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The Adventures of Onyx and The Battle of the Bay Class Dogs
The Adventures of Onyx and The Battle of the Bay Class Dogs

The Adventures of Onyx and The Battle of the Bay Class Dogs

By Tyler Benson, Illustrated by David Geister

The Adventures of Onyx


32 Pages, 9.9 x 10.03

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: July 2015

ISBN 9780989284653

Rights: WOR

Ensign Benson Books LLC (Jul 2015)

Price: $14.99


Onyx and Hogan are celebrating at the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, Michigan, when they are called back to duty to battle the blaze of a tug and fuel barge that is on fire in Lake Michigan.  When the captain arrives on the bridge to brief the crew, she introduces Onyx and Hogan to their newest crewmember, Remi, another Coast Guard morale dog!  For this heart-stopping adventure, Hogan will have two trusty four-legged shipmates by his side.  And when Onyx's life is threatened during the rescue, Hogan will need all of Remi's strength and skill to help save her.

Author Biography

Tyler Benson is from St. Louis, Michigan.  He has served in the United States Coast Guard for more than 18 years.  He began writing short stories about his search and rescue adventures in the Coast Guard to educate his three young daughters about what Daddy does when he goes on duty for 48 hours at a time.  He wanted his daughters to learn the importance of service to their country and helping those in need.  To help his daughters better understand his job, Tyler wrote the stories featuring his real station's morale dog, Onyx.  These stories soon evolved into a dream.  This dream would be a tribute and a way to bring recognition to all who serve or have served in the United States Coast Guard.  Tyler is still currently serving in the United States Coast Guard in Highlands, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife, Kristy, and four children.David Geister is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist who specializes in historical art, picture book illustrations and landscape paintings.  He has illustrated over a dozen children's books including, The Adventures of Onyx series, B is for Battlecry, and Surviving the Hindenburg, to name a few.