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Corgis in printed word and pictures. Includes e-books and 'net comix as well — many of them do get published in mags or as actual printed books at some point!

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Accidental Tourist, The (1)

Category

Books

Year

1985

Country

USA

Written by

Anne Tyler

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Edward

Comments

The Accidental Tourist is possibly the most famous novel containing a significant Corgi sighting, being the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 1985.

As to the Corgi content,Carolyn Cannon says that "'The Accidental Tourist' should perhaps be required reading for any potential new corgi owner. Edward [is] a head-strong, nippy little dog with an attitude. We've known one or two of those in our lifetimes ;-) Edward is a Corgi in the book but which breed is not specified. My guess is that he's a Pembroke." However, Helen Turin thinks that "the dog in the book was actually a Cardigan" and adds: "I dimly remember reading at the time that Ann Tyler actually owned a Cardigan but I do not know from whence." I've decided to accept the latter theory.

For a more professional opinion on the book, we find that Larry McMurtry (of The New York Times Book Review says the following: "[This] is one of Anne Tyler's best books [but some] aspects of the novel do not entirely satisfy. One is the unaccountable neglect of Edward, the Corgi, in the last third of the book". Which is indeed pretty unsatisfying, even if according to Mr. McMurty "at the level of metaphor, however, [the author] has never been stronger".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Ace: The Very Important Pig

Category

Books

Year

1991

Written by

Dick King-Smith

Illustrated by

Lynette Hemmant (USA, Random House 1992, ISBN 0679819312)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Megan

Comments

From From Amazon.com: "The porcine hero of Babe, the Gallant Pig (Crown) might be disappointed that his great-grandson isn't interested in sheepherding, but Ace has his own gifts: he can understand Farmer Tubbs's every word. The author exploits his joyful sense of the absurd to the hilt, combining a gentle ribbing of country folk and their animal counterparts with genuine affection". The book features a "snobby corgi character", according to a Corgi-L posting, and additional information spotted at GoodReads (see Links below) adds that the Corgi (apparently called Megan) "thinks of herself as royalty because the Queen owns corgis." Which was a good reason in 1991 of course, even though not at this time of writing in 2019.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Adventures with Scamp

Full title

Corgi Coloring: Adventures with Scamp

Category

Books

Subcategory

Adult coloring books

Country

USA

Art by

Katie Fiete

Published by

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1539713814 (ISBN13: 9781539713814)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Scamp

Comments

This is the first book in Katie Fiete's Corgi Coloring series of adult coloring books, in which Scamp the Pembroke goes on, well, adventures in various places. Contains 23 different scenes to work on.

Scamp books are included in CSDb because his adventures tend to take him to decidedly fictional places, such as to visit the fairies.

Links


All for Love

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1984 (first printing), reprinted 2000 and 2012

Edited by

Tasha Tudor

Illustrated by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Philomel (first printing), Simon & Schuster (reprints)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

A poetry book with poems selected, edited and illustrated by Tasha Tudor. The book also contains a section on traditions of Mrs. Tudor and her family. Simon & Schuster has reprinted this in 2000 and 2012. The versions probably have essentially the same content but the reprints have a Corgi on the cover for an added bonus. Annette Sheppard informs us that some of the interior illustrations also feature Pembrokes, as do several of Mrs. Tudor's other books: see the Corgiville series for more details.

Links


Beanie The Corgi Goes To Washington, DC Coloring Book

Category

Books

Country

USA

Published by

Kids Know Products, Parks & History Association (first printing)

SKU

6000038933 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Beanie

Comments

Once upon a time Parkexplorer.org site said that "Beanie the Corgi is an adventurous little dog touring the sites of Washington, DC. Follow him through the monuments, memorials and museums in these fun-to-color pages complete with interesting descriptions of the sites he visits. For ages 5 and up". Features a Pembroke who bills himself as "the coolest tour dog in Washington, DC" (according to a Corgi-L posting). The aforementioned information has since vanished and one can assume that this booklet is on the rare side.


The Big Cat Nap

Full title

The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Bantam

ISBN

0345530446 (Bantam edition, published April 3 2012; first edition published January 1 2012)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

So we've come to the 20th installment of the Mrs. Murphy Mystries series! In this book, the sleuthing cat Mrs. Murphy and her "fiercely loyal" Pemrboke Corgi sidekick Tee Tucker tackle the mystery of murdered car mechanics.

This book seems to be getting a bit more positive reviews than the few previous ones in the series so it looks to be a fitting landmark. It also appears that the author has saved some of her political zeal (that, according to some, has marred her mystery novel writing for a while) for Sneaky Pie for President published later the same year. Having not read this or indeed any of Ms. Brown's books, I can only encourage anyone interested to make up their own mind.

Links

Information and reviews @ GoodReads


Boku wa imouto ni koi wo suru (1)

English title

I Love my Younger Sister

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2003-2005

Country

Japan

Written by

AOKI Kotomi

Art by

AOKI Kotomi

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Yori

Comments

While there are probably a nearly endless number of hentai (erotic/smut) mangas portraying incest, this one attempts a serious dramatic treatment of the taboo subject. Even given that and assuming you are a manga fan, it's probably still not for those easily offended.

The Corgi content ratio in the series is however high starting from Volume 3, Episode 15 (at least some translations call the episodes "Secrets") in which Iku receives a pembroke puppy from her twin brother/lover Yori (and names it after him). Apparently, apart from its kawaii drawing style, the puppy is fairly realistically portayed.

Otherwise, I have not much interest in either the subject matter or the media so I must say I only perused the available pages cursorily and can't really vouch for the quality of the plot or the art, but since there is also an anime OVA from 2005 and a live action movie from 2007 (apparently without a Corgi in it) based on this, it appears to have been a somewhat popular concept.

Links

About the manga @ Wikipedia


Brat Pack

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00CPFM4PM

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

The fourth installment in Karen Harbert's dog show whodunnit series Murder at the Dog Show.

In this book, the human protagonist of the series, mental health administrator and Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeder Jennifer Brooks and her young friend Sabrina get mixed up in a number of nasty crimes (from child molestation to murder), and soon Monty is called upon to save the day once again.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Brood Bitch: A Mother's Reflection

Category

Books

Year

2002

Written by

Celia Townsend Wells

Published by

Purdue University Press (1st UK hardcover edition)

ISBN

1557532362 (first UK hardcover edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Various Pembrokes reared by the narrator

Comments

From Amazon UK: "Brood Bitch is a mother's reflection inspired by her hand-raising a litter of Pembroke Welsh corgis whose own mother died after a Caesarian delivery". This book is apparently not so much into entertainment but instead into heavy philosophical stuff, dealing with "the vast scope of motherhood in both corgis and women — its variations, illusions, ideals, realities, frustrations, rewards". Corgis should be fairly central to the plot (insofar as there is a plot) and it's apparently only "inspired by" real life, not autobiographical. On those counts, it's included here as a "full sighting".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Calculated Risk

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00MS89KWG

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

In this the seventh book of Karen Harbert's mystery series Murder at the Dog Show, mental health administrator and part-time sleuth Jennifer Brooks find herself involved with an insurance claim, an apparently accidental death and a disappearance. Luckily her Cardigan Monty is there to once again help her out.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cardigan Corgi Capers

Full Title

Cardigan Corgi Capers - Dragons, Snails & Cardigan Tales

Category

Books

Year

2011

Country

Australia

Written by

Fay Beet

Photography by

Jan West

Published by

Press Here

ISBN

978-0-646-54796-1

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring dogs

The Cardigans at Llandaff

Comments

From the official site of the artists: "If you love dogs and cute fairytale critters then this book is for you. Enjoy the delightful collection of whimsical artwork and photographs as the book spells out the words 'Cardigan Welsh Corgis'. Each letter of the phrase has a page with a picture and a poem". Combining photography with watercolour artwork, this looks to be yet another cute children's book featuring Corgis, more specifically Cardigans. It's reasonably sizeable at 56 pages (softcover) for such.


Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy

Category

Books

Year

2016

Country

USA

Written by

Jeffrey M. Poole

Published by

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1539869865 (ISBN13: 9781539869863)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring dogs

Sherlock & Watson

Comments

Part the second in the Corgi Case Files cozy mystery series. Zack Anderson has gained a new Corgi, somewhat predictably named Watson, just in time to help him and his older Pembroke Sherlock to solve a murder apparently commited by a 3,000 year old mummy...

Links

Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy information and reviews @ GoodReads


Case of the One-Eyed Tiger

Category

Books

Year

2015

Country

USA

Written by

Jeffrey M. Poole

Published by

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1517330343 (ISBN13: 9781517330347)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring dog

Sherlock

Comments

A sleepy town in somewhere in the more-rural-than-not USA and an amateur sleuth with a Corgi for a company... Sound familiar? Well, all the same this is the first book in a new (for CSDb) whodunnit series called Corgi Case Files.

The protagonist Zack Anderson (a somewhat rare male one in a cozy mystery thriller) inherits an estate from one of his late wife's relatives and ends up in Pomme Valley, Oregon — and under suspicion of theft and murder. Luckily, he also comes by a Corgi named Sherlock who seems to have an unusual knack for sniffing out clues...

Links

Case of the One-Eyed Tiger information and reviews @ GoodReads


Cat of the Century

Category

Books

Year

2010

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0553807072

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Around mid-2000's it was predicted by some that Ms. Brown's long running Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series would be winding down but over a decade later (in 2018), to much delight of the fans I'm sure, there is no actual sign of that.

This title is the 18th in the series and (according to GoodReads, see link below) involves "Harry's beloved and tart-tongued Aunt Tally [who] is about to turn the big 1-0-0". To honour the event, "the alumnae association of her alma mater sees an opportunity to [ ...] recoup some of the school revenue lost in the cratered economy. But soon [...] a suspicious transaction is discovered in the association's account: board member Mariah D'Angelo has mysteriously withdrawn and then replaced $25,000. But was that enough to get her killed? Mariah's car is on campus, she's gone missing, and Tucker has found human blood near the school's stables". And so it's once again up to the intrepid trio of animals, including the series titular cat Mrs. Murphy and her aforementioned Corgi sidekick Tee Tucker, to help save the day.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cat on the Scent

Category

Books

Year

1999

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

American Artists, Inc. / Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0-553-09971-X (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 7 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books. Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve a missing person case AND a murder connected with the local politics over a new reservoir. From author's official site: "While the clever tiger cat and her friends sift through clues that just don't fit together, more than a few locals fear that the ensuing scandal will force well-hidden secrets into the harsh light of day. In the end, Mrs. Murphy's relentless tracking has consequences even she cannot imagine. When her efforts place loved ones in danger, it takes more than a canny kitty and her team of animal sleuths to set things right again".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Catch as a Cat Can

Category

Books

Year

2002

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Art by

Michael Gellatly (line art, presumably in the 1st printing)

Published by

Bantam Doubleday Dell (assumed first printing)

ISBN

0553107445 (assumed first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

This is number 10 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. This time, a case of stolen hubcaps leads to murders and mayhem. I'm starting to wonder if anybody dies from old age or illness in the small towns of Virginia? From Barnes&Noble: "As [Harry] and her furry cohorts — the cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker — get mud on their boots and paws mapping local terrain and relationships and sniffing out telltale scents of villainy, someone is watching their every move". A Corgi-L poster comments on the line illustrator Michael Gellatly: "[He] has really caught the fluffy butt, the stubbies, the Corginess. Too bad he didn't do the illustration for the cover, but we can't have everything, I guess!".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cat's Eyewitness

Category

Books

Year

2005

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Art by

Michael Gellatly (line art, first printing)

Published by

Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (first printing)

ISBN

0553801643 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

In mid-2000's, Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series was considered by some to be winding down and in fact many presumed this, the 13th outing for the series-titular cat Mrs. Murphy and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker, would be the last — which turned out to not to be the case at all.

On the subject of Cat's Eyewitness specifically, it seems to deal less than previously with the talking, sleuthing animals and more with issues such as religion and lesbianism. Of course there still are murders to be solved and a "shocking revelation of a mystery that has perplexed the citizens of Crozet for ages" to be discovered.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cats with Hands

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Joe Martin

Art by

Joe Martin

Published by

Tribune Media Services

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Matty

Comments

One of the many creations of the "most prolific cartoonist in the World", Cats with Hands is "is anything but your typical fat-cat strip. In his latest and most imaginative creation, Joe Martin depicts a cat-centric universe without humans — a high-concept fantasy where cats live out human lives, yet remain, well, cats" (as stated on the now vanished Tribune Media website). In addition to intelligent cats — now there's an oxymoron (-;) — the cartoon also features talking mice and dogs. One the latter is a semiregularly appearing pembroke (breed confirmed by the author) Matty. She's not on very often, unfortunately.

Links

Official site of the comic


Celebrating with Scamp

Full title

Corgi Coloring: Celebrating with Scamp

Category

Books

Subcategory

Adult coloring books

Country

USA

Art by

Katie Fiete

Published by

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1981457399 (ISBN-13: 978-1981457397)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Scamp

Comments

Scamp the Pembroke, the protagonist of Katie Fiete's Corgi Coloring series of adult coloring books, celebrates various holidays in this December 2017 installment of the series. Fifty pages for your pasttime.

Scamp books are included in CSDb because his adventures tend to take him to decidedly fictional places, such as to visit the fairies.

Links


Church Castle Corgis

Full title

Church Castle Corgis: The Tales From Church Castle Corgis Book One

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Susan Wilson

Published by

FriesenPress (first printing hardcover)

ISBN

1460228340 (ISBN-13: 978-1460228340)

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Butler and Matilda (?)

Comments

Described by the publisher as "juvenile fiction" (see "Links" below), this fantasy novel tells the story of Holly Brown who moves from New York to live on a farm. Among the animals that come with her new property are two "magical" Corgis (of undisclosed exact breed, probably named after two of the author's nine Corgis, Butler and Matilda). The dogs tag along when their new owner decides to go on an adventure in a magic alternate world called the Lands. A second book in the apparently intented series has remained unpublished as of September 2019.

Links

About the book @ publisher's site

Claws And Effect

Category

Books

Year

2001

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

This is number 9 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. From Barnes&Noble: "Hank Brevard, the hospital's plant manager, has had his throat slit from ear to ear, a violent and gruesome crime that no one can make sense of at first. [It's] Harry's trio of four-footed companions — her cats, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and her corgi, Tucker — who discover the real secret at the hospital, which is connected to the facility's former function as a cornerstone of the Underground Railroad".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cora Cassidy and the Craven Corgi

Category

Books

Country

USA

Written by

Val Muller

Illustrated by

Yuming Cao

Published by

Bellows Books

ISBN

1940553032, 978-1940553030

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Raven

Comments

A childrens' picture book about a scaredy Pembroke who's owner, the titular Cora, tries to get him to see the bright side of each day. Somewhat unfortunately, Raven is based on author's own Pembroke Yoda who, like his fictonal counterpart, is afraid of very many things indeed. Hopefully there is a happy ending to both the book and to Yoda's real life tale.

