Long Nose Legacy


When American Grand Champion, Amazing Grace, an aristocratic, snobby Russian Wolfhound–or Borzoi, as they are now called–gives birth to four noble puppies, her “American Royalty” litter makes a spectacular splash on the cover of Hound Beautiful magazine. Naturally, Gracie expects her puppies to receive all the pampering befitting their famous pedigrees so she skillfully schools them in the fine art of being a spoiled brat. Daughter Carnegie has inherited Gracie’s haughtiness, making her a most willing and gifted protege. Carnegie assumes she’ll be “pick of the litter” but when the coveted title goes to her humble but perfect sister, Madison, she’s resentful and scoffs at being a silly show dog.


Carnegie sets her sights on a loftier calling–living as royalty in the Imperial Palace in Russia and becoming a famous “woof hunter.” (Yes, “woof.” Carnegie has a speech impediment).  The only tiny problem is how to get from her home in New York, all the way to Russia on her own.


Madison is torn by loyalty to her owner, Garnett—who expects her to carry on their kennel’s legacy of Grand Champion show dogs—to Anastasia, the young girl who holds her heart—and to her scheming sister, Carnegie, whose selfish plans threaten the loss of everything and everyone Madison loves.

Will fame and royalty—or love and loyalty win out?

Middle grade children and dog lovers of all ages will be captivated by this funny, fanciful, and heartwarming adventure.  

"An undeniably fun, tail wagging romp. Eastman creates a family of canine characters with fabulously distinctive, sometimes conflicting personalities.

A must-read."

--BookLife Prize