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Posted September 4, 2012
In 1704, Alba is a sea pup, or at least begins life as such. All that changes when his ship anchors at St. Augustine. Young Alba meets a pack of hounds, and has a grand time learning to hunt with them. Not only hunt, but become fond of Dice, a female pup of the the pack. He wistfully heads back to his ship only to find it has sailed without him. The next months prove the most adventurous and trying of his young life. Alba grows up during the several months the city is under siege by the English. He discovers his true calling in life, and learns that while love is not always reciprocated in the way one would want, it can still returned. Sandra Luck does a wonderful job weaving historical fact with a well-told tale of a young dog's experiences. The section dealing with the deaths of Alba's friends Toveh and Juan were especially touching. When it comes to storytelling, The Dogs of St. Augustine's is on a par with The Wind in the Willows. It deserves to become a classic!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.