Links

The author blogs about the publication of the book here


Corgi Chronicles, The

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Laura M. Madsen

Published by

Alternate Universe Books

ISBN

1484842227 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Pippin

Comments

This "middle-grade contemporary fantasy novel" (as described by the author) plays on the old Welsh tale of Corgis acting as steeds for faeries. The protagonist, according to the book's back cover blurb, "lives undercover with a human family but his secret mission is to serve Aliiana, an earth fairy, as her faithful steed". The novel has received good reviews (see Links below) but as of yet, despite the name, there is no sequel.

Links

Info and reviews @ Goodreads


Corgi Comics

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Kiwi

Art by

Kiwi

Corgi breed

Pembroke (well, most of them seem to be...)

Starring role

Wasabi

Starring dog

Wasabi

Comments

This succintly named web comic is a mixed media venture constructed around manipulated photographs of corgis. The main protagonist is unsurpringly enough the fantasy version of the author's pembroke Wasabi, who gets into a number of (mis)adventures set in a dog-populated fairy land.

Sadly, the real life Wasabi has passed away (September 25, 2018) so it doesn't seem very like this comic will be updated any more, but for now the original episodes from 2007 are still available at the link below.

Links

Corgi Comics website


Corgi Games, The

Full title

The Corgi Games — Illustrated Doggerel

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Susan Alison

Art by

Susan Alison

Published by

Createspace

ISBN

147766713X

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Various corgis participating in the titual event

Comments

According to GoodReads, this (children's) illustrated e-book tells a tale "in which Welsh Corgi dogs engage in various forms of sport (including sack racing) in their usual stylish and winning way". Told in rhyme and illustrated by the author.

See also Woofs of Wisdom on Writing.

Links

The Author talks about the book @ her GoodReads blog


Corgi Tale, A

Full Title

A Corgi Tale: A Short Novel about Short Dogs

Category

Books

Year

2015

Country

USA

Written by

J. Adaryn

Published by

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1500278602, 978-1500278601

Corgi breed

Cardigan, Pembroke

Starring dogs

Arthen & Eigra (Pembrokes) and Stubby (Cardigan)

Comments

According to Amazon.com, this is "a satirical adventure — with Corgis! Eigra and Arthen used to be ordinary Pembroke Welsh Corgis puppies [...] until the mysterious Cardigan Welsh Corgi Stubby visits them. The puppies learn that they are Wild Corgis — not meant to be pets — and escape into the woods with Stubby that night, headed toward the Land of the Corgi in the country of Wales."

I'm pretty sure my Corgis have never been particularly inclined to live as wild dogs as opposed to rather pampered pets but apparently, mileages vary... Anyway, this novel (clocking at 206 pages) was originally written for the NaNoWriMo YWP contest and inspired by the author's Pembroke Spock.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Corgis!

Category

Books

Year

2006

Country

USA

Written by

Colette Anjou

Art by

Evie Anderson

Published by

E & E Publishing

ISBN

0974893374

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Various Corgis reportedly loosely based on Evie Anderson's corgis Chloe and Gwen

Comments

Product description from Amazon.com for this succintly named book reads: "enjoy the antics of a community of Welsh Corgi dogs in this illustrated romp at home, at play and on the town!"

Much touted by adult reviewers for Ms. Aderson's "deligthfully whimsical" illustrations, the intented demographic is maybe something like three-year-olds. In other words, it's yet another children's book with corgis in it, this time in a very obvious starring role.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Corgis Rule!

Full title

Corgis Rule! a Dog Lover's Colouring Book

Category

Books

Subcategory

Adult coloring books

Year

2016

Country

United Kingdom

Art by

Susan Alison

Published by

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1533390754 (ISBN-13: 978-1533390752)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Susan Alison, author and illustrator of The Corgi Games and Woofs of Wisdom on Writing has also tried her hand at creating adult coloring books. This particular one contains 45 pages showing Pembrokes involved in various more or less fictional activities for you to work over.

This entry is about the A4 size edition of the book, there is also a "pocket sized" version that presumably has the same content so it doesn't have it's own entry. See "Links" below for a GoodReads information page.

Links

GoodReads links:


Corgihouse Weihnachtspostamt, Das

Category

Books

Country

Germany

Written by

Billie Stahl

Illustrated by

Billie Stahl

Corgi breed

Cardigan & Pembroke

Comments

In The Corgihouse Christmas Post Office, Billie Stahl has created a somewhat innovative "advent calendar in the form of a picture book". It is based on the Corgihouse advent calendar 2009, has a short introduction in German, English and French. Originally available in either hardcover or softcover, it is currently unavailable at www.corgihouse.de and very possibly out of print too.

Quoting from the link below:
"Each day from 1st to 24th December will cover a double page: Go to the Xmas Post Office on the left page and try to find the clue for the surprise waiting for you on the right page."

Links

The book's English presentation page


Corgiville Christmas

Category

Books

Year

2003

Country

USA

Written by

Tasha Tudor

Art by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Boyds Mills Press

ISBN

1932425004 (first edition hardcover)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Various denizens of Corgiville

Comments

From Barnes&Noble: "In this third story set in imaginary Corgiville, home to corgis, cats, rabbits and some eccentric families, Christmas is coming". That about sums it up, I think, but to rephrase: it's a Christmas time book set in Corgiville we've come to know from the two previous books in the Corgiville series: the plot, however, does not carry over from the previous books. There's a Japanese edition that has been around for a while longer, but this is the first US edition.

Links


Corgiville Fair

Category

Books

Year

1971

Country

USA

Written by

Tasha Tudor

Art by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Little, Brown & Company

ISBN

0316853127 (Little Brown & Company's first edition hardcover)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Various denizens of Corgiville

Comments

From Tasha Tudor's website (see Links): "In Corgiville, as in any small towns all over America, the biggest event of the year is the fair. The sights, sounds, smells, and all the fun and excitement of a typical small-town fair are captured with humor and affection both in the text and in the marvelously detailed watercolor paintings." Corgiville Fair is a children's book with watercolor paintings depicting a goat race held in a town peopled by Welsh Corgis as well as cats, rabbits and green trolls. Presumably very heart-warming stuff here for the adults as well. This is the first book in the Corgiville series, although the plot does not carry over into the sequels. Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series link above for more details.

Links


Cooper

Full title

The Puppy Place: Cooper

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Ellen Miles

Published by

Scholastic Inc.

ISBN

054560382X, 9780545603829

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Cooper

Comments

This is #35 in a long-running series about various puppies being rescued and helped to find new homes by the children of Peterson family, Lizzie and Charles. This is the only part in the series to feature a Corgi, since Ms. Miles hasn't seen fit to write one about a Cardi — as of yet anyway. The book is recomended for 3rd to 5th graders.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Courageous Corgi, The

Category

Books

Year

2004

Country

USA

Written by

Lea Herrick

Art by

Lea Herrick (?)

Published by

Cherokee Books

ISBN

978-1930052178 (presumed 1st edition, September 2004)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Ramsey

Comments

Ms. Herrick's corgi book begins like a proper fairytale: "Once upon a time, on a windswept island in a faraway land called Wales, there lived a little corgi dog named Ramsey..." It's still not too childish apparently and is being recommended "for the whole family". The book is based on the real life story of the author's own rescue Corgi, but is presented from Ramsey's point of view and thus qualifies as fiction. Kindle edition is also available.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Cowboy Bebop Manga

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

1999-2000 (2nd series, 1st series came out — no points for guessing — ealier)

Country

Japan

Written by

Hajime Yadate (this is a pen name used by various writers)

Art by

Cain Kuga (1st series), Nanten Yutaka (2nd series)

Published by

Sunrise

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Ein

Comments

The old adage "where there's anime, there's manga" holds true with Cowboy Bebop. Sunrise has published two series of further adventures of Ein the data dog and the group of bountyhunters he has adopted as his family. These have also been published in USA by AnimeNation, the 1st series under the title Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star. According to the Future Blues site (see links below), "The Cowboy Bebop Manga version ran in the Monthly manga collection called Asuka Fantasy DX. Like the TV series, the Manga appears to be episodic in nature, each volume of DX containing a separate adventure". It's also worth noting that the character designs for the 1st series differ quite a bit from those in the anime show and the 2nd series. I presume Ein is still a Pembroke in it though.

There is also a non-canonical manga sequel of sorts (it essentially rewrites certain bits of the original anime show's ending I don't care to spoil for you) but it doesn't feature Ein or any other corgis AFAIK, so it'll be safe to ignore.

Links

About the manga @ Future Blues


Cowpie Corgi

Full title

Cowpie Corgi: A Dog's Tale

Category

Books

Year

2007

Country

USA

Written by

Randi Yocum

Art by

Sam Yocum

Published by

Grace Enterprises

ISBN

0966362934, 9780966362930

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Scout

Comments

Based on a review at GoodReads, this is a children's book about a farm Corgi named Scout who has gotten a bit dirty and is trying his very best to avoid getting a bath, but is tricked by the other farm animals into getting progressively smellier... Apparently it is based on real events, which isn't too difficult to believe.


Cruel Candy

Category

Books

Year

2017

Country

USA

Written by

Mildred Abbott

Published by

Independently (self?) published

ISBN

1973449293, 9781973449294 (first printing paperback)

A SIN

B077XMYWNQ (Kindle edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Watson

Comments

When the blurb for a book starts with "Estes Park, Colorado: picturesque mountains, charming shops, delightful bakeries, a cozy bookstore... and murder" and it's up on CSDb you can immediately tell it's yet another cozy mystery featuring a Corgi — and not unexpectedly, the start of a series (of which no less than eight parts came out within a year[!]).

This time our amateur sleuth is Winifred ("Fred") Page, returning home to Estes Park (a real world location for a change) to start her life anew after a divorce and a business partnership catastrophe, to open a bookstore ("The Cozy Corgi" that also names the series) and to run afoul of a murder. Luckily she has her Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the aptly named Watson, for a sidekick.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Curtain Calls and Fire Halls

Full title

Corgi Capers: Curtain Calls and Fire Halls

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Val Muller

Published by

Dancing with Bear Publishing

ISBN

0692322124 / 9780692322123

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Zeph and Sapphie

Comments

The third installment in this series of "middle-grade mystery novels" finds young sleuth Adam Hollinger with a case of money stolen from firefighters on his hands. Adam's two Pembrokes Zeph and Sapphie are on for the ride as well of course, although it appears they are more interested in escaping to the woods than in catching the thief. The Corgis in the Corgi Capers books are based on author's two Pembrokes Yoda and Leia.

Links

Official home page of Corgi Capers


Dark Tower, The

Full title

The Dark Tower Volume VII: The Dark Tower

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2004

Country

USA

Written by

Stephen King

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Marlowe

Comments

This is the grand finale of Stephen King's epic American fantasy The Dark Tower, a sprawling series that gets A+ for effort but B- for the quality (from me, obviously — see "Links" below for a great many very positive reviews). The final volume is not quite the most flawed of the bunch but it does come close. Among its redeeming features is the very brief but heartwarming appearance of Marlowe the tough old Pembroke in Part Three, Chapter IV, Subchapter 4 (yes, it's that kinda book). Now technically Marlowe was a real dog, Mr. King's dog in fact, but here his appearance, as that of his master, is quite fictionalized enough for inclusion. Say thankya.

PS. For those who might want to delve into the series anyway, there is the fact that one of the main characters is Oy, a talking (sort of anyway), vermin-hunting fantasy animal, who is rather obviously a not-Corgi. The fact is almost spelled out near the end of this novel. However, as King doesn't own up to Oy being a Corgi (and like I said, he's not officially even a dog), the series only counts for a minor sighting.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Death at Buckingham Palace

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1996

Country

Canada

Written by

C. C. Benison (pen name of Doug Whiteway)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

various pems of the Queen Of Britain

Comments

The first book in the Her Majesty Investigates series (alternatively know as Jane Bee - Housemaid to the Queen). A mystery thriller where Her Majesty the Queen assings her Canadian housemaid to investigate a murder. According to Susan Bemus, "The Royal Corgis are very peripheral to the storyline, but they're there!". The Random House paperback even has them on the cover, see Links below.

Links


Death at Sandringham House

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1997

Country

Canada

Written by

C. C. Benison (pen name of Doug Whiteway)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

various pems of the Queen Of Britain

Comments

The second book in the Her Majesty Investigates series (alternatively know as Jane Bee - Housemaid to the Queen). A mystery thriller where Her Majesty the Queen assings her Canadian housemaid to investigate a murder. According to Susan Bemus, "The Royal Corgis are very peripheral to the storyline, but they're there!".

Links


Death at Windsor Castle

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1998

Country

Canada

Written by

C. C. Benison (pen name of Doug Whiteway)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

various pems of the Queen Of Britain

Comments

Third and the latest (and very likely the last, as the author seems to feel it's no longer sensible to continue writing in general) in the Jane Bee - Housemaid to the Queen series. A mystery thriller where Her Majesty the Queen assings her Canadian housemaid to investigate a murder. According to Susan Bemus, "The Royal Corgis are very peripheral to the storyline, but they're there!".

Links


Death March

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00AMNFRTY

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

Third book in Karen Harbert's dog show whodunnit series Murder at the Dog Show.

For this installment, our interprid amateur detective, mental health administrator and Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeder Jennifer Brooks heads to Oregon with his champion Cardigan Monty for a (probably imaginary) dog show circuit that gives this book it's unusually sinister-sounding name. Not that there actually aren't sinister things afoot, of course...

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Deceit on Dorset Drive

Full title

Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Val Muller

Published by

Dancing With Bear Publishing

ISBN

0615592236 / 978-0615592237

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Zeph and Sapphie

Comments

The first in a series of "middle-grade mystery novels" (targeting readers aged 8–12). Fifth-grader Adam Hollinger has two Corgi puppies on his hands and a series of neighborhood burglaries that has left police stumped to solve. Adam's two Pembrokes, the scaredy Zeph and the rambunctious Sapphie, are based on author's two Pembrokes Yoda and Leia that have the same mentality as their fictious counterparts.

Links

Official home page of Corgi Capers


Diamond Age, The

Full title

The Diamond Age: Or A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1995

Country

USA

Written by

Neal Stephenson

Published by

Bantam Spectra

ISBN

First editions: 0-553-09609-5 (hardcover), 0-553-38096-6 (paperback)

Corgi breed

Not disclosed, probably Pembroke

Starring role

Several corgis of Constable Moore, an important minor character

Comments

This much lauded and influential postcyberpunk novel (it won both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1996 and was shortlisted for the Nebula) contains some brief mentions of Corgis. They belong to one of the minor characters, Constable Moore, who takes one the book's principal protagonist, Nell, under his tutelage at one point.

