Teachers & Librarians

Author Tracy Aiello has a special place in her heart for elementary school teachers and librarians – she used to be a teacher herself. Always looking for ways to inspire children, she designed the series to give children both the framework and the motivation to seek out more information about the character and the period in which the story is set.

A teaching guide is available for download here.

A lesson plan is available for download here.

What teachers have to say about Miracle Dogs of Portugal:

md-bulletinboard"Tracy has an incredible ability to connect with children though her storytelling and rich character development. The kids cheered Henry on from the beginning to the end of his nautical adventure."
-Laura Murray, First Grade Teacher, Mitchell Elementary, Denver

"My first graders really enjoyed meeting Tracy Aiello. She shared her travel stories that inspired her writing and the process of writing her book. Her presentation captured and inspired my young writers! Thanks Tracy!"
-Suzanne Kozlowski, first grade teacher, Cushing Elementary, Delafield, Wisconsin

"The storyline is engaging; the characters feel real, particularly Henry; and the story incorporates educational material nicely."
-James Henderson, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University