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, The Someone New, and Everyone Gets a Say. She is also a comedy writer who has won multiple Emmys, WGA Awards, and Peabody Awards for her work as a staff writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In her not-so-spare time, Jill writes sentences for the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN and is working on a musical about the women of the Seneca Falls Convention. Visit her online at www.jilltwiss.com.Maribel Lechuga is the illustrator of Ten Beautiful Things and Seaside Stroll. She was fascinated by the cartoons of the 1990s, studied art at the prestigious Escuela de Arte 10 (Artediez) in Madrid, Spain, and since then has worked as a children’s illustrator for various publishing houses. A member of APIM (Madrid Professional Illustrators Association), Maribel lives in the suburbs of Madrid with her boyfriend and her lovely pet fish. Visit her online at www.maribellechuga.com.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

ISBN: 9780063118768

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