The Story of Edgar Sawtelle pdf

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle  pdf

Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle pdf

Author: David Wroblewski

Genre: ,Fiction,Animals,Dogs,Animals,Adult Fiction

Pages: 566 pages

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle pdf

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar’s lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar’s paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles’ once peaceful home. When Edgar’s father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar’s mother’s affections. ,Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father’s death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father’s murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward. ,David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

 

A Dog’s Purpose pdf

A Dog's Purpose  pdf

Title: A Dog’s Purpose pdf

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Genre: ,Fiction,Animals,Animals,Dogs,Contemporary

Pages: 319 pages

A Dog’s Purpose pdf

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here? ,Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. ,But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose? ,Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.,–front flap

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain pdf

The Art of Racing in the Rain  pdf

Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain pdf

Author: Garth Stein

Genre: ,Fiction,Animals,Animals,Dogs,Contemporary

Pages: 321 pages

The Art of Racing in the Rain pdf

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.,Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.,A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life … as only a dog could tell it.

 

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog pdf

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog  pdf

Title: Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog pdf

Author: John Grogan

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Animals,Autobiography,Memoir,Animals,Dogs,Biography

Pages: 291 pages

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog pdf

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.,Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women’s undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good—Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, “Don’t hesitate to use these.”,And yet Marley’s heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple’s joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, always winning hearts as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit’s end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

 

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog pdf

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog  pdf

Title: Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog pdf

Author: Dave Barry

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Humor,Animals,Autobiography,Memoir,Animals,Dogs

Pages: 240 pages

Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog pdf

In this “little gem” ( Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.,As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.),Lessons from Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.

 

The Summer of Riley pdf

The Summer of Riley  pdf

Title: The Summer of Riley pdf

Author: Eve Bunting

Genre: ,Animals,Animals,Dogs,Childrens,Fiction,Realistic Fiction

Pages: 176 pages

The Summer of Riley pdf

Enjoy best-selling author Eve Bunting’s moving story about the bond between a boy and his dog. ,”Maybe that’s one of the reasons people get dogs, to kind of close up the empty places inside them.”,Eleven-year-old William never needed a friend more than now. After his parents’ separation, his father’s new engagement, and his grandfather’s dying without any warning—adopting big, beautiful Riley is the first thing in a long time that has made him feel better. That is, until Riley innocently chases a horse.,Local law states that any animal that chases livestock must be put to sleep. Suddenly William stands to lose another thing close to him. Together with his friend Grace, William begins a campaign to reverse the county commissioners’ decision. But with a community divided on the issue, and the bully Ellis Porter trying to stop them at every turn, will they be able to save Riley’s life?,Celebrated author Eve Bunting shows William’s determined struggle to fight for what he believes in. The Summer of Riley is an inspiring novel about learning to accept life’s changes, the healing power of friendship, and the unending desire to protect those we love.

 

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness pdf

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness  pdf

Title: You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness pdf

Author: Julie Klam

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Animals,Dogs,Animals,Autobiography,Memoir

Pages: 228 pages

You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness pdf

The hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs. ,Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love.,You Had Me at Woof is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life’s most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, Julie realized what it might feel like to find “the one.” She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them-walks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems-she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person-and completely and utterly opened her heart. ,Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, You Had Me at Woof recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world.

 

Waggit Again pdf

Waggit Again  pdf

Title: Waggit Again pdf

Author: Peter Howe,

Genre: ,Animals,Animals,Dogs,Childrens,Childrens,Middle Grade,Fantasy

Pages: 304 pages

Waggit Again pdf

Abandoned . . . again!,Waggit misses the team of dogs who live in Central Park—his real family. He should have listened to them and never trusted the human. Now she’s brought him to a faraway place and left him there.,But Waggit is determined to find his way back home and nothing is going to stop him . . . not chains, not cruel enemies, not anything. When Waggit comes face-to-face with a very unusual human and an unlikely ally, he must decide if he can trust his instincts and his heart one more time. The long journey may lead him to the park, but what if it isn’t home anymore?,In this sequel to Waggit’s Tale, Peter Howe continues the exciting story of a young dog who finds what he needs to survive in the most unexpected places.

 

Little Klein pdf

Little Klein  pdf

Title: Little Klein pdf

Author: Anne Ylvisaker

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Animals,Animals,Dogs,Childrens

Pages: 192 pages

Little Klein pdf

A boy and his loyal dog roam freely and make mischief in a compelling portrait of a spirited family in bygone America.,Born Harold Sylvester George Klein, Little Klein can’t seem to measure up to the “Bigs.” His older brothers are a boisterous gang held together by the bustling, bighearted Mother Klein. Try as he might to stand tall and be heard above the din, Harold often feels little and left out — until one day when a stray named LeRoy answers his whistle and the two become inseparable, with LeRoy’s nose leading them from one adventure to the next. Join a cast of colorful characters in a rural river town circa 1949 where boys wrestle and fish, swipe pies, brave perilous waters on homemade rafts — and sometimes quietly become heroes.

 

The Inside Tree pdf

The Inside Tree  pdf

Title: The Inside Tree pdf

Author: Linda Smith,

Genre: ,Childrens,Picture Books,Childrens,Childrens,Storytime,Humor,Fiction,Animals,Dogs

Pages: 32 pages

The Inside Tree pdf

Mr. Potter lives all alone in his little house. And outside is a little yard with just enough room for one little tree. In fact, it’s such a fine tree that good-hearted Mr. Potter feels bad that it stands there all alone in the yard while he stays warm by the fire inside the house. It doesn’t seem right that the tree is never invited in. And so he decides to do just that. But what will happen when the tree grows and grows and grows—and his little house stays exactly the same size?