Dog Is God Spelled Backwardsby Clark Malcolm Greene
Clark and his Airedale puppy, Patch, grow up around Lake Erie in a time when every boy loves his dog and everyone knows the rules. Patch at first doesn't appear to hold the life of her young master in her jaws, but time proves otherwise. Soon grown grand in body and spirit, Patch commands attention wherever she goes and she knows it. Savior, teacher and rescuer to
Clark and his Airedale puppy, Patch, grow up around Lake Erie in a time when every boy loves his dog and everyone knows the rules. Patch at first doesn't appear to hold the life of her young master in her jaws, but time proves otherwise. Soon grown grand in body and spirit, Patch commands attention wherever she goes and she knows it. Savior, teacher and rescuer to most, some see the brave dog as unruly. She is both; gentle and loving, but reckless in fury when need be and just as likely to snatch dinner tidbits or battle skunks as she is to protect Clark from out-of-control adults and a pack of wild dogs. Their days are filled with fun and adventure, but Patch and Clark also bounce between grace and guilt. Knowing the rules doesn't always mean compliance, despite the efforts of those around them. They find a corpse on the shores of Lake Erie, suffer the aftermath of the dead fish Patch finds irresistible, play a tragic ball game, keep frightening secrets and adventure about in a lifetime full of uncommon escapades. Explore how the love between a boy and his dog replicates the beauty and bitter sweetness of life, of innocence and adulthood.
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This was a great book, the story of a boy coming of age with his faithful Airedale Terrier. This to me was a story from the heart, better than any dog/owner books out there.
Clark Malcolm Greene has written a thoroughly enjoyable and easily read book. With wit and candor, he paints vivid pictures of his early years on the shores of Lake Erie. A boy and his dog is hardly a new concept, but Clark has created an insight into the relationship of man and dog in a charming and colorful way. This is one book that I would highly recommend to all ages, and if I were still teaching English, I would be using this in my classrooms. Dog Is God Spelled Backwards ranks right up there with To Kill a Mockingbird with Scout, Jem and Bo. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book!
how wonderfull a book, knowing the family, these adventures between a boy and a dog are so captured within this book it's amazing. their experiences together show a loving, delightful, give and take relationship, where loyalty always came out ahead. a memoriable book for years to come and for all ages. I'm Looking Forward To ... And Waiting For The Next One ! I put it up there with Where The Red Fern Grows!!!!!!!!!!!! Both Are #1 In My Book
DOG is GOD Spelled Backwards is by any measure a fascinating and engaging story by Clark Green. It is easy to envision this book one day being read in an educational setting in addition to or even in place of books like To Kill a Mockingbird, Huck Finn, Of Mice and Men. I am not trying to purport that Clark Green is better than those famed authors. I am saying that the story of this book, an excerpt of postwar life in America through the 1950's on the shores of Lake Erie... the life, happiness, trials, love and rules of this family, this boy and his dog and their adventures, is not only worth reading but worth being read. I tend to live the books I read when I read them. Clark Green gave me the opportunity to live the love of a puppy, the mischief of a boy, a dog and a boy with his dog. The love of adventure, the unrecognized hardship of growing up during this period of history and of helping realize how the uniqueness of each and every person in a family molds who we become as a part of that family. I laughed, I grinned, I shook my head in surprise and I had to wipe saddened tears from my face. There is no one who can read this book and not have some portion of the story hit home... or wish it did.
A book of great adventures and old fashion love between a boy and his best friend. It opens doors to many memory nooks of life before the addiction of technology and social restrictions. A good book to kickstart the memory cells and re-appreciate the simple life of childhood.
DOG is GOD Spelled Backwards is the author¿s memoir of his youth in post World War II America. He describes a simpler time when dogs and boys were inseparable and everyone knew the rules. This is a heartfelt book that shows the lighter aspects of the life and death lessons learned by the author. It¿s so refreshing to read a memoir that doesn¿t focus on all the bad things that happened to the author. Life wasn¿t always rosy for the author either but nonetheless he grew, learned, and cherished each experience just the same. I particularly enjoyed the author¿s exploration and constant recognition of ¿the rules¿. One of the many Greene House Rules: ¿We will ALL sit down together EVERY night for dinner. No matter what. (Even if children were being banished with no dinner, we were required to say grace en masse before the offender¿s sentence started.)¿ About how the rules were different for boys and girls: ¿Temperatures were taken infrequently and pronouncements of well being varied with degree and gender. Girls stayed home at 98.8 but boys were okay until the red line reached past 103.9¿¿