Stephenson's trademark wry prose paints the dogs as something of nuisance, as evidenced for example in the first sentence where they are mentioned: "Constable Moore himself could be descried behind a screen of somewhat leggy rhododendrons, hard at work with a shovel, constantly harassed by angle-biting Corgis." There are just some three or four short scenes where they put in an appearance as well, but all the same, despite being a bit lacking of a consistent plot, The Diamond Age is a quite sound work and moreover requisite reading for anyone interested in the development of modern science fiction.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Diamond in the Ruff

Category

Books

Year

2001

Country

USA

Written by

Emily Carmichael (real name Emily Krokosz)

Published by

Bantam

ISBN

0553582836 (ISBN13: 9780553582833)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Miss Piggy

Comments

Not to be confused with great many books of the same name, this is the second part in a light comedic romance series featuring Miss Piggy, a pembroke who in fact is a reincarnated human woman. From Amazon.com: "Piggy, the conniving corgi from Carmichael's Finding Mr. Right, is back to defuse danger and play cupid in this cute and cuddly romantic caper. This time Piggy must find a mate for Joey DeMato, a hardworking wedding planner who has little time for men or corgis [...] Piggy's monologues interrupt the novel's pacing and are often redundant, but her sassy demeanor keeps the tale lively. Dog lovers and romance readers will enjoy this satisfying stocking stuffer". Beverly Morgan Lewis says (on Corgi-L): "I think it would make a cute movie: The Wedding Planner meets The Bodyguard meets Beethoven". See the series page for Miss Piggy's other (mis)adventures.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Diggby

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Pam Bliss

Art by

Pam Bliss

Published by

Paradise Valley Comics

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Bob

Comments

According to the long defunct Paradise Valley Comics site (see "Links" below for possibly the last version with actual content), Diggby tells the tale of "Diggby — wacky living cartoon plus his longsuffering creator, cartoonist Eve Moon, and her philosophical corgi, Bob". Diggby has appeared in at least the following Paradise Valley comic books and collections: Big Diggby Flip Book (a big surprise there...), Dog & Pony Show (Paperback - 180 pages; published July 12, 2001; ISBN 0970944209) and Goblin.

Links


Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1982 (March, probable first edition)

Country

USA

Published by

Knopf (probable first edition)

ISBN

0394523814 (probable first edition)

Written by

Anne Tyler

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

This Anne Tyler novel about a dysfunctional family reputedly contains a very brief mention of Corgis.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Dog Dance of Snikia

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book (a novella, really)

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Richard Wolkomir

ASIN

B00KUR68AE

Published by

Amazon Kindle

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Snikia(?)

Comments

A novella published on Kindle, presumably inspired by how a "Pembroke Welsh corgi came to live with us, and I got to thinking I could read his mind", as explained by the author on Amazon.com. Short and possibly also more autobiographical than fictional, I decided to list this story int the Minor sighting category.

Links

About the novella @ GoodReads


Dog For Richard, A

Category

Books

Year

1960

Country

USA (probably originally published in UK)

Written by

Essex Hope

Art by

Faith Jacques

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Bob(by)

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "Bob, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup [is] given to Richard for his birthday. Richard is most upset that the puppy isn't allowed to sleep in bed with him and he is also upset at the names the family have suggested for the new pup. He names the puppy Bob, but calls him Bobby in private [...] Bob runs away in terror during a fireworks display and the story follows his adventures to a happy ending". This book is apparently somewhat on a rare side.


Dogpyre Syndrome, The

Full title

The Dogpyre Syndrome: The Winnie Chronicles: Book Two

Category

Books

Year

2015 (1st edition)

Country

USA

Written by

Sandy Woolworth

Illustrated by

Carol Tippit Woolworth

ISBN

0985264527 (ISBN13: 9780985264529)

Published by

Tipworth Press (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Winnie Dumont

Comments

Second part in a series of illustrated Corgi books for all ages.

Things get weirder this time around for Winnie, a courageous corgi in a wheelchair. According to Goodreads (see "Links" below) "a gang of blood sucking, mindless dogs, known as Dogpyres [...] have turned Winnie's little neighborhood upside down and everyone's scrambling to find out why".

The protagonist is based on the author's own dog (also called Winnie).

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Dogs

Alternate title

The Little Golden Book of Dogs

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1952

Country

USA

Written by

Nita Jonas

Art by

Tibor Gergely (1957 edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "There are short poems and simple drawings of 20 breeds. The Corgi:
'The Welsh Corgi is brown with four little white socks
He's a very good watchdog and looks like a fox
With his tiny stub tail and his sharp little face
He seems quite at home almost any old place'.
The book referred to at CRPWCC site is most likely the 1957 edition and is listed as the Little Golden Book #260, but it has been previously (in 1952) published under the alternate title The Little Golden Book Of Dogs. Barnes & Noble listed this last with series number of 532, but very likely the numbers should be the other way around. Also, it is possible that the earlier edition had photos instead of Gergely's drawings. To confuse the issue further, there are several other books in the Golden Books line about dogs that probably don't mention Corgis...

Anyway, a rather marginal addition to the database, but the poem is too cute to pass up on (-;)

Links


Dogzilla

Category

Books

Year

1993

Country

USA

Written by

Dave Pilkey

Art by

Dav Pilkey

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Dogzilla

Starring dog

Leia

Comments

From the author's site back in the day: "A spoof of the movie Godzilla, with dog and mice characters. When Dogzilla invades Mousopolis, the rodent inhabitants must decide on a plan to rid themselves of this terrible menace before their city is chewed to pieces. [...] A wacky tale featuring colorful collages, manipulated photographs, and paintings. Warning: Some material may be too goofy for grown-ups!".

Prolific children's book author Dav Pilkey is probably best known for his Captain Underpants series of superhero spoof books, this is one his less well known earlier efforts. In fact even the author himself no longer seems to regard it worth mentioning in his site's bibliography.

inks

About the book @ GoodReads


Dr. Nightingale Follows a Canine Clue

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2001

Country

USA

Written by

Lydia Adamson (real name Franklin B. King)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Huck

Comments

Another cozy mystery novel (the 12th and so far the last in the Dr. Deirdre Quinn Nightingale AKA Dr. Nightingale Mystery series), with a woman veterinarian doing the sleuthing and a Corgi involved in the murder plot — albeit as a witness: according to Raelene Gorlinsky, "Huck the corgi witnessed his owner's murder, but that was no help to the humans trying to solve the case. Quote: 'He was the living witness. But neither she nor the authorities spoke Corgi tongue. It was a very exotic language'".

Despite him being on the book's cover, there is apparently rather little of Huck in the book so I've demoted it to minor sighting status.

inks

About the book @ GoodReads


Eläinlääkäri vauhdissa

Original English title

Vet in a Spin

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1979 (1st Finnish printing)

Country

Finland (original: United Kingdom)

ISBN

951-1-05407-4 (1st Finnish printing)

Published by

Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava

Written by

James Herriot

Finnish translation by

Heidi Järvenpää

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Kippari

Comments

This is the Finnish translation of Vet in a Spin containing the short story Jingo & Skipper.

Och samma på Finska:

Novelli Jingo & Skipper on julkaistu suomeksi kirjan Eläinlääkäri vauhdissa neljäntenä lukuna. Hieman epäloogisesti (ihmisten nimet on jätetty suomentamatta) Jingosta on tullut Jeppe ja novellin tosiasiallisesta eläinpäähenkilöstä, Skipper-Corgista Kippari: "Samanaikaisesti Jeppen erottamaton ystävä Corgi Kippari kalusi hellästi Jeppen takajalkaa." Vanhan alfacorgin ja sen rakkaan elävän purulelun, nuoren bullterrierin, tarina on surumielinen, mutta loppu sentään onnellinen.

Novelli itsessään pyörii melko pitkälti Corgin ympärillä, mutta muussa kirjassa sitä tai muitakaan corgeja ei mainita. Siksi olen laskenut tämän vain "pikkuhavainnoksi".


Enid Blyton's Jolly Story Book

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1944 (1st edition)

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Enid Blyton

Illustrated by

Eileen A. Soper (1st edition)

Published by

Hodder & Stoughton (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

This book apparently marks the first publication of The Kind Little Dog short story. The other 17 stories most likely don't have Corgis in them, hence this is a minor sighting only.

Links

About the book @ The Enid Blyton Society


False Papers

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00AMNFJQK

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

Karen Harbert's dog show whodunnit series Murder at the Dog Show continues with this the second installment, where Jennifer Brooks and her champion stud Cardigan Monty are drawn into solving a case of murdered dog show judges. There is apparently romance in the air as well this time around.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


A Feral Darkness

Category

Books

Year

2001

Country

USA

Written by

Doranna Durgin

Published by

Baen Books (first printing)

ISBN

0671319949 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Druid (Champion Nuadha's Silver Druid)

Comments

A refreshingly low key horror novel in the vein of Stpehen King (only considerably better than many of the Mr. Kings overbloated volumes) from Ms. Durgin, a rather prolific author of several science fiction, fantasy and thriller books. The Cardigan is extemely well described here, which comes as no surprise since at the time of writing the novel Ms. Durgin had no less than three of those herself — apparently, she has since switched to Beagles \-:)

The story is pretty self-contained but all the same there is a sequel of sorts, a short story featuring Druid and his owner Brenna Fallon. As far as I know, no other books by Ms. Durgin contain mentions of Corgis.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Final Entry

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00AMNAYRO

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

Long time Cardigan breeder and former mental health professional Karen Harbert (of Aelwyd kennel) draws heavily on her own experiences for the premise of this murder mystery series featuring the investigations of Jennifer Brooks, Mental Health Administrator and breeder and exhibitor of champion Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Some readers think too heavily, and complain that the mystery and police procedure aspects of the story are something of a letdown in this the first book of the Murder at the Dog Show series (published solely on Amazon Kindle). Be that as it may, Ms. Harbert has turned out to be a prolific whodunnit author as can be seen at the series page.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Finding Mr. Right

Category

Books

Year

1998

Country

USA

Published by

Bantam (first printing paperback)

ISBN

055357874X (first printing paperback)

Written by

Emily Carmichael (real name Emily Krokosz)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Miss Piggy

Comments

From Amazon.com: "Right before her untimely death, Lydia Keane made one terrible mistake — she had an affair with her best friend Amy's husband. Barred from the afterlife until she makes amends, Lydia has been ordered back to Earth for one final mission: to find Amy a new husband. But there is just one small catch: Lydia must rely on her smarts rather than her centerfold body — because she has been reincarnated as a mangy stray dog!" Judging by the quote and the testimony of Sanna Kuusela, the book is light romance with some fantastic and comedic undertones. See the series page for Miss Piggy's further (mis)adventures.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Flash Flood

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

A SIN

B00QEHCLZK

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

Book eigth in Karen Harbert's mystery series Murder at the Dog Show. Trying to find a connection between two apparently unrelated tragic incidents calls a murderer's attention on mental health administrator and Cardigan Welsh Corgi breeder Jennifer Brooks and soon Monty the Cardigan must once again save his mistress.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Footrot Flats

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

New Zealand

Written by

Murray Ball

Art by

Murray Ball

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Prince Charles AKA Charlie

Comments

Footrot Flats by Murray Ball may be the best known comic to ever come out of New Zealand, partially because it was made into an animated feature film Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tail Tale in 1986. The comic strip is set in a somewhat rundown farm in New Zealand and its chief protagonist is the succintly named Dog, who is not a Corgi however but more likely a Border Collie (as the character was inspired by the author's Border Collie Finn).

Charlie, or officially Prince Charles, is a comic relief character, a pampered pembroke who occasionally comes to Dog's farm with the end result of much hilarity ensuing — with the joke often being on Charlie obviously.

Unfortunately, Charlie didn't make it into the aforementioned animated film and Mr. Ball retired the comic in 1995 so no new (mis)adventures of Charlie can be expected.

Links

Official site of the comic


Garry — The Story Of A Dog

Category

Books

Year

1938 (edition unknown)

Country

United Kingdom (this information refers to the US edition)

Written by

Essex Hope

Illustrated by

Stanislaus Brien

Published by

Harcourt, Brace and Company

Corgi breed

Mix

Starring role

Garry, a Corgi/Irish Terrier(?) mix

Comments

Originally published in UK under the title Turned Adrift, this is a true "story of a Welsh Corgi and how he went from hand to hand and was finally rescued by the author the day before he was to be put down" (quote from Barnes&Noble). A borderline inclusion I found whilst looking for another book (Joey) allegedly written by an author by the same name (anybody seen that one?). I assume it is fictionalised enough to be admissible.

See also A Dog For Richard.


Giftdogs Gift To Santa, A — A Doggy Christmas

Category

Books

Year

1992

Country

USA

Written by

Denny Kodner

Art by

rthur D. Smith AKA Art Smith

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

A puppy eventually given to Mrs. Santa Claus

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "The story of Santa delivering pets to children for Christmas [...] The sleigh crashes and the dogs have to rescue Santa [...] The Corgi puppy is a mischief maker but saves the day, and ends up as Santa's present to Mrs. Claus". This book is a fundraiser for the Morris Animal Foundation and the Dog Museum. That's all I could find out unfortunately.


Give us This Day: The Lord's Prayer

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1987

Illustrated by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Lutterworth Press

ISBN

071882685X (ISBN13: 9780718826857)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Tasha Tudor's ubiquitous Pembroke Corgis make a small appearance in this book, according to Annette Sheppard. Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series for more details.

Links


Gladwyn Goes To Town

Category

Books

Year

1977 (first edition)

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Paul Callan

Illustrated by

John Battaglia

Published by

Hodder and Stoughton (first edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Gladwyn, a native Welsh Pembroke

Comments

According to Anita Nordlunde, "Gladwyn is a Pembroke whose ambition is to visit his relations in Buckingham Palace. He leaves his quiet home in Wales, has a most adventurous train journey, gets involved in a shopping expedition to Harrods and finally reaches the Palace". The Hodder And Stoughton edition has 86 pages.


Gone to the Dogs

Category

Books

Year

2003

Country

USA

Written by

Emily Carmichael (real name Emily Krokosz)

Published by

Bantam (1st edition mass market paperback)

ISBN

0553586335 (1st edition mass market paperback)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Miss Piggy

Comments

This book, not to be confused with many others with the same name, is the 3rd and possibly final outing for Miss Piggy, the Pembroke who is in fact a reincarnated human woman. This time around, according to Amazon.com, "Piggy inherits a fortune from an old man she visited as a therapy dog". The same reviewer is of a mind that it's ms. Krokosz's "insider's peek into the world of therapy pets and loveable characters, both human and otherwise, that make this lighthearted romp worth savoring". More light romance with comedic undertones from ms. Krokosz, possibly with a little more material for a dog person's interest floated in this time than previously. See the series page for Miss Piggy's other (mis)adventures.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Grand Design, A

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Country

USA(?)

Written by

Emma Jensen

Published by

Signet

ISBN

0451201213 (ISBN13: 9780451201218)

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Name unknow - owned by the Marquess of Tregaron

Comments

From Barbara Nibling: "The dog is not a central part of the book, only a minor character, but an interresting addition to the scenes he was in".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Great Christmas Candy Caper, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Country

United Kigdom(?)

