The late Jack Magestro left careers in teaching, educational administration and Information Technology to write. Until 2009, he lived in Wisconsin with his wife Jill, where they were owned by a Dachshund named Belle. Over the last decades, his experiences as a frequent traveler to many of the seldom-visited reaches of the Caribbean formed much of the background for his stories. Blending his love for his little dog and his fascination with the islands, he painted a special picture full of warmth and colorful humor in his books. Jack, Jill and Belle have all left us, but their kind spirits survive in these classic tales, a fitting legacy for those who loved making others smile, and the pets who helped them.
Redstripe and Other Dachshund Talesby Jack Magestro
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REDSTRIPE AND OTHER DACHSHUND TALES is a tail-wagging treat for anyone who has ever been "owned" by a Dachshund or other four-legged friend. It was followed by the sequel ANOTHER REDSTRIPE PLEASE! and the "three-quel," REDSTRIPE'S INN, all by the hapless human author, Jack Magestro. In all three books, the hounds and not the humans are in charge. The Dachshund trio of Redstripe, Paris and Belle creates a canine chorus of comedy, always with an outcome that will make you bark with laughter.
Over the years, the REDSTRIPE books have developed a kind of cult following, mostly among "Doxiholics" -- but also including readers who simply love dogs and other critters -- or just an amusing "tail" told by a masterful writer. We hope that you too will rate Magestro's stories "Two Paws Up," like thousands of previous readers across the nation and around the world!
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These stories are wonderful and they will be a part of our family's traditions for years to come. Thank you for sharing your adventures, Jack. We look forward to reading more. I am going to buy two more copies to put in the children's Christmas stockings, as a special remembrance of Red Stripe.