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I notice Bob has a thread going on training books. Anyone out there have any fiction favorites? I've got to believe someone else out there has some childhood (or adulthood) favorites! My favorite is \"Fireside Book of Dog Stories\".
 

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susan tuck said:
I notice Bob has a thread going on training books. Anyone out there have any fiction favorites? I've got to believe someone else out there has some childhood (or adulthood) favorites! My favorite is \"Fireside Book of Dog Stories\".
Is it a children's book (which I collect)?
 

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I wouldn't call it a childrens' book. It's a collection of dog short stories, by various authors including (but not limited to), D.H. Lawrence, James Thurbur, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Mann. My father gave me his copy when I was a child. It is a 1st edition, published in 1943 by Simon & Schuster (the only 1st edition book I have!) Anyway, it started my love affair with dogs. What are your some of your dog fiction favorites?
 

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I wouldn't call it a childrens' book. It's a collection of dog short stories, by various authors including (but not limited to), D.H. Lawrence, James Thurbur, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Mann. My father gave me his copy when I was a child. It is a 1st edition, published in 1943 by Simon & Schuster (the only 1st edition book I have!) Anyway, it started my love affair with dogs. What are your some of your dog fiction favorites?
OOOOH! Some of the BEST of the short-story writers ever in there!

And I love:

Old Yeller,
Shiloh,
Lad (a Dog),
My Dog Skip,
Lassie Come Home
 

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Albert P. Terhune series. They were even old when I read them. :wink:
If Tarzan had a dog, Id' have to go with Edgar Rice Burroughs as my favorite. Instead, he had a really cool lion, an elephant, and a nasty little monkey that crapped all over his shoulder everytime Tarzan got in a jam. :eek: :D
 

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I've read Old Yellar about 99thousand times. I keep hoping the ending would change. :cry: :cry: :cry: Course, there's also 'Where the Red Fern Grows'. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
 

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Albert P. Terhune series. They were even old when I read them. :wink:
If Tarzan had a dog, Id' have to go with Edgar Rice Burroughs as my favorite. Instead, he had a really cool lion, an elephant, and a nasty little monkey that crapped all over his shoulder everytime Tarzan got in a jam. :eek: :D
Hahaha! Yeah, ER Burroughs was goooooood.
 

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I've read Old Yellar about 99thousand times. I keep hoping the ending would change. :cry: :cry: :cry: Course, there's also 'Where the Red Fern Grows'. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Oh, yeah!!


More!

But don't forget, Bob, that the VERY end of Old Yeller was his puppies, one of whom was exactly like him, stealing a ham or something..........

Like the end of Charlotte's Web, when she has died, but Wilbur sees all her babies there.
 

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True! If Old Yellar was as good as they claimed, he probably had puppys all over the county :eek: :D .
How can we NOT mention Call of the Wild by Jack London.
White Fang also!
 

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These are all such good books & authors. It's funny, I read a lot, but it's only the dog books & read over & over! Connie, since you mentioned childerens' books, I wonder if you can tell me the name of a relatively new series of books with a rottie as the main character. I remember these as perhaps, preschool age books with cute illustrations, but can't think of the title, & would like to get them for a friends' grandchild who has a rottie.
 

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Susan,
I just saw your post when I took one last look before I tucked myself in. The Books your looking for are Carl, the Rotty. My daughter bought them when she had her rotty. There's a bunch of them.
 

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Fav fiction books:
Where the Red Fern Grows
White Fang
Call of the Wild
 
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