By Jon Katz
Nobody brings to lifestyles the awesome bond among people and their canines like New York instances bestselling writer Jon Katz. He has warmed our spirits with captivating stories and willing observations of his animal menagerie—the canine, sheep, chickens, and different citizens of Bedlam Farm. Now, Katz is again with what he does most sensible in his first choice of brief tales, Dancing Dogs.
With his signature perception and present for storytelling, Katz stocks 16 tales approximately considered one of life’s most unusual relationships: within the identify tale, a housekeeper loses her activity, yet discovers her four-legged “children” have a few toe-tapping abilities that simply may well get the total family members again on its toes. In “Puppy Commando,” a shy grade-school outcast forges an speedy reference to a beagle dog she meets at a shelter—and hazards every thing to maintain him. “Gracie’s final Walk” contains a girl who needs to give you the chance to assert see you later to her loved golden retriever—but finally ends up announcing hi to a person unforeseen. “The puppy Who saved males Away” indicates that no longer all people cross the “sniff” try out in terms of canine, who own a very good pass judgement on of personality. And in “Guardian Angel,” a widower dealing with a painful transition unearths the best convenience within the unlikeliest of sources—a funny-looking pug named Gus.
Whether sitting, staying, and rolling over, within the barnyard, shelters, or domestic, candy, domestic, the creatures in Dancing Dogs are surely inspiring and completely memorable.
Praise for Dancing Dogs
“Funny, keenly saw brief tales illuminating the bond among guy and his top friend.”—People
“Jon Katz writes with ardour and humor concerning the connections among animals and people. . . . Animal enthusiasts are bound to are looking to upload this publication to their collection.”—Examiner.com
“Katz’s tales, occasionally hot and occasionally humorous, are delicate, gentle reads which are effortless to choose up and luxuriate in and may entice puppy fans everywhere.”—Booklist
“Insightful, relocating . . . a tissue-box-worthy selection of animal tales.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[A] heartwarming book.”—The Dallas Morning News
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