Here in one volume are Terhune's best known and best loved dog stories, with several new ones especially written for this book.
Here are Lad and Buff and Treve and Lochinvar Bobby ready and eager to make friends, not only through the medium of the printed page but in the illustrations of Marguerite Kirmse, who draws dogs with the same love and understanding with which Terhune wrote about them.
Probably no one knew dogs better than the late Albert Payson Terhune. He owned many famous dogs; his champions, the Sunnybank Collies, were known the world over. He trained them, he exhibited them, he found homes for them, he worked with them, he played with them—loving dogs was his life work—and with this background it is no wonder that he became one of the greatest living writers on Dogs.
No one can read these stories without thrilling to the adventures, the personalities, the love, loyalty, and courage of these puppies who have earned their position as "Man's best friend."
It is a collection that holds an almost equally divided appeal for the young readers and grownup. It is a collection that will inspire character and respect, and tempt the reader to return again and again to the delight of its pages.
—from the dust jacket of the Junior Deluxe Edition (with Marguerite Kirmse illustrations)
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