Year

2014 (1st published)

Written by

Karen Hall

Published by

Books to Go Now (Kindle, 1st published), Createspace (paperback)

A SIN

B00PYYS216 (Kindle)

ISBN

1506102964 (paperback)

Corgi breed

Unknown, probably Pembroke

Starring role

Charlotte

Comments

Karen Hall has apparently somewhat specialized in Christmas romance stories and this novelette (89 pages in the Kindle edition, 130 in paperback) is one of those, with a side dish of humour, mystery and a Corgi sighting. According to one reviewer at GoodReads, the "adorable little [Corgi] almost steals the show", but I must still assume its role is a minor one. Correction welcome as always!


The Great Corgiville Kidnapping

Category

Books

Year

1997

Country

USA

Written by

Tasha Tudor

Art by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Little, Brown & Company

ISBN

0316855839 (ISBN13: 9780316855839)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Caleb, plus various other denizens of Corgiville

Comments

Tasha Tudor's website (see "Links" below) used to say this about the book: "Caleb Corgi, outstanding student and part-time private investigator, senses that something is amiss in Corgiville. He has noticed a sudden increase in the number of raccoons in town. They claim they are tourists just passing through, but Caleb feels secrecy and conspiracy in the air..." Presumably very heart-warming stuff here for the adults as well, although some are wont to see a certain amount of xenophobia in the setting.

This is the second book in the Corgiville series: the plot, however, does not carry over from book to book. Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series link above for more details.

Links


Hair of the Dog

Category

Books

Year

2011

Country

USA

Written by

Doranna Durgin

ASIN

B005PHALMA

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Druid (Champion Nuadha's Silver Druid)

Comments

Once upon a time in 2001, when CSDb was young and resided at a different address, a horror novel called A Feral Darkness featuring a very well written and prominent Welsh Corgi Cardigan character was published. This is a sequel to that. Unfortunately it's only a short story (availabe on Amazon Kindle and on Smashwords) and to be frank, the novel doesn't really want for a sequel that much anyway, but perhaps one might surface one day all the same — maybe in 2021, after another decade?

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Has Anyone Seen Winnie and Jean?

Category

Books

Year

2007

Country

USA

Published by

Bloomsbury Publishing (first printing)

ISBN

1582349991, 9781582349992 (first printing)

Written and illustrated by

E. B. McHenry

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring roles

Winnie & Jean

Comments

Linda L. Walkins writes in School Library Journal: "Two incorrigible Corgis lead the police on a merry chase after they escape from their yard by digging under the fence. [...] While Winnie and Jean enjoy their freedom, their owners, two freckle-faced children dressed in cozy yellow sweaters, search high and low for their lost pets, expressing their worries and concern to Officer Dean. [...] Told in verse, the story quickly becomes repetitive as every line rhymes with Jean. However, the richly colored gouache illustrations enhance the narrative, lending an old-fashioned air and a bit of humor to the tale. The illustrations of the children looking for the animals by the sea and in the meadow are particularly striking."

According to the author's (subsequently removed) interview on I was a Highlights kid website, the book "is about two runaway dogs (Corgis), and also about my twin sister and me and how we always stay together no matter what."

Not much to add to that, it's another childrens' picture book featuring Corgis in a prominent role. Having owned a Pembroke who had somewhat similar habbits, I can symphatize with the human protagonists (-:)

Links


Henry The Queen's Corgi

AKA

A Visitor at the Palace (originally published by Harper Collins for Kindle under this title)

Category

Books

Year

2017

Country

USA

Written by

Georgie Crawley

Published by

Avon

ISBN

0008263132 (ISBN13: 9780008263133)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring Dog

Henry

Comments

Henry the Pembroke is mistaken for a royal Corgi by the Queen's Guard and whisked off to Buckingham Palace, just in time to "help" in Christmas preparations... "A feel-good festive read to curl up with", according to Amazon.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Hiss of Death

Category

Books

Year

2011

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0553807080

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 19 in the long-running Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series finds the amateur sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen suddenly ailing in health. The murder plot, somewhat unsuprisingly, also involves dead nurses. As usual, "sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and that incorrigible corgi Tee Tucker" (quoted from GoodReads, see 'Links' below) have to help Harry to sniff out the clues and solve the case.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Home Again

Category

Books

Year

2002

Country

USA

Published by

Zebra

ISBN

0821773704 (ISBN13: 9780821773703)

Written by

Annie Smith

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

A puppy belonging to an injured orphan child

Comments

From Books In Print website: "[Kindergarten teacher Sally Foster's] best friend and her husband are killed by a drunk driver and she is named guardian of their teenage son, Micah, who is injured in the crash. They slowly adapt to each other, but with Micah comes his dog, and Sally must try to overcome her longstanding dislike of canines because the only emotion disabled and orphaned Micah feels is for his puppy". Apparently, they have to call in a dog trainer to help with the Corgi (presumably it's a Pem but information is scant with this one), and he and Sally eventually end up together. Sounds like a sugary romance clothed as a dramatic human relations story, doesn't it, but who cares if it does have an important Corgi character?

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Ichabod the Optimistic Canine

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Ayla Stardragon

Art by

Ayla Stardragon

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Ichabod

Comments

Ichabod is a little Pembroke who is very optimistic indeed. With his various (not quite equally optimistic) friends, he faces each day with indefatigable energy and joy. Drawn in a cutesy chibi style, this is a silly but quite refreshingly positive and funny web comic. Originally, it consisted of single pages depicting random incidents but eventually it turned into a series with a plot and as of the end of January 2019, it appears that the continuation of that plot will be published under the title Corgi Quest. More on that as the situation develops.

Links


It Happens Every Day

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Sonia Oppenheim

Art by

Sonia Oppenheim

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Rosa

Comments

It Happens Every Day was a web comic about a fairly regular family, the Brenners, accounting the odd and funny (in hindsight at least) things that can happen when there's a bunch of kids and a Pembroke Corgi to raise a ruckus. The last known comic appeared Monday Feb 16, 2004 and as the site has since died IHED appears to have suffered the fade fate of many a web comic... What remains can be found in Links below.

Links

www.familycomic.com @ web.archive.org


Izzy and Poe

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Published by

Henflower Press

ISBN

0985731354 (ISBN13: 9780985731359)

Written by

Anita Fellicelli

Illustrated by

Lindsay Merrill

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Izzy and Poe

Comments

According to the author @ GoodReads (see "Links" below), this is "a children's book (an early reader) for ages 4-8 about two Corgis looking for adventure at Fort Funston when they meet a mischievous parrot who says he can show them how to fly". The art appears to be quite realistic — at least in regards to the appearance of the Corgis — for a children's book.

Links


Jingo & Skipper

Category

Books

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

James Herriot

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Skipper

Comments

Jingo & Skipper is one of James Herriot's many dog short stories that has also been published as a chapter in Vet in a Spin. According to Jen Prince it's a "heartwarming tale [...] about a Bull Terrier named Jingo, and his friend Skipper the Corgi. Skipper wasted away after Jingo died, until his family decided to have Herriot end his misery. Unable to face life without a dog, they bought a new Bull Terrier puppy (aptly named Jingo Two), in whom Skipper found his new will to live — narrowly avoiding his death". I can also personally vouch for this indeed being a lovely little tale, somewhat bitter sweet but with a happy ending.

As well as in the aforementioned book, this short story also appears on two audio books (cassettes) from Dh Audio:


Kind Little Dog, The

Category

Books

Year

1972 (1st edition)

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Enid Blyton

Published by

Sandle's (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Aside of the fact that the titular dog is a Pembroke (at least in the book cover), I couldn't find much info on this illustrated children's book. This edition published in Sandle's Tulip Colour Books series contains just this one short story from the 1940's, which has orignally been published in Enid Blyton's Jolly Story Book.

Links

Book info @ The Enid Blyton Society


Kindness of Strangers, The

Full title

The Kindness of Strangers - The Winnie Chronicles - Book One

Category

Books

Year

2012 (1st edition)

Country

USA

Written by

Sandy Woolworth

Illustrated by

Carol Tippit Woolworth

ISBN

0985264500

Published by

Tipworth Press (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Winnie Dumont

Comments

This appears to be yet another illustrated Corgi book for all ages and also the first in what looks to be conceived as at least a four-part series, so keep an eye out for sequels...

The Kindness of Strangers is somewhat based on the author's own dog (also called Winnie) and he informs me that the protagonists of the book, "a paralyzed Corgi named Winnie [...] travels by air to England only to have the plane crash. She survives, meets Queen Elizabeth, becomes a media star, and tells anyone interested what it's like to live life as a Corgi, especially a Corgi in a wheel chair". The book also features a pseudo-scientific explanation for how a Corgi can tell its story in the form of a computer program DOGSPEAK.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Knot What It Seams

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Elizabeth Spann Craig

Published by

NAL

ISBN

045123961X (ISBN13: 9780451239617)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Noo-noo

Comments

Book two in the A Southern Quilting Mystery series.

The amateur sleuth and quilting enthusiast, retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman finds herself in trouble again as she discovers an apparent accident involving a car with faulty brakes is no accident after all... Presumably Noo-noo also has some role to play in the story, even if one reviewer at Goodreads (see "Links" below) complained that "there is too little of the Corgi".

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Korgi - Book 1

Full title

Korgi Book 1: Sprouting Wings!

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2007 (1st edition)

Country

USA

Created by

Ann & Christian Slade

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

ISBN

978-1-891830-90-7 (1st edition)

Published by

Top Shelf Productions (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sort of)

Starring role

Sprout

Comments

A wordless fantasy comic book for all ages, Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings! is — according to the book's jacket sleeve — "a gorgeously illustrated woodland fantasy about a young girl, Ivy, her Korgi cub, Sprout, and their amazing adventures in Korgi Hollow." The story is set in an alternative fantasy world and strictly speaking, the titular Korgis are — despite their appearance — not really Pembroke Welsh Corgis. As Slade has gone on record saying they are very much inspired by his own Pembrokes, I deem them quite close enough to merit the book's inclusion in this database.

You can read my more in-depth review here.

For more corgi-related work by Christian Slade, see the series page.

Links


Korgi - Book 2

Full title

Korgi Book 2: The Cosmic Collector

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2008 (1st edition)

Country

USA

Created by

Ann & Christian Slade

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

ISBN

978-1-60309-010-0 (1st edition)

Published by

Top Shelf Productions (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sort of)

Starring role

Sprout

Comments

The second part of Christian Slade's wordless fantasy comic book series for all ages, Korgi Book 2 continues the adventures of the fairy-like Ivy and her faithful Korgi companion, Sprout. Korgis can be best described as a fantasy version of Pembrokes and can have surprising, apparently magical, powers.

You can read my more in-depth review here.

For more Corgi-related work by Christian Slade, see the series page.

Links


Korgi - Book 3

Full title

Korgi Book 3: A Hollow Beginning

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2011 (1st edition)

Country

USA

Created by

Ann & Christian Slade

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

ISBN

978-1-60309-062-9 (1st edition)

Published by

Top Shelf Productions (1st edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke (kinda)

Starring role

Sprout

Comments

The adventures of the fairy-like Ivy and her Korgi companion Sprout continue in this third installment of Christian Slade's wordless fantasy comic book series for all ages. Korgis are a fantasy version of Pembrokes and have surprising magical powers, the least of which is not their ability to inspire and help those among them by simply being there.

You can read my more in-depth review here.

For more Corgi-related work by Christian Slade, see the series page.

Links


Korgi - Book 4

Full title

Korgi Book 4: The Problem with Potions

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2016

Country

USA

Created by

Ann & Christian Slade

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

ISBN

1603094032 (ISBN13: 9781603094030)

Published by

Top Shelf Productions

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sort of)

Starring role

Sprout

Comments

This is (somewhat obviously) the fourth instalment of Christian Slade's wordless fantasy comic book series for all ages. My review of the book can be found here.

Links


Korgi: Short Tails

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2017

Country

USA

Created by

Ann & Christian Slade

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

ASIN

B06ZZPWKRD

Published by

Top Shelf Productions

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sort of)

Starring role

Sprout

Comments

This collection of short wordless comics published on Amazon Kindle is a companion to Christian Slade's Korgi series and features further adventures of its main protagonists Sprout the Korgi and his mistress, the fairy-like Ivy. In additon to all the shorts published in Owly and Friends, it also contains a previously unpublished story Cloud Cat.

Links


Litter of the Law, The

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

ISBN

0345530489 (ISBN13: 9780345530486)

Published by

Bantam

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series marches on, disregarding the often somewhat lukewarm enthusiasm from the readers and the presumed age of the animal protagonists alike. So once again the human main character Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker are needed to help in solving some gruesome murders, this time occuring around Halloween time.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Little Dog Lost

Original title

Petite Histoire d'un Petit Chien

Category

Books

Year

1970 (this edition), original 1964

Country

USA (this edition), original France

Published by

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co (this edition), original Hachette impr. Brodard et Taupin

ASIN

B0006C09IU (this edition), original B0014VL01M

Written by

Rene Guillot

Translated by

Joan Selby-Lowndes

Art by

Wallace Tripp (this edition)

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "The story of a Corgi puppy who gets lost in the woods and is adopted by a mother fox. He learns to survive in the wild as a fox, but is found at Christmas by humans and adopted by a little girl. The Corgi later goes back to the woods to help his injured fox mother, who eventually comes to live at the farm woodshed under the care of the Corgi's human family". Appeared in USA as Weekly Reader Children's Book Club (Z877).

Confusingly, the original French edition and the first English edition both have a Dachshund as the dog instead of a Corgi — apparently Ms. Selby-Lowndes (or possible Mr. Tripp) has decided on a breed swap. And to add to the potentail confusion, despite having the same title as the Disney TV-movie and almost (but not quite) certainly featuring a Pembroke protagonist, the book isn't telling the same story. Furthermore, there are several completely unrelated books (and possibly other media) with the same title but without any Corgis in any editions or versions.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Little Red Hen: An Old Fable, The

Category

Books

Year

2006

Country

USA

Written by

Heather Forest

Art by

Susan Gaber

Published by

August House (first printing edition)

ISBN

0874837952 (ISBN13: 9780874837957)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

A "frisky" Pembroke puppy fond of playing with a blue blanket

Comments

According to Amazon.com, this is a "rhyming version of the workhorse story" for "PreSchool-Grade 2" (or children 4 to 8 years of age). The lazy animals of the story are a black-and-white kitten, a mouse and, most imporantly, a Corgi puppy (the breed doesn't seem to be mentioned in the text though so one assumes it's an edition specific thing). Unlike in many versions of the old tale, they are given a chance to remedy their layabout ways in the end and parttake of the cake baked by the industrious titular hen.

