Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera

  • by Joanna Lee Doster
  • Narrated by Andrea Emmes
  • 0 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This thrilling audiobook brings to life in vivid detail the ultimate doggie adventure about a lost dog who becomes a hero. What makes this story unique is that it was inspired by the author's real life Maltese dog, an animal actor, who performed in several operas at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Tails of Jaxx, with its introduction to French, is an ideal first chapter book for developing readers and a stimulus for creative writing, music, and art projects.
Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering, and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at the Metropolitan Opera.
Follow Jaxx as he tells his story while bravely coping with the challenges of adapting to living in an unfamiliar environment inside the opera house. He meets a lively cast of colorful characters, including other animals, but longs to be reunited with his family. He performs heroic deeds and encounters situations that are filled with surprises, both good and bad.
Root for Jaxx, as he fulfills his new dream of performing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera.
Ages 6-9; 5900 words; lexile level: 570L


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What made the experience of listening to Tails of Jaxx at the Metropolitan Opera the most enjoyable?

The inside view of being Jaxx, really cute perspective!!

Which scene was your favorite?

From the very beginning, the story pulls you into the world of Jaxx and it is a very enjoyable story to listen to.

Any additional comments?

Great short story, I am pretty sure if this was a whole novel it would have still been very enjoyable. I think this story if fun for both children and adult.

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For dog lovers everywhere

The life and adventures of a Maltese dog in New York from the dogs point of view. Wonderfully whimsical. My sister had a Maltese growing up and she would have lived this story immensely. Highly recommend it. Well written and well narrated. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2016
  • Publisher: Joanna Lee Doster