A Pup Called Trouble by Bobbie Pyron

A Pup Called Trouble

“A beautifully written, fast-paced piece of storytelling. Brilliant!”
—Barbara O’Connor, award-winning author of Wish

Trouble is an overly-curious young coyote who gets in to all kinds of trouble when he gets lost in New York City! Can a crow named Mischief, an opossum named Rosebud, and a poodle named Minette help him find his way home?

April 2019 | Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062685230


Often, I get “story sparks” by things I read. I read an article about a coyote found running loose in downtown Manhattan in New York City. What, I wondered, was something as wild as a coyote doing in New York City? A couple of months later, I went to NYC for the first time. As I walked among the skyscrapers and through Central Park, I imagined what it must have been like for that coyote—what he’d seen and heard and smelled. Thus, Trouble was born.


Volunteer State Award Reading List 2020-2021
Junior Library Guild Selection
Finalist for Texas Horned Toad Tale, 2019-2020 list
Finalist for Rhode Island Children’s Book Award 2019-2020

“An enthralling adventure with heft and read-aloud potential. Fans of Kate DiCamillo and E.B. White will treasure Pyron’s book.”
Booklist, starred review

“Readers will be captivated as Trouble and his friends work together to find safety and home.”
School Library Journal

“A fast-paced, immersive exploration of urban wildlife from a satisfying animal point of view.”
Kirkus Reviews