Friday, January 18, 2013

11 essential books for dog lovers

At the Christian Science Monitor Ben Frederick tagged 11 books that "succeed wonderfully in bringing the magic of dogs to the printed page," including:
"Old Yeller," by Fred Gibson

Fred Gipson captures both the voice and essence of a young teen, Travis, from Texas. The name Old Yeller is a double-entendre, describing both the ugly color of the dog's coat and the horrible noise he makes while he's barking. Initially Travis hates Old Yeller, but then he warms to him as the dog proves his worth time and again. I won't give away the ending – although Gibson does, right in the second paragraph.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue