The Pond

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This inspiring tale about respecting and preserving animal and plant life, perhaps even more relevant in today's climate than when it was first published, is finally back in print. Fourteen-year-old Joey spends his childhood visiting a beautiful back-country pond in Virginia. His humorous and heart-warming adventures in and around the pond, with the faithful dog Charley at his side, broaden his understanding of his place in the world and awaken in him a protective instinct towards all nature. In an era of ...
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Overview


This inspiring tale about respecting and preserving animal and plant life, perhaps even more relevant in today's climate than when it was first published, is finally back in print. Fourteen-year-old Joey spends his childhood visiting a beautiful back-country pond in Virginia. His humorous and heart-warming adventures in and around the pond, with the faithful dog Charley at his side, broaden his understanding of his place in the world and awaken in him a protective instinct towards all nature. In an era of climate-change debate and animal rights movements, The Pond delivers an important message to readers of all ages, at the same time never failing to delight.
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Editorial Reviews

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"What makes The Pond more than just another nature ramble is Murphy's understanding of the nuances of human nature." --Life

"To have all this and a good dog too, is to own the world." --Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468303728
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 997,459
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert Murphy is the author of The Peregrine Falcon and The Stream, in addition to The Pond, for which he won the Dutton Animal Book Award. He was also a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post. He died in 1971.
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