Filigree’s Midnight Ride

Title: Filigree's Midnight Ride
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: August 27, 2019
Contributors: Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst. Illustrated by Claire Powell
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Join Filigree, a five-pound Pomeranian, as he stows away on Paul Revere’s midnight ride in this first book of the At the Heels of History series, inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.

Filigree may be a small puff of a Pomeranian but he has a big, brave heart. As the Revere family dog, he’s ready to do his part to help the American colonists stand up to the British soldiers. But the other dogs, like Jove, Sam Adams’s Newfoundland, and even the Revere cat, Anvil, think Filigree is a joke. The Reveres’ daughter Frances is the only one who believes in him.

When Frances’s father, Paul Revere, leaves home on a secret mission, Filigree and Frances know they have to help, no matter how dangerous it might be. Will a pint-sized pup just be in the way, or can Filigree prove that even a very small dog can fight for freedom?


"With spot-on pacing and levity...this first in a new series is fun and accessible for readers who aren’t quite ready for Alison Hart’s 'Dog Chronicles.'"
School Library Journal

"This romp of a book looks at history through the eyes (and noses!) of the fictional dogs who may also have lived it. I smiled and cheered for our brave four-legged friends, and only at the end realized that I'd also raced through what amounts to class in school, proving that history isn't boring at all, especially when told by dogs, cats, and horses."

–Caroline Paul, author of Lost Cat and Gutsy Girl