Product Description The book that inspired the animated movie classic! When Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of pupsâfifteen in allâeveryone is delighted. But their joy is shortlived, for the pups are kidnapped! Scotland Yard is baffled, but the keenest canine minds are on the caseâand on the trail of Cruella de Vil, the most fiendish person to ever covet a fur coat. Pongo and Missis would give everything they have to bring their puppies safely home... but will they succeed in rescuing them from the cluthes of the evil Cruella de Vil? "A tale full to overflowing with those prime requisites of a good storyâwarmth and humor, imagination and suspense."â Chicago Sunday Tribune "Superb reading. The puzzle of the hundred and one is delightful.... Highly recommended."â SLJ About the Author Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" SmithÂ (1896-1990) is a beloved children's book author whose works continue to entertain children to this day. Her best known works are I Capture the Castle and The 101 Dalmatians, which was adapted into an animated motion picture classic by Disney, entitled One Hundred and One Dalmatians.