Cathy Rathbone informs us that the acrylic illustrations of Ms. Gaber actually look quite nice when seen on paper, so this may well have some appeal to adults as well.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Logbooks Of The Travelling Travelall

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Pam Bliss

Art by

Pam Bliss

Published by

Paradise Valley Comics

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Rose

Comments

According to the long defunct Paradise Valley Comics site (see "Links" below for possibly the last version with actual content), LotTT features "Adventure Stories of Time Travel, both Thrilling & Educational, for the Entertainment of Readers of All Ages. With Alexei Petrov, Miss Katy Davis, Nakht-Min, and Rose the corgi". LotTT appeared in at least the following Paradise Valley comic books and collections: Atomic Wonder Comics volume #1: The Phantom Airship, B-36 volumes #1 through #3, Dog & Pony Show (Paperback - 180 pages; published July 12, 2001; ISBN 0970944209) and of course Logbooks Of The Travelling Travelall volume #1.

Links


Lola

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Comic

Country

USA

Artists

Todd Clark (originally with Steve Dickenson)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Jinx (2011, 2014), unknown (2003)

Comments

Lola is a comic about a "cantacerous, outspoken and self-assured" little old lady, with a bit of "Rose Kennedy and Howard Stern" in her, according to the comic's official site of yore. Having (very) cursorily perused the entire run of the series from 2001 up to the end of 2018, I have found all of three appearances of Pembroke Welsh Corgis in it: So, in the big picture, this definitely ranks as a minor sighting. All the same, apart from newspapers and the 'net, Lola has also been published in collection books so you should be able to pick the above strips in them if you want.

Links

All Lola dailies @ GoComics


Lord Is My Shepherd: The Twenty-third Psalm, The

Original title

The Twenty-third Psalm

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1965 (original), 1980 (reissue)

Illustrated by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

St. Onge (original), Philomel (reissue)

ISBN

0399207562 (ISBN13: 9780399207563) — Philomel edition

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Tasha Tudor's ubiquitous Pembroke Corgis make a small appearance in this book, according to Annette Sheppard. I've listed it under the Philomel reissue title as this edition is bound to be more easy to find. Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series for more details.

Links


Lumikko ja yhdeksän muuta

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2006 (1st printing)

Country

Finland

ISBN

951-796-451-X (1st printing)

Published by

Atena Kustannus

Written by

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

A Corgi seen at the house of the famous writer Martti Talvimaa

Comments

In this the first novel of the acclaimed Finnish speculative fiction writer Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, dogs besiege the house of the famous writer Martti Talvimaa. Among their number is a Corgi, as we are told in all of one single sentence. The dog pack has an important role to play in the story however.

Och samma på Finska:

Novellikokoelmamaisesta nimestään huolimatta Lumikko ja yhdeksän muuta on arvostetun spefikirjailija Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläisen ensimmäinen romaani. Mainosten mukaan "fantastista realismia" edustavan teoksen yhtenä sivujuonena kuuluisan kirjailijan Martti Talvimaan talo joutuu koiralauman piirittämäksi. Sivulla 188 saamme tietää, että niiden joukossa on myös corgi:

"Ella lähti laskeutumaan portaita ja tömisteli saadakseen koirat väistymään.
- Dalmatialainen, corgi, labradorinnoutaja ja sekarotuinen pystykorva, luultavasti hirvikoiran ja suomenpystykorvan risteytys, kirjailija Talvimaa alkoi luetella hänen takanaan, asiantuntemuksestaan ylpeänä.
Koirat jäivät pimeyden reunalle."

Corgia ei sittemmin mainita, vaikka koirat pysyvätkin mukana tarinassa aivan loppuratkaisuun saakka ja niillä on siinä tuikitärkeä rooli.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Magic Lemonade

Category

Books

Year

2001 (originally published 1997)

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Egmont UK

ISBN

0749746459 (ISBN13: 9780749746452)

Written by

Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated by

Jan McCafferty

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

A children's book (recomended for ages 4-8) in Blue Banana series about a girl who gets the notion she's the Queen. Presumably that's why she has a Pembroke tailing her, commenting on the proceedings. The lines are spot on — if my Pembroke could have talked, he would have sounded very much like the one in the book! Very funny even for a little more mature reader.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Mapping Penny's World

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2000

Country

USA

ISBN

0805061789 (1st edition)

Publisher

Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated (1st edition)

Written by

Loreen Leedy

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

A blue merle Cardi seen in a dog show scene

Comments

From a Corgi-L posting: "Penny is a Boston Terrier who dreams of going to a big dog show. Among the dogs shown in the ring she imagines is a beautiful blue merle [...] Cardi". A borderline inclusion, this book sounds to be more of a textbook teaching children the basic concepts of map making and reading than a deliberate work of fiction.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Megan, A Welsh Corgi

Category

Books

Year

1957

Country

USA

Published by

Morrow

ASIN

B0007E46KE

Written by

Margaret Johnson

Corgi breed

Pembroke (assumed from the book's cover)

Starring role

Megan

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "Megan is a British farm Corgi, learning to herd from her mother. Then Mrs. Gray shows up and convinces the farmer to sell her the puppy so she can take her back to America to compete in dog shows [...] Mrs. Gray finally accepts that Megan is not happy on the show circuit, and lets [a] rancher take her off to herd cows on the ranch". One more out-of-print Corgi oriented book for industrious people to dig up.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs

Category

Book

Year

2006

Country

USA

Published by

Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN

158234678X (ISBN13: 9781582346786)

Written by

Karen Karbo

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

This is the second book in the Minerva Clark Mysteries series. The protagonist is "a 7th grade girl detective" described in Kirkus Reviews as "a cross between Nancy Drew and Adrian Monk" who solves crimes with the help from her pet ferret, Jupiter. The series, obviously aimed at tween female demograqphic, seems to have gotten fairly good reviews but apparently only three books have been written, at least so far.

The plot teaser for Goes to the Dogs from the official site (see Links below) says that "Minerva Clark has never liked popular, bratty Chelsea de Guzman. But when Chelsea pleads with Minerva to help her locate a missing diamond, the prospect of a new mystery is just too irresistible to pass up [and] before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the bottom of things. And whether that includes digging through a day's worth of trash, tangling with some crooked animal shelter workers, dodging three mischievous Corgis, or tracking a carrier pigeon with intestinal problems, Minerva is determined to get her man — or his best friend..."

Given above and the fact that a Pembroke has even gotten on the cover of the book, I'm tentatively giving this a "major sighting" status. It's not very likely that there are any Corgis in the other two books however.

Links


Mockingbird

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2016

Country

USA

Written by

Chelsea Cain

Illustrated by

Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joëlle Jones etc.

Published by

Marvel Comics

Corgi breed

Pembroke, Mercorgi (yep — read the story to see what that is (-:))

Starring Role

Ka-Zar the Pembroke + a large number of others

Comments

This short-lived comic (it ran for only eight issues because of officially undisclosed reasons) about a female superhero/spy has loads of Corgi sightings on offer. You can read my review of the series here.

Links

Mockingbird single issues @ GoodReads (see the review for other publication details)


Murder At Monticello

Category

Books

Year

1994

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

American Artists, Inc. / Bantam Books

ISBN

0553081403 (ISBN13: 9780553081404)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 3 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books. Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker have to work out how a murder commited 170 years ago ties to a murder commited in the present day. From author's official site: "With the help of Harry's corgi, Tee Tucker, and Pewter, the corpulent cat from the nearby grocery, Mrs. Murphy is soon digging up the roots of old hatreds and unearthing the tragic consequences of human desire".

Trivia: by this book, ms. Brown has apparently decided that Tee Tucker doesn't have a tail after all but instead "a little snub". So very likely she's supposed to be a regular American docked Pembroke even though the first two books of the series, Wish You Were Here and Rest In Pieces, mention her tail which might imply otherwise.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Murder On The Prowl

Category

Books

Year

1998

Country

USA

Published by

Bantam Books

ISBN

0553099701 (ISBN13: 9780553099706)

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 6 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. This time it's about false obituaries that somebody's determined to turn into reality. From Barnes&Noble: "Only Mrs. Murphy, the canny tiger cat, senses the pure malice behind the act. And when a second false obit appears, this time of a Hollywood has-been who is Roscoe Fletcher's best friend, Mrs. Murphy invites her friends, the corgi Tee Tucker, and fat cat Pewter, to do a bit of sleuthing".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Murder She Meowed

Category

Books

Year

1998

Country

USA

Published by

Bantam Books

ISBN

0553096044 (ISBN13: 9780553096040)

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 5 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. From Barnes&Noble: "The murder of a jockey at a fashionable Virginia thoroughbred horse race sets experienced animal sleuths Mrs. Murphy (a cat) and Tucker (a dog) into motion... Their owner [...] and the county sheriffs are also hard at work on the case, but it is this pair of detectives, assisted by their animal friends, who first learn that a disappearance years before was actually a murder".

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Musings of a Horse Farm Corgi

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Leslie McDonald

Published by

Down the Aisle Promotions

ISBN

0615638341 (ISBN13: 9780615638348)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Beamer

Comments

This slim book appears to be one of those "based on true story" works where it's ostensibly the Corgi that's telling the tale. In this case the "narrator", Beamer, is a fluffy Pembroke working at a horse farm.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Nepi ja paras koiravahti

Category

Books

Year

2009

Country

Suomi Finland

Written by

Tittamari Marttinen

Art by

Christel Rönns

Published by

Tammi

ISBN

9513150380, 9789513150389

Corgi breed

Unknown, probably Cardigan

Starring dogs

Nepi (or Neptunus) and Emma

Comments

This is number #1 of an apparently and unfortunately aborted series of books about Nepi the Corgi from a prolific Finnish children's author.

Nepi is a sable Corgi boy of an undisclosed breed &mdahs; in fact this book doesn't even say he's a Corgi although it's explicitly stated in the next book (where his real name Neptunus also is mentioned). I think he's meant to be a Cardigan. He also meets another Corgi in the book, a bitch names Emma, again of undisclosed breed, possibly a Pembroke.

The title of the book translates to "the Best Dogsitter" and the plotline indeed concerns getting the best possible dogsitter to mind Nepi while his owner is at work. I'm not aware of a English translation for this although the author's official site used to report the publication rights have been sold to China.

Och samma på Finska: kirjan arvostelu.

Links


Nepi, onnenkoira

Category

Books

Year

2010

Country

Suomi Finland

Written by

Tittamari Marttinen

Art by

Christel Rönns

Published by

Tammi

ISBN

9513156214, 9789513156213

Corgi breed

Unknown, probably Cardigan

Starring dogs

Nepi (or Neptunus) and Emma

Comments

This is number #2 of an apparently and unfortunately aborted series of books about Nepi the Corgi from a prolific Finnish children's author. In this book, it's revealed Nepi is not a show dog and so he has to prove his mettle by other means instead. Nepi's real name (Neptunus) is also disclosed, as well as the fact that he is in fact a Corgi: judging by the pictures I'd say he's more specifically a sable Cardigan. His female friend Emma, possibly a Pembroke, also appears very briefly in this book. Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be an English translation in the works.

Och samma på Finska: kirjan arvostelu.

Links


Neutronium Alchemist, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1997

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Macmillan

ISBN

0333722442 (ISBN13: 9780333722442)

Written by

Peter F. Hamilton

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

This the second volume in the massive and overblown space opera trilogy Night's Dawn features the tiniest of references to Corgis. In the sequence on a planet where a kind of Victorian class hierarchy is being maintained, one of the nobility is given that extra flair of British-style aristrocracy by adding a couple of Corgis — begging food from the table, of course (-:) — to the scene.

While this trilogy is being hailed by some as one of the best series in the genre, I found Night's Dawn to be quite tedious, especially in its frequent, detailed and graphic descriptions of violence and sex. All that multilation and copulation does get old after ca. 3000 pages. Read Hamilton's Fallen Dragon instead, basically the same bottom line with much less pomp and circumstance... Plus it's shorter too, by a lot. Doesn't have Corgis in it though.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Never Con a Corgi

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Edie Claire

Published by

Createspace

ISBN

1475193920 (ISBN13: 9781475193923)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring dog

Chewy

Comments

As I have noted before, many mystery authors specialising in the so-called "cozy mysteries" appear to have a soft spot for Corgis. This book is number 6 in Leigh Koslow Mysteries series, written a full decade after the previous installment.

Since the Pem has made it to the cover of this one, as well as into the title, I've tentatively given this a "major sighting" status even though I've not been able to confirm the extent of the dog's involvement in the murder plot around which the book is constructed. One reviewer @ Amazon.com does comment that the "dogs have as much personality as do the other characters. No silly discussions among themselves you understand, they just behave as they are meant to, and add much to the stories." So even if the Corgi turns out to be a bit player it might be worth your while to check this one out.

As far as I'm aware, the other books in the series do not feature Corgis.

Links

Author's home page
Info and reviews @ Goodreads


Night before Christmas, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1975

Written by

Clement Clarke Moore

Illustrated by

Tasha Tudor

Published by

Rand Mcnally

ISBN

0528821814 (ISBN13: 9780528821813)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Clement Clarke Moore wrote "The Night Before Christmas" for his children in 1822. Unsurprisinly, it has been printed again and again in different versions and illustrated by untold number of artists. This is apparently the first edition illustrated by Tasha Tudor though, and hence probably the first if not the only to include Pembroke Welsh Corgis in it.

From Publisher's Weekly: "[Tasha Tudor] whisks readers to New England, this time to a quiet spot in early-19th-century Vermont. Her cozy, nostalgic watercolor scenes, often lit by candle or roaring fire, are viewed as if through a large oval peephole. Loose ink lines and slightly hazy figures succeed in creating an aura of holiday fantasy. A spunky, elfin Saint Nicholas, a menagerie of perky pets (including the Corgis, of course) and a very busy family of mice partying beneath the floorboards add a sense of fun".

Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series for more details.

Links


Nine Lives to Die

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

ISBN

0345530500, 9780345530509 (1st printing)

Published by

Bantam

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

In this the 23rd (or the 22nd, depending on who's counting) volume of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series, "[w]inter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. [...] But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozet's past — and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out", to quote GoodReads (see Links below). Looking at the reviews on the same site, a lot of readers seem to feel that this marks a return to the less polictical-soapbox and more mystery-plot driven form of the early instalments. The basic structure with talking and crime solving animals, including the obligatory Pembroke Tee Tucker, of course remains the same as always.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Nobody Wants to Play

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1998

Country

USA

Published by

Smithmark (likely first printing hardcover)

Written by

Millington, Jenny

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

Ostensibly this children's "boardbook" format picture book features a Corgi. Apparently not too many people have seen it in the "flesh" though, hence the "minor sighting" status. Please feel free to enlighten me if you own or have read this one.


Nothing In The Mailbox

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1996

Country

USA

Published by

Richard C. Owen Pubs., Inc. (probable 1st printing)

Written by

Carolyn Ford

Art by

Sally Schaedler

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Couldn't find much info on this children's picture book, aside of a quote from Barnes&Noble: "Never receiving anything for himself in the mailbox, a child decides to write letters to almost everyone he knows, with happy results". The boy seems to have a Pem (and a very nicely drawn one it is, judging by the cover) for a pet though, hence this is included as a minor sighting.


