Tag: dogs

Stories of Rescue

Stories of Rescue

Lynn: A lot of stray and battered creatures have found their way to my door over the years.  Some stayed just till they were healthy and some moved in for good.  My husband grumbles that there must be some animal equivalent of “soft-touch lives here” marking wherever we have lived.  So while I am a […]

Harry & Hopper by Margaret Wild

Harry & Hopper by Margaret Wild

Lynn:  Years ago I made a rule about completely avoiding books in which the animals die.  As a life-long pet owner and animal lover, dealing with the real thing is more than enough for me.  I have NO interest in reading about it, thank you very much.  I get that many people think exploring such […]

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

Lynn: Move over Philip Marlowe, a new gumshoe is in town.  Meet J.J. Tully, former search and rescue dog  – now turned out to grass in his retirement.    And sister, there’s chickens in that grass.  J.J. has barely settled in when trouble comes knocking – trouble in the form of a pretty tough bird.  […]

Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson

Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson

Lynn: You are all book lovers out there so I know you will understand when I say that there are some books that I just want to clutch tightly to my heart when I’ve finished them. I can hardly bear to put them down and break the reading spell. Snook Alone (Candlewick 2010) is one […]

Seaglass Summer by Anajali Banerjee

Seaglass Summer by Anajali Banerjee

Lynn: Eleven-year old Poppy Ray wants to be a veterinarian but since her mother is allergic to animal fur the only pet she has ever had is a fish. This summer instead of going with her parents as usual to visit family in India, Poppy is spending the month with her Uncle Sanjay to help […]

Bulu:  African Wonder Dog by Dick Houston

Bulu: African Wonder Dog by Dick Houston

Lynn: Here is a book that is sure to delight your animal-loving teens. Bulu: African Wonder Dog (Random, May 2010) is an unusual book – a nonfiction of the style more often written for adult audiences with text that doesn’t pull any punches. Author Dick Houston, first met Bulu and his people, Anna and Steve […]

Nubs:  The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Major Brian Dennis

Lynn: I’m convinced that our house has a sign clearly visible to all animal species that says, “Hopeless sucker lives here.” A mind-boggling array of creatures have wandered in over the years and many of them stayed. So with that and the fact that one of my sons served in Iraq, I knew I might […]

Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston

Farley Follows His Nose by Lynn Johnston

Lynn: Farley hates baths and when he emerges dripping wet from the tub on the first page of this beguiling book, he smells something that eases his misery – the glorious odor of HOT DOGS. Off he gallops without his collar leaving Elly in the dust. Farley Follows his Nose (HarperCollins, 2009) from one nasal […]