The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Feiwel & Friends

ISBN:9781429927048

Total Pages:224

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In this companion to her acclaimed 2005 novel, A Dog's Life, Ann M. Martin tells the parallel stories of a stray dog (the brother of the dog featured in A Dog's Life), a boy dealing with unspeakable loss, and a boy whose most ardent wish is to own a dog—and everything for a dog. Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left motherless as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart. Bone doesn't know if his sister is still alive, and must now go on, alone. Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs. Henry's best friend has moved away. All Henry has wanted is a dog of his own. But his parents won't let him. Bone, Charlie, and Henry live very different lives, but they are fated to intersect in surprising ways. Award-winning author Ann M. Martin has written a powerful, heartfelt novel that's perfect for anyone who has ever longed for a dog, or loved one.

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It's a Dog's Life

Author:Susan E. Goodman

Publisher:Flash Point

ISBN:1466816570

Total Pages:32

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Have you ever wondered what your dog sees when he looks at a sunset? Or what she smells when she has her nose to the ground? And what IS your pooch trying to say when he looks at you with those big puppy eyes? With a thoroughly silly text and adorable illustrations, IT'S DOG'S LIFE answers those questions and a whole lot more. Covering everything from dog breeds to their evolution and behavior, this accessible nonfiction book is sure to satisfy even the most voracious fact hounds.

A Dog's Life

Author:Peter Mayle

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307791920

Total Pages:208

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Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours. As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, A Dog’s Life gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable.

It's a Dog's Life...but It's Your Carpet

Author:Dr. Justine Lee

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307409953

Total Pages:272

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Why does my dog lick his balls? Admit it; you’ve always wanted to know. Well, finally there’s a professional out there who’s not too embarrassed to answer–bone-fide veterinarian, critical-care specialist, and dog lover Dr. Justine A. Lee. It’s a Dog’s Life . . . but It’s Your Carpet takes you behind the scenes to look at the training and off-the-record opinions of a certified vet, and answers all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about your dog, including: Is a dog's nose a good indicator of his health? Can a Chihuahua and a Great Dane mate? Why do dogs eat their own poop? What's the smartest breed? Can I get my dog's ears pierced? Why does my dog roll around in rotting feces? If I mix food coloring with Fluffy's kibble, will it make her poop easier to find in the yard? Written by one of two hundred veterinary board-certified emergency critical-care specialists in the world, It’s a Dog’s Life . . . but It’s Your Carpet offers factual and funny answers to some of the most common, offbeat questions about our beloved companions. Whether you’re looking for advice on pet rearing, solutions to your dog's most frustrating habits, explanations of his weirdest quirks, or simply a good laugh, this book is sure to inform–and entertain–dog lovers of every breed.

A Modern Dog's Life

Author:Paul McGreevy

Publisher:The Experiment

ISBN:1615191186

Total Pages:328

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An animal behavior expert “combines sensible information with charming wit [in] an entertaining guide for new and veteran dog owners” (Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me). What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why do canines of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian and professor of animal behavior Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more, explaining what life is like from a pooch’s perspective—including a special section about dogs and city living. Filled with humor and memorable characters (including “Uncle Wolf” and “Feral Cheryl”), this guide offers: Insights from recent studies on how dogs see, smell, and experience the world Explanations of canine behavior, accompanied with over forty action photos Tips on everything from petting them to calming them at the vet’s User-friendly training techniques that build skills gradually and keep your pet motivated Dr. McGreevy offers an exciting new approach to training a dog: By acting as a “life coach”—rather than an “alpha dog” or “parent”—and by looking at the process as a fun opportunity for you and your pet to grow closer and learn new skills, you can greatly improve your dog’s quality of life, and teach good behavior at the same time. “Science, experience, and common sense . . .Your dog will want you to read it.” —Mark Evans, chief veterinary adviser, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray (Scholastic Gold)

Author:Ann M. Martin

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545593573

Total Pages:208

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A Dog's Life joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.

