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"I was completely charmed by Pansy... Like the Eloise books, these are classics – wonderful books that no child will ever forget.”

Francine Pascal, bestselling author of Sweet Valley High and over 150,000,000 books sold


Explore and investigate the mysteries that await Pansy the Poodle and Avery, the girl who whisked Pansy to a forever home with a loving family. Spurred by curiosity and a will to help those in need, Pansy makes an impact wherever she goes – proving no one is too small to make a difference.

Purchase a copy of Pansy at the Palace, Pansy in Paris and soon-to-be released Pansy in Venice today!


POODLEFUL! The Musical

You're never too small to make a difference.

Enjoy the classic rags to riches story of Pansy the Poodle and her sleuthing - now from the front row! Featuring upbeat songs and vibrant fun, your favorite chocolate puppy brings her lessons and enthusiasm to the theatre. Follow Pansy from her humble, tough beginnings on the streets; experience her joy at finding her forever home; get excited to solve mysteries with Pansy and her best friend, Avery.

Returning to Riverside Theatre stage in February 2016, after a successful debut last year, “Poodleful!” the Musical is staged by Riverside Theatrical. Poodleful marks Riverside Theatrical's first original script-to-score tour and is helmed by resident musical director, Ken Clifton. Clifton has conducted musicals up and down the East Coast and Disney uses his writing in Orlando and Tokyo.

Based on the book series and featuring 10 original songs (sample below!), Poodleful is a delightful new musical for the entire family.

Sample Poodleful Songs:

It's Fabulous At The Palace Splish Splash Poodleful Pansy
Poodleful! the Musical Video Highlights Poodleful! Dress Rehearsal Poodleful! Backstage Pass: Meet the Cast

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Cynthia Bardes, Author

Inspired by her own darling poodle and big-hearted granddaughter, Cynthia Bardes weaves an enchanting tale that encourages and educates children of all ages. Filled with whimsy and sweet sleuthing, her Pansy the Poodle series has become a fun and lively way of finding the joy in reading.

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