Pittsburgh Children's Author Wins National Book Award For 'Bowtie Boone'

A unique dog's happy tale just received national recognition.

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- Meet Boone. He's a Beagle. But unlike the other howling hound dogs, he's got a set of wheels, a bow tie, and now, a national book award.

Boone's wheelchair helps him get around because he doesn't have any back legs. A Western Pennsylvania couple adopted him. And his owner decided to write a book about Boone's incredible adoption story and his journey to becoming a therapy dog. Turns out that his happy tale just won the 15th annual National Indy Excellence Award for Children's Nonfiction.

Boone's story is available on Amazon. And all of the proceeds go to Joey's Paw. It's an organization that provides prosthetics and wheelchairs to rescue pets in need.