Bowser and Birdie

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467 ratings

Woof Publisher's Summary

Bowser is a dog detective on the loose, paired with an 11-year-old girl, Birdie. Bowser and Birdie live on the Louisiana coast with Birdie's Grammy. When a prize stuffed marlin is stolen from Grammy's bait and tackle shop, Birdie and Bowser decide to take on the case. But what looks like a straightforward break-in soon becomes as tangled as a tourist's fishing line.

Was Grammy hiding a treasure map in the marlin? What's up with Old Man Straker, owner of a rival tackle shop, and his juvenile-delinquent son? And most sinister of all, why does it suddenly look as if someone wants to harm Birdie?

Told entirely from Bowser's hilarious dog point of view, Woof launches a brand-new slightly slobbery but utterly winning detective duo.

©2015 Spencer Quinn (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Woof

    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: James Frangione
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 951

    Bowser is a dog detective on the loose, paired with an 11-year-old girl, Birdie. Bowser and Birdie live on the Louisiana coast with Birdie's Grammy. When a prize stuffed marlin is stolen from Grammy's bait and tackle shop, Birdie and Bowser decide to take on the case. But what looks like a straightforward break-in soon becomes as tangled as a tourist's fishing line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like meeting Chet in his "teens"! Love it!

    • By TW on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $17.15

  • Book 2

    • Arf

    • A Bowser and Birdie Novel
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: James Frangione
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Bowser the dog is doing great. He's been adopted by Birdie, the greatest girl in the world, and he gets lots of love, lots of walks, and sometimes even bacon! But why is Birdie looking so worried? Who broke into their house? Why is the new girl in town digging into the old mystery of what really happened to Birdie's dad, a policeman killed in the line of duty? Bowser better keep his ears perked and his paws at the ready. A murder case that went cold long ago is fixing to get way too hot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • juvenile story, good for 4th graders

    • By Trudy Owens on 05-04-16
    • A Bowser and Birdie Novel
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: James Frangione
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 269 ratings

    Regular price: $17.15

  • Book 3

    • Bow Wow

    • A Bowser and Birdie Novel
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: James Frangione
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    A bull shark in the swamp? No one in the Louisiana town of St. Roch believes it at first, but when a local boy has a face-to-face encounter with the toothy monster, every big fisherman is called out for the hunt. There's a big cash bounty on the shark. Sharp-eyed Birdie Gaux and her handsome dog, Bowser, can't help noticing that shark fever is causing some shady doings in town. For instance, where is Snoozy, the clerk who works at the Gaux family fishing store?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like the old Disney: kids and dogs are the heroes

    • By Trudy Owens on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $17.49