THE DOG TALES MEGABUNDLE: Greyfriars Bobby, Beautiful Joe, Kazan, The Wolf Dog , Frank of Freedom Hill, Scally,

THE DOG TALES MEGABUNDLE: Greyfriars Bobby, Beautiful Joe, Kazan, The Wolf Dog , Frank of Freedom Hill, Scally,

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This book is a feast for dog lovers. If you have ever owned and cherished a dog, you know you'll be unable to resist any of the endearing canines featured here.

First is the book that made a certain plucky little Skye Terrier world-famous as an exemplar of canine loyalty and fidelity. Greyfriars is a church in Scotland, and Bobby is the faithful terrier who spent every day for fifteen years keeping vigil there over his master's grave,. A young writer named Eleanor Atkinson decided to turn the plucky pooch's story into a book, resulting in a world-wide multi-million-copy bestseller, and the hit Walt Disney film, Greyfriars Bobby.

Next you will find the story of Beautiful Joe, the true-life story of a terrier mix who lived in Meaford, Ontario. His first owner was a cruel, sadistic man who took all of his frustrations out on Joe. A local man rescued Joe, saving Joe from a terrible death. Oddly for a dog book, but fittingly, the story is told from Beautiful Joe's point of view.

Kazan, The Wolf Dog concerns the adventures in the Canadian wilds of a three-quarter husky one-quarter wolf mix, when he is driven into the wilderness by locals who mistakenly think he is a killer. Forest fire, flood, and freezing winters lie ahead in this strong tale of canine love, fidelity and survival.

One chapter of Frank of Freedom Hill, which features a trial held in in Tom Belcher's Store, won a coveted O. Henry Memorial Prize in 1919. Years later, produced as a short film by Warner Brothers under the title A Boy and His Dog, the story also won an Academy Award. Frank of Freedom Hill tells the story of life in small-town America, as many lived it, at the turn of the last century.

A Dog's Tale & Other Stories is a compilation of classic canine short stories. R.M. Ballentyne tells the story of his own best friend in "My Doggie and I." "His Dog" is one of Albert Payson Terhune's incomparable collie stories. Ian Hays' "Scally" is the story of a tiny dog, who is given a big name--Excalibur--and lives up to it in the end. Mark Twain recounts "A Dog's Tale," an urgent plea for greater heed of, and kindness toward, our pets. Finally, in "Sigurd," poet Katharine Lee Bates tells the true story of the collie who comforted and delighted the young women of Wellesley College, for fourteen years.

This omnibus volume surely proves, if nothing else does, why the dog is man's, woman's and child's best friend.

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BN ID: 2940161680377
Publisher: A&T Books
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 558,515
File size: 1 MB

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