Logan and the Lost Luggage – Christine Ricci-McNamee

Logan and the Lost Luggage book cover

When his family’s luggage goes missing at the airport, Logan, a cocker spaniel, with the help of other animal friends he meets along the way and his “magic bone”, goes on a quest around the world to find it. This story teaches children about other diverse countries and nationalities who can all work together in unity, harmony, and friendship for a common goal.


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“I loved reading about Logan and his magic bone! It was so great to see Logan making friends in the different places he visited looking for his master’s luggage! Logan seemed to make friends wherever he went which is a great thing to show to students. I can’t wait to read this book to my students!”

– Megan Miller, Kane Elementary School

Logan and the Lost Luggage is a sweet story about a caring dog and his travels around the world to help his family. This is a good introductory book to use in Social Studies for studying world cultures. Through Logan’s travels, students catch a glimpse of seven different countries which could be a used as a stepping stone into a world culture unit for primary students.”

– Tina Maxwell, St. Jane de Chantal School, Bethesda, MD

“I am a 3rd grade teacher. I love the magic bone and how Logan finds animal friends to help him from around the world. I think kids will love it.”

– Andrea Elliott

About the Author

Author Christine Ricci-McNamee

Christine Ricci-McNamee is an honors graduate of Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts where she earned her B.A. in English/Written Communications. She  also a certified Paralegal and resides in East Boston, Mass. in her childhood home with her husband Joseph and dog Winston. When she is not busy running the family businesses, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, reading, photography, gardening, and of course writing.

Christine was the winner of the Presidential Arts Scholarship in Creative Writing at Salem State. She also was an American Poetry Association Poet of Merit, as well as the winner of the Boston Public Library Scholar’s Award.

Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies such as the American Collegiate Poets, the American Poetry Association Anthology, the American Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and in “A Time To Be Free”, a poetry anthology published by Quill Books.

Flames of Feeling was her first book. Self-published with Author House, it is a delightful collection of poems for children and young adults on various themes.

About the Illustrator

Illustrator Patrick Regan

Patrick Regan  is an illustrator, graphic, and motion graphic designer from New London, Connecticut. He had an ambitious and creative drive from an early age. Growing up, Patrick was inspired by Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Batman. He spent countless hours at the kitchen table bringing his imagination to life, and in doing so, he created and destroyed hundreds of fictional characters and universes.

Ultimately, this led to his enrollment at the Hartford Art School, where he began to refine his skills. In 2016, He received a BFA in illustration. Since graduating, Patrick has worked full time as an in-house motion graphic designer for Astor Place, Inc, a video production and marketing company. He also has worked on hundreds of freelance illustration and design projects, including book cover art, beer can art, T-shirt designs, album art, logo designs, book layouts and illustrations, concept art, tattoos, private commissions, and more. He has illustrated the book “Yes” by Frankie Marcille.

When not working on commissioned projects, Patrick is busy designing, illustrating, animating, and bringing to life his own fantasy world projects. He enjoys collecting comics and vinyl, reading, and spending time at the beach.