Let’s face it. Dog books never end well. Pick up any of the current favorite titles and you know what’s going to happen in the end. ( James Thurber is the only author who will leave you laughing as he moves from dog to dog, often with illustrations. ) If you insist on reading about dogs, here are a few titles to check out. ” My Dog Skip ” by Willie Morris ( a REAL weeper ) ” The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. James Herriot’s ” Dog Stories” and ” More Dog Stories . ” The Story of Edgar Sawtelle ” by David Wroblewski.
But—-if you love dogs, love nature writing, and are a fan of nonfiction, please read ” Winterdance” by Gary Paulsen. The story of Paulsen’s first attempt to run the Iditarod, from the beginning trial runs on dry land, to the acqusition of his first team, and the hilarious trip to Alaska in the broken down truck, is laugh out loud funny through the entire book. This is one incredible outdoor adventure read, and I strongly reccomend it for all readers. Gary Paulsen is a national treasure….