A Horse Named Dog

A Horse Named Dog

by Theresa Oliver

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692559093
Publisher: Write More Publications
Publication date: 10/17/2015
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Theresa Oliver grew up in southern Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky, in Clarksville, Indiana. In her childhood, she fell in love with the power of the written word, a love affair that has continued her whole life. She moved to Florida, where she has lived much of her adult life. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tenn., and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree, News Editorial sequence. She also earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. She is currently a writer and a full-time teacher. However, her biggest adventure is as a mother of three beautiful boys. Oliver currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida, with her husband and children.

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A Horse Named Dog 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Nurse4pets 10 months ago
As a horse lover and owner I was excited to read this book. While there were some mistakes made about horses, and the writing just seemed disjointed, I feel children will definitely enjoy this story, especially quirky, silly Dog. A book about growing up and learning and who you are and can be.
Nurse4pets 10 months ago
As a horse lover and owner I was excited to read this book. While there were some mistakes made about horses, and the writing just seemed disjointed, I feel children will definitely enjoy this story, especially quirky, silly Dog. A book about growing up and learning and who you are and can be.
amartinez87 10 months ago
A sweet story that made me smile and laugh. I enjoyed the lessons of kindness and forgiveness sprinkled throughout as well.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for anyone who enjoys stories starring a determined horse who determined but has some really strange quirks - like wagging his tail and generally behaving like the animal after which it is named, a Dog! Dog comes to the family farm to be broken and trained and immediately takes a liking to twelve year old Sam. However, Sam was with his Mum when a horse went out of control and attacked them both. He actually saved his Mum from further injury but she’s been severely injured. Sam finds it difficult to forget the sight of the rogue horse, Thunderer, galloping back to attack them and when Thunderer’s son, Dogs of War who is nicknamed Dog, comes to stay he really doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Dog definitely had other ideas! Read this delightful story to see how the two get to know each other and develop extraordinary emotional links that help them work together to achieve a great deal. This is an emotional story that will appeal to anyone who enjoys family stories with dramatic events, a heroic horse and racing. It deftly explores relationships and expectations whilst maintaining a high interest level to keep younger readers turning the pages to find out just what happens next. it is a story about overcoming fears, learning not to make assumptions and caring for animals in our care. Whilst targeted at pre-teens, the story itself is enjoyable to older audiences, too, IMHO! Thanks to the author, publisher and YA Bind Book Tours, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite What kind of name is Dog for a horse? Actually his official name is Dogs of War, but everyone just calls him Dog. Why? Well, perhaps his early years cavorting with the puppies has influenced his behaviour because this horse behaves like a dog. That’s right. He wags his tail, bows, smiles, lolls his tongue and gives big, slobbery, mushy cheek kisses. And he’s Sam’s responsibility at a time when Sam is recovering from his mother’s riding accident, one in which Dog’s father almost killed her. It’s almost too much to expect the boy to connect with Dog, but he does. You see, Dog is very persistent, and Dog has chosen Sam as his buddy. Theresa Oliver’s young people’s novel, A Horse Named Dog, is a compassionate story about connections: between boy and horse, boy and parents, boy and the world around him. It also addresses concerns about dealing with problems and overcoming fears, no matter how justifiable these fears might be. Sam connects with the horse named Dog. Sam has a positive connection with both of his parents, although he does challenge his dad’s insistence that Sam helps with the horse training after his mother’s accident that leaves her laid up for some time. Sam is also capable of expressing his opinions, both to his parents and to mean horse trainers who try to take Dog away from him. But the most compassionate connection is between the boy and the horse. This is a touching story. It opens the heart to human-animal bonding and parent-child bonding. There might be a little too much of the “I love you” and the “I’m so proud of you,” but the story as a whole is very endearing.