A Coyote's in the House

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A Coyote's in the House is a 2004 novel written by Elmore Leonard. The book was Leonard's first novel for children. It was released on May 25, 2004, published by HarperEntertainment as a 160 page hardcover with the ISBN 0-06-054404-X.

A Coyote's in the House involves a hip coyote, and an aging movie-star dog who wants to trade places with him. The novel features references to an earlier novel by Leonard, Get Shorty, specifically to Harry Zimm and his production studio.

A 2004 review in The Independent describes how the coyote main character,

A Coyote's in the House
Antwan makes the acquaintance of Buddy, a German shepherd dog and pampered former film-star, and his friend and cohabitant Miss Betty, a cream-coloured show poodle. Buddy has a daring proposal: he and Antwan should trade places. Buddy's tired of being a pet and wants to run with the pack up in the hills, while Antwan wouldn't mind being fed twice a day for a change.[1]
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  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/a-coyotes-in-the-house-by-elmore-leonard-557902.html (Friday, 27 August 2004) Retrieved August 12, 2011.