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Friday, August 26, 2016

Celebrate National Dog Day - With A Good Book!

Posted by Staff

Today is National Dog Day - and what better way to celebrate than with some dogs in literature!  So, prepare a chilled beverage, gather your own canine buddies close by and read something you'll all enjoy.  

Classics to Read Again:

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson   A classic tearjerker of a story about a boy and his dog.

Sounder by William Armstrong  The story of a loyal hound, his poor sharecropper family, prejudice and courage. 


The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith  Not the Disney version, but the original novel - an enjoyable, funny adventure.

White Fang  and Call of the Wild by Jack London  These books have just about everything, brave dogs, adventure, the Yukon and a variety of trials and tribulations.


Contemporary Fiction

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski   A modern retelling of Hamlet, told from the point of view of a boy (Edgar) and his beloved dog (Almondine). 

Cujo by Stephen King   A thriller of a novel about everyday people whose lives spiral into discord.  Poor Cujo, he really is a good dog.  If you've only seen the movie, you need to read the book.

The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams Two dogs escape an animal research center and have to fend for themselves. 

Timbuktu by Paul Auster A unique story of homelessness told through the words of dog. 


(Modified from an August 26, 2011 post)

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