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bl_paw.gif (121 bytes)At the end of the 1930's, the Scottie enjoyed enormous popularity among artists and designers attracted by the dog's supposedly Cubist look.   The Scottie was even the inspiration for an haute couture gown and was voted number one in the hit parade of pets.  The breed's popularity in America was assured after it starred in the animated Disney film, Lady and the Tramp.

DOGS, DOGS AND MORE DOGS

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Here are a few good books where dogs play a major role in the story.

Scroll down the page and read about all of the books or jump to a book by clicking on its name.

 
Five True Dog Stories
No Ordinary Dog
One Golden Year
Puppy School

 

DogNO ORDINARY DOG

No Ordinary Dog

"No Ordinary Dog"
Picture from Front Jacket of Book

"Ten year old Steven suffers from shyness after moving to a new town.  The only thing that gives him happiness and confidence is raising a guide dog.  But will he be able to give her up for a better cause?"

Copyright 1996, Mary S. Wilson

Red PawI read about the book "No Ordinary Dog" at the website below and thought it sounded wonderful.  I searched all the libraries and finally found one that was able to get a copy of this book.   Each night my eight year old daughter Jade reads a few pages of the book whilst my husband and I sit engrossed.   It's a wonderful, beautifully written story and even though we are only half way through the book at present, I can highly recommend it. 

7th March, 1999 - Well, we have finished the book and all I can say is try and get a copy of it.  This book is not just for dog lovers, I think most people will enjoy reading it, especially with their children.  Jade cried near the end of the book and said "it was so sad, but then you feel happy."   I won't go any further...read the book and see for yourself.

Red PawPoints of Interest

  • Mary Wilson has "self published" this book.   This means that she didn't go to a publisher but instead put the book together herself!  Let's hope she writes a lot more books!
  • The copy that we got from the Library was personally signed by Mary!

Red PawMary Wilson's first novel, No Ordinary Dog tells the story of ten year old Steven.  Steven and his family have moved to a new home and he now finds himself at a new school without any friends. 

Red PawOn a school outing to Dogs for People, a place that breeds and trains guide dogs, Steven meets Bee Jay and realises that he really wants this dog.   Bee Jay is a guide dog in training and if Steven does get her he also knows that one day he will have to give her back.  This book tells the beautiful, heart warming story of Steven and Bee Jay and how they change each others lives forever.

Red PawIf you go to Mary Wilson's website below, you can find out how to order this book.

No Ordinary Dog
Written by Mary S. Wilson
Illustrated by Janet Moreiko
ISBN: 0-9650845-0-7

Go to Website

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DogFIVE TRUE DOG STORIES

Red PawWhat is it about?

As the title says, this book contains five true stories about remarkable dogs.  The five dogs are -

Dox - The greatest dog detective in the world
Grip - The dog who was a thief
Wolf - the dog who saved other dogs
Barry - The dog who saved people
Balto - The dog who saved Nome

Red PawReview

I would recommend this book for children aged 6-8 and above to read by themselves.  Children under 6 years of age would probably enjoy having this book read to them.

My 8 year old daughter read this book and thoroughly recommends it, especially for true dog lovers.  She said that what she found so interesting was the fact that all the stories were true.

Red PawBook Information

This is a paperback book with 47 pages. 

Available from Scholastic Australia
www.scholastic.com.au

Written by - Margaret Davidson
Illustrated by - Susanne Suba
Cover Illustration by - Lisa McCue
ISBN - 0-590-42401-7
This book is - A little Apple Paperback - a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc.

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DogONE GOLDEN YEAR ... A story of a Golden Retriever

Red PawWhat is it about?

"Caitlin Connor and her mother agree to raise Albion until he is old enough to help a disabled person.  Caitlin teaches the puppy commands, keeps up with his feeding schedule, plays with him, and grooms him carefully.  It's hard work.  But watching Alby grow fills Caitlin with joy and pride.  As each month passes she loves the puppy more.  How will she ever let him go?"

One Golden Year is the first book in a new series called "Dog Tales".  The second book in the series is called "The Westie Winter"

Red PawReview

I would recommend this book for kids aged 8 and above to read by themselves.  As Jade is still reading this book, I'll write a full review of it when she finishes it!

Red PawBook Information

This is a paperback book with 119 pages.

Written by - Coleen Hubbard
Illustrations by - Lori Savastano
ISBN - 0-590-18975-1
This book is - An Apple Paperback - a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc.

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DogPUPPY SCHOOL

Red PawWhat is it about?

Dogs!  Big or small, pedigree or mutt, Neil and Emily Parker love them all.  And there are dogs of every kind at their home, busy King Street Kennels.

Neil and Emily can't believe it.  Dotty the Dalmatian, Compton's naughtiest canine resident, is expecting puppies - and she's still as mischievous as ever.

But the pups are bad news for her owner, Neil's teacher Mr. Hamley.  Dotty can't be left at home alone in her condition - so she has to go to school!  And Neil has to keep her out of trouble...

Red PawReview

Puppy School is a part of the Puppy Patrol series.  There are 16 books in the series, so if you enjoy one of them you have a whole heap of others to look forward to!

Jade hasn't read this book yet, but when she does I'll write a review of it.

Red PawBook Information

This is a paperback book with 124 pages.

Written by - Jenny Dale
Illustrations by - Mick Reid
Cover Illustration by - Michael Rowe
ISBN - 0-330-37040-5
This book is - A Working Partners Book - Published by Macmillan Children's Books

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