Simon's Cat

Author:Simon Tofield

Publisher:Penguin Canada

ISBN:0143175351

Total Pages:200

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Simon Tofield's award-winning short animated films about an inventive, insistent, and perennially hungry feline and his human, Simon, were instant word-of-mouth hits, garnering millions of YouTube views and being forwarded around the world within months of first being posted. Now, Simon's cat is being wrapped up between the covers of an irresistible illustrated book of black-and-white line drawings. It's the perfect gift for feline-loving friends and family.

A Dog's Purpose

Author:W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher:Forge Books

ISBN:9781429960274

Total Pages:320

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A Dog’s Purpose—the #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture—is a perfect gift to introduce dog lovers to this wonderful series. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky. Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose 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 moving and beautifully crafted 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. Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey #3 A Dog's Promise Books for Young Readers Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Max's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Toby's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Novel The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Novels A Dog's Way Home The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dog's Life

Author:Martin Clunes

Publisher:Hodder

ISBN:1844568865

Total Pages:300

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It is a fact generally acknowledged, dear reader, that a man is not a man without a dog . . . `I have always been a pushover when it comes to dogs ? something my own dogs worked out a long time ago. Who else can be relied on to be that excited about seeing you first thing, day in day out?? Mary, Tina and Arthur are the four-footed members of the Clunes family ? scrapping, sleeping, leaping, wagging and licking. But there?s too much of the scrapping, and the hierarchy is a complicated structure that has been bent and broken. Martin Clunes set off on a worldwide adventure to film ITV?s A Man and His Dogs and sought to discover where dogs come from and how they evolved into our companions and the working dogs of today. Along the way he also learned about the social structure of a wolf pack, survival skills of dingoes in Australia and wild dogs in Africa, among other things. In the wild, social rules are obeyed or fur flies, but nature has been pretty vicious in Martin?s own back yard as well. The battle to stop the fighting between Tina and Mary has included ventures into therapy, training classes, dog psychiatry, diet and tough love. Through the adventures of this delightful, closely-knit family, with their horses and chickens and dogs, we learn about the soft-hearted actor who is Martin Clunes. Fond, funny and endearing, this book will enchant and fascinate in equal measure.

LIFE Dogs

Author:The Editors of LIFE

Publisher:Time Home Entertainment

ISBN:1547842954

Total Pages:96

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Celebrate man's best friend in this collector's edition, LIFE Dogs: Why We Need Them. Why They Need Us.

A Three Dog Life

Author:Abigail Thomas

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780156033060

Total Pages:192

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When Abigail Thomas’s husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his brain shattered. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, he must live the rest of his life in an institu­tion. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lives in the eternal present, and the eerie poetry of his often uncanny perceptions. This wise, plainspoken, beautiful book enacts the truth Abigail discovered in the five years since the acci­dent: You might not find meaning in disaster, but you might, with effort, make something useful of it.

A Year in Provence

Author:Peter Mayle

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307755495

Total Pages:224

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National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

A Corner of the Universe

Author:Ann M. Martin

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545368731

Total Pages:224

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Ann Martin's phenomenal Newbery Honor book, now in paperback The summer Hattie turns 12, her predictable smalltown life is turned on end when her uncle Adam returns home for the first time in over ten years. Hattie has never met him, never known about him. He's been institutionalized; his condition invovles schizophrenia and autism. Hattie, a shy girl who prefers the company of adults, takes immediately to her excitable uncle, even when the rest of the family -- her parents and grandparents -- have trouble dealing with his intense way of seeing the world. And Adam, too, sees that Hattie is special, that her quiet, shy ways are not a disability,

