Young Readers to Follow the Moving Story of Torno

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New book follows a little mutt and the adversities he has to face in the streets

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Torno: a middle-grade novel. Authored by J.T. Brown, this book gives readers a glimpse of the dangerous life in the streets as seen through the eyes of a little mutt.

As far as he can remember, Torno has always been a lonely orphaned mutt who struggles to survive each day in the streets, just like other mutts. He considered himself to be the ugliest mutt on the block. The big ones call him skinny, hairless, squirt, among other names. He is fighting and hungry most of the time, but he is full of life. Above all, he has faith in the power of the superior being, the one whom he believes guards him every day. From fighting the toughest mutt to being impounded to being adopted to being lost again, this book, although at times humorous, is a heartrending look at the real peril the streets of today have. The tough life that is Torno’s is a representation of the risky, uncertain lifestyle many humans endure each day.

“We didn’t have anyone to care about us. We were homeless orphans with no place to call our own,” Torno narrates in the book. “There were plenty of times I went hungry. We all did. Plus we had to fight off the street people lookin’ for food same as us, dogs. And they were bigger and meaner. If they wanted what we found, they’d give us a good swift kick and take it.”

Written for the young and the young at heart, Torno is a poignantly crafted, heartwarming read that readers can get inspiration from. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

Torno * by J.T. Brown
a middle-grade novel
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 83 pages; 978-1-4568-9691-1
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 83 pages; 978-1-4568-9692-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-9693-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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