Off The Leash: Memoirs Of A Royal Corgi

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1995

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Hodder & Stoughton General (likely first printing)

ISBN

0340654147 (likely first printing)

Written by

Matthew Sturgis

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

A Queen's Corgi ostensibly recounting his life to the author

Comments

A quote of US edition back cover: "A fascinating first-hand account of the British Royal Family at work, at play, at home, at each other's throats — told with all the biting honesty for which corgis are justly famous". Apparently, a humorous/satirical look at the life behind the scenes of the Royal Family. Listed this as a minor sighting since it's not all that likely that it's very important that the story is "told" by a Corgi. Wouldn't know, obviously, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


Oh Canada!

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

ASIN

B00G8KIAMG

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

The fifth part in Karen Harbert's dog show mystery series Murder at the Dog Show. In this installment, the amateur sleuth Jennifer McLeod (née Brooks) has headed to the Canadian rockies with her champion Cardigan Welsh Corgi Monty and her husband Kent but unsurprisingly can't get away from people with murderous intentions even there...

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Onni uikkupolulla — Koiramainen lintuopas

Category

Books

Year

1997

Country

Suomi Finland

Written by

Liisa Mainela

Art by

Kristian Runeberg (photos), Kauko Häkkilä (drawings)

Published by

Suomen Luonnonsuojelun Tuki Oy (first printing)

ISBN

951-9381-66-X (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring dog

Onni as himself

Comments

Ostensibly a bird watcher's guide to Raisio bay area (it's not as grand as it sounds...) written by the Pembroke Onni, this book walks the fine line between fact (which is by definition excluded from this site) and fiction (which is welcomed with open arms). A heartwarming little book in any case.

Och samma på Finska..

Onni uikkupolulla on Onni-pemun 'kirjoittama' kertomus sen Raision lahden alueella emäntänsä kanssa tekemistä linturetkistä. Vaikka se sisältää myös faktoja, on aiheen käsittely kuitenkin sen verran fiktiivishenkistä, että päätin sisällyttää tämän mukavan pikku teoksen tietokantaan.


Owly and Friends

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Year

2008 (1st issue)

Country

USA

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade (Korgi), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Andy Runton (Owly) etc.

Published by

Top Shelf Productions

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sort of)

Comments

Presented as Top Shelf Productions' Free Comic Book Day comic, Owly and Friends features adventures set in Ann and Christian Slade's Korgi universe.

Although other artists' comics probably don't feature any corgis, apparently about 1/3 of the 2008 and 2009 editions (and the 2010 edition cover) do so I've tentatively given this a "major sighting" status. Still, not having actually seen any of the issues, I cannot vouch for that nor say how (or if) the Korgi stories tie into the main story of Ivy and Sprout as featured in the ongoing series of graphic novels begun with Sprouting Wings! in 2007.

Links

Owly and Friends 2008 @ GoodReads


Paperboy, The

Category

Books

Country

USA

Written by

Dav Pilkey

Art by

Dav Pilkey

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring dog

Leia

Comments

According to the author's site back in the day, "The Paperboy's dog was modeled after Dav's dog, Leia, who is best known as the star of the book, Dogzilla". This book received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1997.

Links

The Paperboy @ GoodReads


Pawing Through The Past

Category

Books

Year

2000

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

This would be number 8 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. From Barnes&Noble: "In the deceptively sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia, people have a way of turning up dead. So when the past comes back to haunt the alumni of Crozet High's class of 1980, it has a very lethal effect. Mrs. Murphy, along with Tee Tucker, the Welsh corgi, and a gray cat named Pewter, are working [...] to solve the case and keep their mistress safe. Their humorous and puzzled observations of human nature provide an entertaining contrast to their own instinctive knowledge and abilities. Their dogged efforts do pay off, but by the time they ferret out the truth and discover the startling identity of this weaselly killer, they are forced to employ some rather desperate measures in hopes of keeping Harry alive".


Pay Dirt — Or Adventures At Ash Lawn

Category

Books

Year

1995

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

American Artists, Inc. / Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0-553-09603-6 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 4 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books. Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve the riddle of a murdered mystery biker. From author's official site: "Mrs. Murphy, the corgi Tee Tucker, and their rotund gray friend Pewter, the grocery cat, haven't been slinking purposefully through alleys and offices and attics for nothing [...] the three begin clawing apart the strands of greed, treachery, desire, and hatred tangled closer to the heart of this town than its good citizens ever dreamed".


Penny's Day Out

Category

Books

Country

USA

Written and illustrated by

Christian Slade

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Penny

Comments

From Christian Slade's website (see links below): "A furry orange creature is on the prowl, stealing food from the neighborhood animals. Who or what is this salivating beast?" It is of course the titular Penny, a Welsh Corgi Pembroke with a huge apetite, who appears to be inspired by the author's own Pem with the same name. This children's picture book is self-published by the author and is available via his website.

For more Corgi-related work by Christian Slade, see the series page.

Links

Info about the book @ Google Books


Pupsicles

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Karen Harbert

ASIN

B00IWDT6A2

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Monty

Comments

The sixth in Karen Harbert's dog show mystery series Murder at the Dog Show finds mental health administrator Jennifer Brooks (apparently back from using her maiden name instead of "McLeod" of the previous installment) struggling with artificial insemination using a price dog's frozen semen. And a murderer, of course. This last with the invaluable help from her Cardigan, Monty.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Purrfect Murder, The

Category

Books

Year

2008

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Illustrated by

Michael Gellatly

Published by

Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

9780553803655 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

From the editor: "Autumn has arrived in cozy Crozet, Virginia, and that means the town's inhabitants are hard at work in home and garden preparing for winter. Harry is planning to harvest her first crop of Petit Manseng grapes along with her beloved sunflowers. Meanwhile, her recent marriage to Fair and her friendship with Deputy Cynthia Cooper, who's rented nearby Blair Farm, are flourishing. But even when peace descends on the idyllic countryside, murder is lurking." Rita Mae Brown's mystery series Mrs. Murphy Mystries has reached the 16th volume. One has to wonder if the titular cat's pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker is not getting a bit long in the tooth...


Puss'n Cahoots

Category

Books

Year

2007

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Illustrated by

Michael Gellatly

Published by

Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

9780553803648 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

From the editor: "Instead of a proper second honeymoon, the newly remarried Harry and Fair Haristeen leave cozy Crozet, Virginia, for Shelbyville, Kentucky, site of the famous saddlebred horse show. [...] But soon after they arrive, events veer mysteriously–and murderously–off course. [...] As Harry searches for clues, rediscovers life as a married woman, and deals with her upcoming fortieth birthday, her four-legged detective friends are already on the case. But is animal instinct any match for human depravity?" One can pretty safely assume it is as Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mystries series continues past this, its 15th book. The latter parts of the series aren't getting top reviews but apparently they still sell well enough as there's at least one out every year.


Queen And I, The

Category

Books

Year

1993

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Sue Townsend

Published by

Penguin Books (first paperback edition)

ISBN

0241958377, 9780241958377 (first paperback edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Harris and various other Pembrokes of the Queen of Britain

Comments

From Barnes&Noble: "The creator of the celebrated Adrian Mole children series, including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major, presents an outrageous new story in which England's Royals are given the sack and must go on the dole".

So, this is a satirical alternative history novel where a socialist Republican party takes over Brittain's government and the ousts the royals — Corgis and all — from Buckingham Palace, forcing them to live in an unpleasant council estate in the Midlands. Cathy Rathbone further informs us that "Queen's corgis are important characters here" which gives this the coveted "major sighting" status. She also reminds us that this is an "adult book".

Nearly a decade and a half later, Ms. Townsend returned to the same alternate universe to give us a sequel, Queen Camilla.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Queen Camilla

Category

Books

Year

1993

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Sue Townsend

Published by

Michael Joseph (first printing)

ISBN

0718149173, 9780718149178 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Harris and various other Pembrokes of the Queen of Britain

Comments

This satirical alternative history novel is a sequel The Queen and I and takes place thirteen years after that — which is also roughly the time between the publication of the two novels. Brittain has sunk into something of a dystopia and people have started to want the royals — and the royal Corgis of course — back in office. Unsurpisingly, the return to power doesn't go smoothly for the royal family...

"We've been domesticated for too long, it's time we showed our bleeding teeth."
~ Harris the Queen's Corgi

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Queen's Holiday, The

Category

Books

Year

1984

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Olympic Marketing Corp (likely first printing), Scholastic, Inc. (1st American edition)

ISBN

0316493422 (likely first printing), 0531059731 (1st American edition)

Written by

Margaret Wild

Art by

Sue O'Loughlin

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

The Queen's five Corgis

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "A very Victoria-like Queen decides to go to the seashore. With her go her page boy, lady-in-waiting, bodyguard, groom, doctor, palace guard, maids, footman, and butler. And of course, her five Corgis. 'But it was a long, long walk to the seaside, and on the way everyone got rather hot and silly.' The cartoon drawings of the Corgis running in terror from an alley cat, fainting, and begging the butler for help are just hysterical! The Queen sternly calls everyone to order, sets things straight, rescues the Corgis, and marches everyone down to the seashore for a marvelous day". Apparently a funny book about how even Corgis need to observe protocol, suitable for all ages.


Quilt or Innocence

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Elizabeth Spann Craig

Published by

NAL

ISBN

0451237331 (ISBN13: 9780451237330)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Noo-noo

Comments

Yet another "cozy mystery" series (this time quilting-themed) with an author who apperas to have a soft spot for Corgis.

As to the actual role the Pembroke ("Noo-noo the Corgi who sleeps on his back" according to a reviewer at Goodreads) plays in the story is a mystery to me, but at least it appears to be on the cover of each and every one of the series so far, and so I've tentatively given this a "major sighting" status.

As to the story itself , our interprid amateur sleuth this time around is a "retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman" who "knows everything there is to know about quilts, except how to make them. But with her recent move to Dapple Hills, North Carolina, she's learning all sorts of new things — including how to solve a murder..." (synopsis also taken from Goodreads)


Quilt Trip

Category

Books

Year

2013

Country

USA

Written by

Elizabeth Spann Craig

Published by

NAL

ISBN

0451240634 (ISBN13: 9780451240637)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Noo-noo

Comments

Part three in a quilting-themed cozy mystery series. This time around, our amateur sleuth and retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman takes a trip to the quintessential cozy mystery location: a remote Victorian mansion in the countryside. And of course she is soon embroiled in solving a closed circle murder case there. Solely by looking at reviews @ Goodreads it appears that, despite showing up on the cover, Noo-noo the Corgi may in fact be "off camera" in this book.


Rabbit Back Literature Society, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2014 (original 2006)

Country

United Kingdom (original Finland)

ISBN

1782270434 (this edition)

Published by

Pushkin Press

Written by

Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Translated by

Lola Rodgers

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

A Corgi seen at the house of the famous writer Martti Talvimaa

Comments

This is the first English edition of Lumikko ja yhdensän muuta. Please refer to the aforementioned entry for more details.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Regulators, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1996 (September, probable first edition)

Country

USA

Published by

E P Dutton (probable first edition)

ISBN

0525941908 (probable first edition)

Written by

Richard Bachman

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Rose (off "camera")

Comments

Richard Bachman is, as we all know, really the famous horror author Stephen King. A Corgi person, Mr. King has inserted several references to one Rose ("the Corgi that could count") in this quite unbelievable but still somewhat entertaining horror story about a very sick version of child's play brough to life by a vampiric psychic evil. The Corgi is not actually present in the book, which makes this a minor sighting (if that, really).


Remarkable Farkle Mcbride, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2000

Country

USA

Written by

John Lithgow

Illustrated by

C.F. Payne

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

a Pembroke featured in the pictures

Comments

A children's book about a musical child prodigy written by Mr. Lithgow, better known as TV and movie actor. According to Carol Ann Wilson in School Library Journal, "Payne's realistic mixed-media illustrations contain whimsical details" which include a Pembroke Welsh Corgi appearing from unexpected quarters. The Pem doesn't seem to make an appearance in the text though, nor is it in every pic: hence the minor sighting status of this entry.


Rest In Pieces

Category

Books

Year

1992

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

American Artists, Inc. / Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0-553-07728-7 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Number 2 in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books. Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve the mystery of a man found decapitated in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. Mystery writers do seem to think small towns are really colourful places, don't they? From author's official site: "Blair Bainbridge is drop-dead gorgeous, single, and living right down the road from Harry. The local matchmakers think he is the perfect antidote for the pain of Harry's recent divorce [...] Even Mrs. Murphy and Harry's Welsh corgi, Tee Tucker, believe he smells A-okay. Could his one little imperfection be that he's a killer?".

Trivia: in this book Tee Tucker is apparently mentioned to have a tail which would make her an undocked Pem (or perhaps even a Cardi).


Rex Q.C.

Category

Books

Year

1983

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Pavillion Bks. (likely first printing)

ISBN

0907516327 (likely first printing)

Written by

Dorothea King

Art by

Nicola Smee

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Rex Q.C. ("Queen's Corgi")

Comments

From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "A short picture book of a typical day in the palace from a dog's eye view. Rex is not at all in awe of his royal owners". One more out-of-print Corgi oriented book for industrious people to dig up.


Santa Clawed

Category

Books

Year

2008

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Random House Publishing Group

ISBN

0553807064 (probable first printing, hardcover) 0553591592 (mass market paperback)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

By this book, Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries have reached number #17 and have also come to the important juncture of presenting their first Holiday special.

As can be expected, despite the season to be merry, there's yet another murderer loose in Crozet, Virginia. And it's once again up to the titular cat Mrs. Murphy and her corgi "sidekick" Tee Tucker to catch the culprit. From Publisher's weekly (via Barnes & Noble): "The [...] novel finds Harry and friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter and Tee Tucker involved in a holiday investigation in which an old friend is the prime suspect."

This book seems to be getting a little better reviews than some of the immediately preceeding ones. Also note that Barnes & Noble reports the mass market paperback edition (see ISBN above) is "revised".


Scarlett On The Case

Category

Books

Year

2002(?)

Country

USA

Written by

Kathy Mancl

Illustrated by

Dona Fischer

ISBN

0-9710988-6-7 (assumed 1st printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Scarlett

Starring dog

Scarlett

Comments

From Acorn Publishing (see links below): "A very special little dog named Scarlett leads the way as an unlikely detective, when she tries to solve mysterious cases of horse theft from area farms. Even with the short legs of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Scarlett proves herself to be a challenging match for thieves who think they can steal prize horses their owners love". In other words, another mystery story with a Pem but this time for the children. The title character Scarlett is a real Pembroke belonging to the author, although I'd suspect the story itself is not entirely based on fact (-;)

Links

About the book @ Google Books


The Secret Of The Dragon: The Story Of Pembroke And Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Category

Books

Year

2008

Country

United Kingdom(?)