Beautiful Joe

Author:Marshall Saunders

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:1443432423

Total Pages:256

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Based on the true story of Joe, an abused mutt named from in Meaford, Ontario, at the end of the nineteenth century, Beautiful Joe is the moving tale of a dog’s rescue from a cruel owner. Beautiful Joe was written as an autobiography from the perspective of Joe himself, much like Anna Sewell’s novel, Black Beauty, which inspired author Margaret Marshall Saunders’ (pen name Marshall Saunders) approach to telling Joe’s story. Saunders first encountered the story of Beautiful Joe when paying a visit to her sister-in-law, who was rehabilitating the real Joe after her father had rescued him from his abusive owner. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

A Famous Dog's Life

Author:Sue Chipperton,Rennie Dyball

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101514264

Total Pages:288

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¡Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar. Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also that of Sue's successful training techniques, and her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars, like Mooni, Gidget's Chihuahua roommate and the eventual star of Legally Blonde. Sue shares her delightful tales, investing humor, warmth, and rare insight into one of the freshest and most fun Hollywood success stories ever told.

Living a Dog's Life, Jazzy, Juicy, and Me

Author:Cindy Adams

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1429919205

Total Pages:240

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The swell of dog love that met Cindy Adams everywhere she went after the publication of The Gift of Jazzy made it clear that Jazzy's fans were primed for the next installment. And since, in Cindy's own words, "Yorkies are like peanuts. You can't stop at just one," her decision to bring Juicy into the family gave her ample ammo to do just that. But it wasn't long until her beloved Jazzy—who had become her closest family member and helped her cope with her husband's death—passed away unexpectedly. Cindy was devastated. Jazzy's paw prints had been indelibly imprinted on her heart and nothing and nobody would ever replace him. Cindy was certain she would never love again. But as her relationship with Juicy grew, and the loving, single-minded pooch claimed her rightful place in the center of Cindy's lap, she realized that yet again a wise four-legged companion had shown her that "Life is good. Life goes on." With her signature wit, smarts, and taste for celebrity dish, Cindy Adams shares the life lessons she learned from both her saviors—Juicy and Jazzy.

PAWS or It's A Dog's Life

Author:Rober Ayres

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781462820269

Total Pages:134

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A lighthearted collection of stories, adventures, and misadventures from cycling encounters with animals and life’s experiences.

Bela' - A Dog's Life

Author:D.E. Gilmore

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1483607925

Total Pages:127

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Bela’ - A Dog’s Life by: B. L. Kendall-Gilmore Bela’ (pronounced - “bay la“) - A Dog‘s Life, is about a rat terrier who tells her story in this delightful tale of neglect and redemption. She begins her life in a puppy mill, where she is found by Louise in an outdoor puppy mill. Bela’s life begins anew, this time in a warm, loving home. She is introduced to her new sister, Cali, another rat terrier. This is a tiny story about a tiny dog with a huge personality; and her loving owner and a cantankerous, hyperactive sister. Bela’s family includes an elderly human grandmother and her experiences in a household where she fights to be the queen. Bela’ is special, even if she alone thinks it. She insists upon her position in her family and in life, and to be treated as the royalty she believes herself to be.

How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life

Author:Owen Jones

Publisher:Megan Publishing Services

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Total Pages:82

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‘How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life – and make him love you for doing it’ is the complete handbook on getting a dog and look after it, written by a dog-owner who is so passionate about dogs that his Buddhist wife is convinced that he was one in his last life! Owen Jones has shared his life with dogs ever since the first day of his life. He knows them so well that he’s sure that he can tell them jokes! This is a must read!

Simon's Cat: It's a Dog's Life

Author:Simon Tofield

Publisher:Canongate Books

ISBN:1786897016

Total Pages:128

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While patrolling his territory, Simon’s Cat dips into the lives of the many dogs in his neighbourhood, including crazy poodles, a lovestruck bulldog and a pack of mischievous puppies. With characteristic style and wit, Simon Tofield’s brilliantly observed illustrations capture the comical capers of different dog breeds, and some a-meow-sing encounters with their feline counterparts.