Author(s): Sue Cowing
Compelling, courageous and completely unforgettable, "Call Me Drog" is a classic coming-of-age story that packs a strong emotional punch. Parker is a quiet, introverted eleven-year-old boy, coming to terms with his parents' divorce, when he stumbles upon Drog, an ugly green puppet left in the rubbish. But Drog is no ordinary puppet; he's a talking, sarcastic, obnoxious puppet...who won't let go of Parker's hand! Worst of all, no one believes that Drog - not Parker - is saying all of the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. When his best friend stops talking to him, and his dad threatens to sign him up to the Bradley Military Academy however, Parker finds that Drog is the only one he can talk to - and discovers that some of the things he says aren't all so obnoxious after all. And as Parker takes up aikido and builds up the courage to stand up to his father, he finds himself letting go of his worries...and finally, Drog lets go of his hand.
Sue Cowing was born in Illinois, U.S.A. and spent her idyllic childhood eating apples off trees, devouring fairy-tales and detective stories, and becoming the family story-teller. She taught American and Asian history for many years before giving up teaching to write full-time. Puppet Boy is her debut novel.