Written by

Jan E. Iriving

Published by

CreateSpace

ISBN

1440465096, 9781440465093

Corgi breed

Cardigan and Pembroke

Starring role

Unkown

Comments

Links

Not much info about this e-book, but it appears to be a fictional history of Welsh Corgi ostensibly related to the author by "an enchantress". One assumes it's for the wee ones.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


The Shaman's Curse

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Meredith Mansfield

Published by

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1500115320 (ISBN-13: 978-1500115326)

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Comments

Book one in an epic (young adult-ish) fantasy series Dual Magics. A coming of age story set in a fantasy world with a minor role for in it for some dogs that according to the author are "recognizable as Cardigan Welsh Corgis" (even though the breed is not mentioned).

Links

Information about the series @ the author's home page


Shear Trouble

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Elizabeth Spann Craig

Published by

NAL

ISBN

045146950X (ISBN13: 9780451469502)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Noo-noo

Comments

Number #4 in the quilting-themed cozy mystery series. The protagonist, Beatrice Coleman, and her fellow members of the Village Quilters of Dappled Hills are having a quilting party when the murderer strikes — with the titular shears. Beatrice's Corgi Noo-noo (who is described as "well-behaved" by a reviewer, despite the name) is also along for the ride of course.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Shorty

Category

Books

Country

USA

Year

1985

Written by

Arthur D. Smith AKA Art Smith

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

From a Corgi-L posting: "The book is both written and illustrated by Art Smith (listed as Arthur D. Smith). [...] It is harder to find than hen's teeth". Additional information found at The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews states that "this is about young Jase and his adventures on the family farm with his new Corgi puppy. An epilogue shows the grown Jase getting a Corgi puppy for his own son".


Sinnabar

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Richard Wolkomir

ISBN

1503247163, 9781503247161

Published by

Createspace

Corgi breed

Pembroke (a fantasy version thereof anyway)

Starring role

Tobi

Comments

The sequel to Wil Deft finds the titular character of the first instalment back in the saddle again, with Tobi "the talkative Corgi" obviously also along for the ride. From what little information I have been able to find this book appears to have more New Weird leanings as opposed to the somewhat more traditional young adult fantasy of the first one. The book is also available on Kindle.

Tobi is inspired by the author's own Corgi and his website (see Links below) hints that Corgis make frequent appearances in his other work as well: see the series page for more information.

Links


Slop!

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1997

Country

USA

Published by

Fulcrum Publishing (likely first printing)

ISBN

1555913520 (likely first printing)

Written by

Margaret Read MacDonald

Art by

Yvonne L. Davis

Corgi breed

Unknown

Comments

From a Corgi-L posting: "a kids' picture book [...] about 'little people' [...] The corgi in it is a bit player, but it's fun to watch its antics from scene to scene". A retold Welsh (and globally known) folktale about "wee folk" (i.e. fairies) getting their home flooded with dinner leftovers unknowingly thrown out by humans.


Sneaky Pie for President

Full title

Sneaky Pie for President: A Novel

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Bantam

ISBN

0345530462 (Bantam edition, published August 7 2012)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

This book is a kind of tie-in to the long-running Mrs. Murphy Mystries series and tells the tale of how the titular cat of the said series ran for President of the United States(!). Although the title explicitly touts it as "a Novel" (probably to differentiate it from the Mrs. Murphy Mystries books), the reviews (see for example "Links" below) seem to indicate that it is leaning rather heavily in the direction of a polictical platform piece. Regardless, a story featuring a sapient, talking cat running for President, aided in part of a similarly sapient Pembroke is pretty obviously fictional and thus eligible for inclusion in CSDb.

Links

Information and reviews @ GoodReads


Sorceress of Stoney Brook, The

Full title

Corgi Capers: The Sorceress of Stoney Brook

Category

Books

Year

2012

Country

USA

Written by

Val Muller

Published by

Dancing With Bear Publishing

ISBN

0615707793 / 978-0615707792

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Zeph and Sapphie

Comments

Books two in the Corgi Capers series of "middle-grade mystery novels" (targeting readers aged 8–12). This time around, the boy sleuth Adam Hollinger starts to suspect that nothing less than witches have moved in an old house nearby. His two Pembrokes, the scaredy Zeph and the rambunctious Sapphie, help him solve the mystery. According to the author, the Corgis are based on her two Pembrokes Yoda and Leia that have the same mentality as their fictious counterparts.

Links

Official home page of Corgi Capers


Sour Puss

Category

Books

Year

2006

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Illustrated by

Michael Gellatly

Published by

Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

055380362X (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

From the editor: "Wouldn't you know it: Just when Harry Haristeen is rekindling her romance with the good veterinarian Fair, somebody has to get murdered." Actually, that's exactly what you should expect by this time as this book is number 14 in Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mystries series. And as always when a murder rears its ugly head, the cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and of course the pembroke Tee Tucker are on it in a flash. Sour Puss seems to be getting very mixed reviews (as in 5-out-of-5 or 1-out-of-5 stars only), so it's probably not the best place to pick the series up...


Spider's Web in the Green Mountains

Category

Books

Year

2016

Country

USA

Written by

Richard Wolkomir

Published by

Createspace

ISBN

1539961281 (ISBN13: 9781539961284)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Henry

Comments

Richard Wolkomir, a Corgi person and the author of Wil Deft books and various other fantastic fiction works, tries his hand at writing a whodunnit novel that promises to be the start of a series of its own (note however that a short story having the same main character was published two years prior). Retired Vermont prosecutor Cooper North finds the life of Henry, her Pembroke, and her own threatened by parties unknown. Possibly a little less "cozy" mystery than most mentioned in the database.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Starlight Barking, The

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1967

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Heinemann (1st hardback edition)

Written by

Dodie Smith

Art by

Janet & Anne Grahame-Johnstone

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Corgis aren't actually "seen" in this lighthearted doggy fantasy that is a sequel to the better known The Hundred And One Dalmatians, but they get a special mention for steadfastly upholding the Pembroke traditions in a time of weirdness. From a Corgi-L posting: "All the dogs of England converge on London and the Prime Minister's residence [...], the dynamic Dals Pongo and Missis (only Disney calls Pongo's doggy wife Perdita) leading the way. They're welcomed by a cheering crowd of dogs — all breeds seem to be represented in the throng [...] They are informed that all the dogs of England ARE there... except the Corgis, who are all sitting in front of Buckingham Palace". OK the author probably forgot that Cardigans are Corgis too, but one could easily assume they were up at the Palace supporting their royalist cousins (-;)


Taffy und die Weihnachtsäpfelchen

English title

Taffy and the Christmas Apples

Category

Books

Year

2015 (?)

Country

Germany

Written by

Billie Stahl

Illustrated by

Billie Stahl

English translation by

Anita Nordlunde

Corgi breed

Cardigan, Pembroke

Starring role

Taffy + several other Corgis

Comments

Another "Corgihouse Story for Children of All Ages", this picture book is about Taffy the Pembroke and her friend, the tree fairy Ceirt. So it looks like there is more fantasy elements in this one than in the Teddy books by the same author. As usual for Corgihouse publications, the story was originally published as an online advent calendar on www.corgihouse.de in December 2014. Also as usual, both the German and English versions are out of print, with a promise of a possible reprinting at some undisclosed future date.

Links

The book's English presentation page


Taikalimonaadi

Original English title

Magic Lemonade

Category

Books

Year

2002 (date of the 1st Finnish printing)

ISBN

951882228X (1st Finnish printing)

Written by

Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated by

Jan McCafferty

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

Kirjan Magic Lemonade suomennos. Tämän 4-8 vuotiaille suunnatun kuvakirjan päähenkilö leikkii olevansa kuningatar, ja totta kai hänellä sattuu myös olemaan lemmikkinä pembroke! "Kuningattaren" koira kommentoi kirjan tapahtumia erittäin pemumaiseen tyyliin — jos meidän pembrokemme olisi osannut puhua, juttu olisi ollut juuri sellaista: "Tietä koiralle!". Hauska pikku tarina, joka sopii myös vanhemmille lukijoille.


Tail Gait

Category

Books

Year

2015

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

ISBN

1410479560 (ISBN13: 9781410479563)

Published by

Thorndike Press (1st edition hardcover), Bantam (later editions)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Rita Mae Brown's extremely long running Mrs. Murphy Mysteries series continues with this the 24th installment, where the obligatory murder mystery is tied up in what happened back in the days of the American Revolution. The story thus alternates between the protagonist Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her crime-solving menagerie of Mrs. Murphy, Pewter (cats) and Tee Tucker (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) attempting to solve the present day killing and chapters with fictional historical content about British prisoners of war. The people's jury at GoodReads (see "Links" below) appears to be somewhat unsure if this is a succesfull choice but at least they agree it's something new. Which is I suppose not a bad thing to at least attempt.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Tail of the Tip-Off, The

Category

Books

Year

2003

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Art by

Michael Gellatly (line art, presumably in the 1st printing)

Published by

Gale Group (assumed first printing)

ISBN

0786249919 (assumed first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

The 11th book in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books, in which Postmistress-cum-sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen's cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker solve murders commited in the small town of Crozet, Virginia. From Barnes&Noble: "Tucker the soulful-eyed corgi, Pewter the prototypical fat cat, and Mrs. Murphy, feline sleuth extraordinaire, all know exactly what will happen the moment they learn that the game has ended with philandering building contractor H.H. Donaldson dead in the arena parking lot...".


Tall Tail

Category

Books

Year

2016

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

ISBN

0553392468 (ISBN13: 9780553392463)

Published by

Bantam

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

Rita Mae Brown's cozy mystery series Mrs. Murphy Mysteries has reached #25. This is the second part of a series within the series where the obligatory murder mystery is tied up in what happened in the late 1700's. The story alternates between the protagonist Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her sleuthing animal companions Mrs. Murphy, Pewter (cats) and Tee Tucker (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) attempting to solve a present day killing and chapters with fictional historical content about life after the U.S. Revolutionary War. The reader opinions are almost equally divided as the plot lines in if this new phase in the series is a good or a bad thing, but all the same it has obviously resulted in less Corgi content per book — so be warned.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Teddies Weihnachten

English title

Teddies Christmas

Category

Books

Year

2011 (first printing)

Country

Germany

Written by

Billie Stahl

Illustrated by

Billie Stahl

English translation by

Anita Nordlunde

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Teddy + others Cardigans

Comments

"A Corgihouse Advent Story for Children of All Ages" is a picture book story of Teddy who thinks Christmas without Christmas cookies can never be a proper Christmas. The story was originally published as an online advent calendar on www.corgihouse.de in December 2010. As of November 2014, the book versions are out of print but they should become available in both the German and English later on. Previously, they were available in softcover and hardcover but it remains to be seen what format they'll be in if/when they get reprinted.

Links


Time To Keep — The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays, A

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1996

Country

USA

Published by

Simon & Schuster Children's (likely first printing)

ISBN

0689811624 (likely first printing)

Written by

Tasha Tudor

Art by

Tasha Tudor

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

If Barnes&Noble is to be believed, the alternate title says it all really: "This charming picture book presents a year of holiday traditions from Tasha Tudor's own childhood [...] Delicate watercolor paintings, intricate border illustrations, and a loving text celebrate the turning of the seasons and the year's special days". This has been given "minor sighting" status since the Corgis are likely to be "bystanders" in this one, although there's even one pictured on the cover. Several of Mrs. Tudor's other books also include pictures of Pembrokes, see the Corgiville series for more details.

Links

Official site


Titus Rules OK!

Category

Books

Year

2002

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Dick King-Smith

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Titus, one of the Queen's Pembrokes

Comments

This is an earlier, less flashy, UK printing (Doubleday, ISBN: 0385604424) of Titus Rules! and is included here because a title change (even if a minute one) has happened along the way.


Titus Rules!

Category

Books

Year

2003

Country

United Kingdom (this iformation refers to the US edition)

Written by

Dick King-Smith

Art by

John Eastwood (USA, Random House/Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0375814612)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Titus, one of the Queen's Pembrokes

Comments

From Kirkus Review: "Poking affectionate fun at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the author looks at their relationship through the eyes of Titus, one of the Queen's ten corgis. Never referring to his royal mistress as anything other than 'the servant', Titus learns proper behavior from his mum ('Our servant she may be, but it's important to treat servants right if you want them to look after you well'), earns a place on the Queen's lap after nabbing a jewel thief, then on her very bed after heading off a flood (Philip falls asleep in his tub, leaving the taps on), and a cigarette-caused fire". Sounds like fun to me, although Kirkus Review goes to add that they didn't find the Queen jokes very entertaining. Perhaps you should check out for yourselves. This book has been previously published in UK under the slightly different title of Titus Rules OK!.

Read an independend review of this title by Florence Scarinci


Traitorous Toys

Category

Books

Year

2017

Country

USA

Written by

Mildred Abbott

Published by

Independently (self?) published

ISBN

1973571080, 9781973571087 (first printing paperback)

A SIN

B078GCQC46 (Kindle edition)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Watson

Comments

The second book in the cozy mystery series Cozy Corgi Mysteries. Christmas has come to Estes Park, Colorado, but not everybody is in the goodwill-among-men mood: a murderer strikes and the amateur sleuth Winifred Page and of course her Pembroke Welsh Corgi Watson are needed to solve the case.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Tupelo Rides the Rails

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2011

Country

USA

Written by

Melissa Sweet

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Frito and Po

Comments

From the official press release (see Links below): "Tupelo is searching for a home. Abandoned and alone, but determined to find her place in the world, Tupelo sets off on a daring adventure, with her sock toy, Mr. Bones, for company." Along her trip, she meets with the aforementioned Corgis. They are just minor characters unfortunately according to Cathy Rathbone, who also informs us that they are "adorable red/white pems". The art looks nice enough though and the story doesn't sound too "sweet" despite the name of the author so it appears to be worth taking a look at least.

Links

Publication press release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, including a short interview with the author


Turned Adrift

Category

Books

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Essex Hope

Corgi breed

Mix

Starring role

Garry, a Corgi/Irish Terrier(?) mix

Comments

The original UK edition of Garry — The Story Of A Dog.


Tying the Knot

Category

Books

Year

2015

Country

USA

Written by

Elizabeth Spann Craig

Published by

Berkley Books

ISBN

0451469518 (ISBN13: 9780451469519)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Noo-noo

Comments

Number five in A Southern Quilting Mystery series. This time around the retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman — who is also a quilting enthusiast and obviously an amateur sleuth as well — investigates the murder linked with the wedding of the sister of her beau Wyatt. One assumes Noo-noo the Pembroke is there to help her out, although reviews (see "Links" below) only mention it in passing.

Links

About the book @ Goodreads


Tähtihaukku

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1969 (1st edition?)

Country

Finland

Published by

Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava

Written by

Dodie Smith

Art by

Janet & Anne Grahame-Johnstone

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Comments

The Finnish edition of Dodie Smith's The Starlight Barking.

