This is the story about a dog and his boy. The boy was the author and the dog was Mutt. Clearly, Mutt believed that he could do better than just be a dog. Dogs weren' t supposed to climb trees or ladders, but Mutt didn' t care about that. And dogs weren' t supposed to ride in the family' s open car wearing goggles either, but Mutt liked wearing ...
This is the story about a dog and his boy. The boy was the author and the dog was Mutt. Clearly, Mutt believed that he could do better than just be a dog. Dogs weren' t supposed to climb trees or ladders, but Mutt didn' t care about that. And dogs weren' t supposed to ride in the family' s open car wearing goggles either, but Mutt liked wearing them and even knew how to adjust them with a careful paw. Whether he was fighting off other dogs by lying on his back and bicycling in the air as hard as he could, or tangling with owls, or geese, or cows, or ducks, or even skunks, Mutt was always full of surprises. Farley' s mother originally bought Mutt as a puppy for only four cents. The adventures that Mutt brought to Farley, his mother and father and all of their friends, made him the biggest bargain of all time. His true story makes this a wonderful and very funny book for readers of all ages.
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BOOK ARRIVED ON TIME IN GOOD CONDITION. I NEVER SAW IT. I SENT IT AS A GIFT.
Dec 20, 2012
Farley Mowat's slim volume about his dog Mutt's adventures in the 1930s is a classic of broad humour and great elegance of expression. Mutt is an everything-but-a-dog kind of dog who walks fence railings, dives for game in the water, climbs trees and wears goggles in convertibles. He is an unforgettable charcater as well rounded in this portrayal as any human character in most great fiction.
Mowat's well established love for and kinship with all wild and tame life in the animal species is nowhere more pronounced than in this lovely Celtic exaggeration of a memoir that introduces us to a dog's life among pheasants, squirrels, owls, humans, children and skunks. Bravo!
May 21, 2008
fun for all
An excellent book for children, adolescents, & adults. Farley Mowat is a Canadian treasure, a superb author.
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