Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume
Cornelia S. loves words. The longer and more complicated the better. She uses her vast vocabulary to keep nosy people from bothering her about her famous parents. Cornelia’s protective mother has kept her away from the prying eyes of the media, but while Lucy is off traveling the world and giving concerts, Cornelia is alone and growing more and more lonesome in their fancy New York City apartment. Until a strange new neighbor moves in next door.
The dog looked suspiciously at Cornelia as she knelt down next to him. After appraising her for a few moments, he seemed to find her acceptable and gave her an arrogant little lick.