An undiscovered classic concerning the life, times and travels of a canine gentleman adventurer and transcendentalist. What a beautiful, wise, fierce, life-loving book this is! Like the Pooh books, there's an astonishing amount of wisdom here.
This novel features some challenging vocabulary, but it’s a great read for 4th to 5th graders--perhaps even advanced 3rd grade readers. And having read it twice, I can testify: adults also will adore it.
Craig Grossi signed up for the Marines soon after the attack on 9/11. Upon arrival in Afghanistan he was told three unofficial rules: No beer, no porn and no dogs. With dogs, there was some concern about rabies, but mainly it was about the danger of distraction. Within days Craig had met Fred, a happy-go-lucky stray, who scrounged for food around the encampment. Craig started to feed him scraps and a vital friendship was born. The only question was how to get Fred out of Afghanistan and back to the states. This book is a dog story and a road trip, but it's also an exploration into the long road back to normal for our veterans.
A hilarious story of a family dog who enters the corporate world to discover the struggles of being over-worked, pressed for deadlines, under-vacationed, and missing out on quality human time. Adults will appreciate the attention to detail in the illustrations while kids will enjoy the story of the talented Raymond, the dog who's trying to have it all and learns what really matters most along the way.