Och samma på Finska:

Dodie Smithin The Starlight Barking -kirjan suomennos. Kuten oletettavasti alkuteoksessakin, kirjan kansikuvan vasemmassa yläkulmassa näkyy sliitävä (ks. kirja) pembroke. Muutoin corgeja ei kirjassa varsinaisesti esiinny, mutta ne saavat tärkeän erikoismaininnan juuri sen vuoksi. Kohtauksessa, jossa koirat kokoontuvat Downing Street 10:een todetaan seuraavaa:

"Näyttää upealta", tuumasi Pongo. "Tuntuu siltä, että tuolla on ihan jokaisen rodun edustajia."
"Paitsi corgeja", sanoi Possuli. "Ne ovat kaikki vartioimassa kuningattaren linnaa."


Kirjailija lienee unohtanut, että myös cardiganeja on olemassa, mutta toisaalta voidaan kai ajatella, että ne olivat "rojalistiserkkujensa" tukena linnalla (-;)


Under the Dome

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2009

Country

USA

Written by

Stephen King

ISBN

978-1439148501 (1st printing hardcover)

Corgi breed

Pembroke (not explicitly mentioned in the text, but seen on the cover of the 1st printing)

Starring role

Horace

Comments

According to Wikipedia, the premise of this massive Stephen King tome (the manuscript was reportedly over 1,500 pages long and the 1st printing hardcover came to 1094 pages) is that "shortly before noon on October 21 of an unspecified year after 2012 (evidenced by mention of a faded bumper sticker for Barack Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign), the small Maine town of Chester's Mill is abruptly separated from the outside world by an invisible, semipermeable barrier of unknown origin". Captured within are a considerable number of people and also at least one Corgi, Horace, belonging to the town's newspaper editor. According to Lisa Pisciotta, Horace is something of a bit player tho he does manage to do something special that I myself won't reveal in case somebody reading this hasn't read the book yet and is allergic to spoilers (for those rearing to know, see the Wikipedia article linked above).

There is also a TV series based on this book (that doesn't follow the plot for more than a couple of episodes) but sadly that doesn't seem to feature Horace.

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Vet in a Spin

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

1977

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

James Herriot

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

Skipper

Comments

The short story Jingo & Skipper is incorporated in this book as Chapter 4. See the relevant entry for more details. Note that although in the short story itself, Skipper the corgi is in fact more of a central character than Jingo the bull terrier, the other 23 chapters have no corgis in them. Hence, in the context this is a minor sighting.


The Voice of Prophecy

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Meredith Mansfield

Published by

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN

1503355314, 978-1503355316

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Comments

A young hero continues to search for his place in a fantasy world in book two of Dual Magics series. According to the author, some dogs that are "recognizable as Cardigan Welsh Corgis" (even though the breed is not mentioned) play a minor role in the story.

Links

Information about the series @ the author's home page


Watching, The — A Corgi Christmas Journey

Category

Books

Year

2012 (first printing)

Country

USA

Written by

Millie J. Williams

Illustrated by

Lyn Hamer Cook, Sari Davies, Karen Howell, Kim Hundley, Susan Jacob, Chris Landers, Ginnie Mickelson, Diane Puntenney, Cindy Read, John Scarinci and Barbie Sonnett

Corgi breed

All sorts

Starring role

You + many others

Comments

This is the fourth instalment of Millie Willams' annual Christamas story The Watching for all ages to be published in book form. As previously, the proceeds for books sold are donated to CorgiAid, Inc (click on the link below for a preview and to order).

All books have many Corgi characters in them, but this year's principal new one is an abused bitch going provisionally by the name You:
"The three corgi sisters didn't have real names when they lived caged in the bad place, they were just called You and That One and Here. But You had a dream about a special, magical place where there was plenty to eat and toys to play with, a place where a dog could be happy and free."
(quote from the CorgiAId site)

Although the book (as well as the others in the series) touches on heavy subject matter, it's fairly safe to assume there is going to be a happy (and sentimental) ending to the story.

Links

The Watching 2012 page on CorgiAid
Other books in the series


Watching, The — A Corgi Christmas Tale

Category

Books

Year

2009 (first printing)

Country

USA

Written by

Millie J. Williams

Illustrated by

Evie Anderson, Kay Folk, Robert Holst, Kim Hundley, Chris Landers, Ginnie Mickelson, Diane Puntenney, Cindy Read, Cathy Santarsiero, John Scarinici, Christian Slade and Barbie Sonnett

Corgi breed

All sorts

Starring role

Lola + many others

Comments

Millie Williams' annual Christmas tale The Watching has been appearing on various mailing lists since 2002 and has been published in blog form since 2008.

In 2009, it first turned into an actual book (or maybe "booklet" is the right word), with a cover art by Christian Slade of Korgi fame. The proceeds for The Watching books are donated to CorgiAid, Inc. You can also purchase the book (unless it's gone out-of-print, obviously) through their site (click on the link below).

The book recounts a sentimental little tale about dogs and other animals, mostly Corgis of both breeds, preparing for the Christmas night and the festive procession to meet the dear departed and to pay homage to baby Jesus. If you are not very allergic to mixing children's fantasy with Christian fable, it is a nice enough read and has many cute and heartwarming illustrations of somewhat mixed but generally quite good quality.

Links

The Watching 2009 page on CorgiAid
Other books in the series


Watching, The — A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise

Category

Books

Year

2010 (first printing)

Country

USA

Written by

Millie J. Williams

Illustrated by

Lyn Hamer Cook, Sari Davies, Sue Duffield, Kay Folk, Karen Howell, Kim Hundley, Susan Jacob, Chris Landers, Ginnie Mickelson, Linda Ozelis, Diane Puntenney, Cindy Read, Cathy Santarsiero, John Scarinci, Barbie Sonnett and Millie J. Williams

Corgi breed

All sorts

Starring role

Twice & many others

Comments

Millie Williams' annual Christmas tale The Watching has been appearing on various mailing lists since 2002, has been published in blog form since 2008 and as a slim book since 2009. The proceeds for The Watching books are donated to CorgiAid, Inc. You can also purchase the book (unless it's gone out-of-print, obviously) through their site (click on the link below), which lets on the following of the 2010 edition story: "Everyone has a gift, they told the little corgi puppy called Twice, but hers certainly wasn't singing. Thrown out of chorus practice, Twice found solace with her friend Grandfather Oak and a flock of mismatched birds that he had helped her rescue."

Links

The Watching 2010 page on CorgiAid
Other books in the series


Watching, The — Corgi Christmas Miracles

Category

Books

Year

2011 (first printing)

Country

USA

Written by

Millie J. Williams

Illustrated by

Lyn Hamer Cook, Sari Davies, Robin Faszold, Kay Folk, Karen Howell, Kim Hundley, Chris Landers, Ginnie Mickelson, Linda Ozelis, Diane Puntenney, Cindy Read, Cathy Santarsiero, John Scarinci and Barbie Sonnett

Corgi breed

All sorts

Starring role

Julius, Theodore + numerous others

Comments

Millie Williams' annual Christmas tale The Watching has been appearing on various mailing lists since 2002, has been published in blog form since 2008 and as a slim book since 2009. The proceeds for The Watching books are donated to CorgiAid, Inc. You can also purchase the book (unless it's gone out-of-print, obviously) through their site (click on the link below), which gives the following hints on the story for 2011: “Theodore, a little Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy, and his best friend Julius, a blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy, were ‘Onlies,' young corgis with no siblings who had been sent to the Castle to learn how to get along with other animals—not always easy, especially for Theodore."

Links

The Watching 2011 page on CorgiAid
Other books in the series


Wedgie & Gizmo

Category

Books

Year

2017

Country

USA

Written by

Suzanne Selfors

Art by

Barbara Fisinger

Published by

Katherine Tegen Books (first edition hardcover)

ISBN

0062447637 (ISBN13: 9780062447630)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Wedgie

Comments

Part one in a series of children's books about the titular pair of Wedgie, a Pembroke who might be a superhero and Gizmo, a guinea pig who might be an evil genius bend on world domination. Or maybe they just have delusions about their role in life, even though Wedgie gets to wear a cape and Gizmo has glasses and apparently can read. Anyway, reviews are pretty unanimous on it being quite funny, albeit not quite without a serious note as "the difficulty of adjusting to the blended family life is subtly explored" as one reviewer says (see "Links" below).

Links

About the book @ GoodReads


Weihnachten für Bärli

English title

Christmas for Little Bear

Category

Books

Year

2012 (first printing)

Country

Germany

Written by

Billie Stahl

Illustrated by

Billie Stahl

English translation by

Anita Nordlunde

Corgi breed

Cardigan

Starring role

Teddy and Bärli

Comments

A sequel to Teddies Weihnachten is another "Corgihouse Advent Story for Children of All Ages". The protagonist of the first instalment, Teddy, and the new puppy in the house (the titular Bärli) are facing a Christmas without cookies, a Christmas tree or, indeed, their Daddy-human. Things look bleak but maybe there's a Christmas miracle in there somewhere? Unfortunately, those wishing to find out will need to look far and wide for an answer since, as of Autumn 2014, all Corgihouse books are out of print. It remains to be seen when (or if) they return and if so, in what format (this book was previously availabe in hardcover only).

Links

page


Whisker of Evil

Category

Books

Year

2004 (March, first printing)

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

Bantam Books, Incorporated (first printing)

ISBN

0553801619 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

The 12th book of Rita Mae Brown's long running Mrs. Murphy Mysteries. Once again, two cats and the pembroke Tee Tucker are on the trail of a murderer alongside their owner, the "unfailingly curious" local postmistress and amateur sleuth Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen. In addition to the killer targeting horse breeders, there's also the threat of rabies in the air this time around, but of course the crafty animal protagonists once again save the day in the end.


Wil Deft

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

USA

Written by

Richard Wolkomir

ISBN

1502416166, 9781502416162 (Createspace edition)

Published by

Createspace

Corgi breed

Pembroke (a fantasy version thereof anyway)

Starring role

Tobi

Comments

A (young adult) fantasy novel about a reluctant thief (the titular Wil Deft), with talking animal characters that include Tobi the Pembroke. Tobi — described as "a feckless dog" in the book's blurb — is inspired by the author's own Corgi. There is Kindle edition available and also a sequel (Sinnabar) that features Tobi as well. Furthermore, the author's website (see Links below) hints that Corgis make frequent appearances in his other works: see the series page for more information.

Links


Wish You Were Here

Category

Books

Year

1990

Country

USA

Written by

Rita Mae Brown

Published by

American Artists, Inc. / Bantam Books (first printing)

ISBN

0-553-05881-9 (first printing)

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

Tee Tucker

Comments

First in the series of Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy Mysteries books. The series tell the tale of a cat, the titular Mrs. Murphy, and her Pembroke sidekick Tee Tucker, who solve a series of murder mysteries in and about the small town of Crozet, Virginia. They tend to be a step ahead of their owner, Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen, to whom humans mistakenly give the credit for solving the mysteries... From author's official site: "Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen, thirty-something and in mid-divorce, is the youngest postmistress in the history of Crozet — but then, nobody else was clamoring for the job. Nobody cares if she brings her tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy, and Welsh corgi, Tee Tucker, to work with her [..] When Kelly Craycroft, Crozet's richest contractor, receives a card with a stone angel from a tombstone on the front and the inscription, 'Wish you were here' on the back, Harry thinks little of it. Until Kelley's body is found in his cement mixer".
Trivia: in this book Tee Tucker is apparently mentioned to have a tail which would make her an undocked Pem (or perhaps even a Cardi).


Woofs of Wisdom on Writing — Illustrated Doggerel

Category

Books

Year

2014

Country

United Kingdom

Written by

Susan Alison

Art by

Susan Alison

Published by

Amazon

ASIN

B00OCWZKX4

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

CorgiScribe

Comments

Ostensibly a guide to writing by a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who (according to GoodReads) can cope with a difference of opinion on the art "as long as you throw frisbees or bones at him, and not - you know - rocks or centipedes..."

Apparently a slightly more adult fare than the author's other (known) Corgi related book told in rhyme and illustrated by the author. Available in Kindle format only.


Xylia — A Faerie Tale

Category

Comics, graphic novels & cartoons

Country

USA

Written by

Barb Jacobs

Art by

Barb Jacobs

Corgi breed

Pembroke (sorta)

Starring role

Livy

Comments

Faeries and wild romance abound in this beautifully illustrated fantasy web comic. The highlight of the story is of course Livy, who "seems to be a very ordinary Pembroke Welsh Corgi. But [...] Livy is anything but ‘ordinary'. A size shifter, Livy can expand or contract her size to that of a bear or a hamster. She is also able to converse telepathically. Tough and taciturn, Livy is all business" (quoting from the Xylia site, see Links below). The story hasn't progressed very far at this time of writing, so it's pretty easy to get into. Unfortunately, it has also been on long hiatus, apparently due to Jacobs taking a maternity leave from serial art, and it's as yet uncertain if the story will in fact ever be continued or completed.

Links

Xylia


You Slay Me

Full title

Aisling Grey, Book 1: You Slay Me

Category

Minor sighting

Subcategory

Book

Year

2004

Country

USA

Published by

Onyx (first printing)

ISBN

9780451411525 (first printing)

Written by

Katie MacAlister

Corgi breed

Unknown

Starring role

A Parisian Corgi (belonging to a witch) that Jim, a demon bound in the form of a Newfoundland dog, falls in love with

Comments

From the official site (see "Links" below):
"The first book in a sexy, humorous paranormal thriller series featuring Aisling Grey, an apprentice Guardian, and her sometimes boyfriend, sometimes foe Drake Vireo, wyvern (leader) of one of the four dragon septs. [...] Implicated in the circumstances of two murders, Aisling, the demon she summons for help (and subsequently can't get rid of) named Jim, and Drake find themselves caught up in a web of lies and confusion that could well result in the demon lords of hell ruling the mortal world".

The first decade of the 21st century saw a proliferation of "paranormal romance", essentially a subgenre of "urban fantasy" for female demographic. Having no special interest in either genre, I can't tell you much anything about the quality of this effort from the fairly prolific Ms. MacAlister, but it seems to have gotten reasonably good reviews and at least it has dragons instead of more common werewolves or (yawn!) vampires as antagonists.

As per above, there is a series of books about Aisling Grey out now but to my best knowledge, none of them feature Corgis and even in this one, I assume the role of the love interest of the demon dog Jim to be a miniscule one.

Links

The You Slay Me page on the official site of Katie MacAlister


Zelda And The Corgis

Category

Books

Year

1984

Country

United Kingdom

Published by

Piccadilly Press (likely first printing)

ISBN

0946826080 (likely first printing)

Written by

Diana Avebury

Art by

Hugh Casson

Corgi breed

Pembroke

Starring role

A Corgi pup accidentally taken to the Queen's palace

Comments

Apparently this is the one book with Corgis in a series about Zelda, a Papillon, and her canine friends having adventures in London. From The Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club book reviews: "Zelda and her friends assume a lost Corgi puppy must belong to the Queen and return him to the palace, then have to retrieve him when they discover his real owner".


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