Letters to a Young Pug

Letters to a Young Pug

by Nancy Levine, Wilson the Pug

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Overview

How does the Master teach? Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, is about to find out in this enchanting follow-up from the stars of The Tao of Pug.

Otto, the sage old pup who taught Wilson the ways of the Tao Te Ching, the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, is finally ready to rest his bones and retire to Boca Raton. Wilson is next in line to take his place as Master of the Taoist pug lineage, but before he can assume his rightful position, he must train his own successor, the young pup Homer. Once Homer has learned the lessons of the Tao and earned his yin-yang badge, Wilson can take his place on Otto’s throne.

Through funny letters and charming photographs, Wilson converses with his apprentice on the subtle wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. But unfortunately for Wilson, Homer’s not the easiest pupil to teach. He’s more interested in filling his stomach than feeding his mind and he’d rather nap his way to wisdom. The young pug’s path to enlightenment is chock full of surprises, as Wilson is about to find out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510714434
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Tao of Pug Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 847,094
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Wilson the Pug is a direct descendant and lineage bearer of Pug-tzu—companion of the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu. The latter is widely credited with authoring the Tao Te Ching. Wilson lives in Berkeley, California, where he finds much tolerance for this Taoist canine American lifestyle.

Nancy Levine is a veteran dog photographer and former staff photographer for the Elmsford, New York, Humane Society. She has had extensive experience in theater and stand-up comedy and is a regular contributor to the Investigative Report, a cutting-edge parody newspaper in San Francisco. Her commentaries have been broadcast in the Bay Area on NPR affiliates, and her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently vice president of client services for an executive search firm and conducts corporate training workshops in the Bay Area. Originally from Scarsdale, New York, Levine now resides with Wilson in Berkeley, California.

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What do you get when you take a Pug named Wilson who is trained in the art of Tao, is a famous canine philosopher, and who must advise his successor, Homer, in the ways of Taoism? You get Wilson the Pug, soon to be Master of the Taoist Pug lineage, who must impart his wisdom upon young Homer. And how better to do this than through letters to the budding protege, accompanied by photos to document the ways of Tao--and the ways of a Pug.

LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG is the third book in the Wilson the Pug series, following THE TAO OF PUG and HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Along with talented animal photographer Nancy Levine, Wilson attempts to help his soon-to-be Tao successor learn everything he needs to know through letters and accompanying photographs.

What a wonderful book! Beautiful photographs and laugh-out-loud letters that give new meaning to the phrase "it's a dog's life," LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Whether you're five or one-hundred and five, you won't go wrong with this gorgeous book. I actually read it to my children, ages five and nine, and both loved it. Although the five-year-old was more interested in the pictures (from cute to hilarious to everything in between), my son thought the letters were interesting, as well. In his words, the writer has a "great imagination." I couldn't agree more!

Be sure to pick up a copy of this book for all the dog lovers on your Holiday shopping list, for your children, or just for yourself. The discipline of Tao comes alive, as does the world of Wilson and Homer. An absolutely beautiful, entertaining book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you take a Pug named Wilson who is trained in the art of Tao, is a famous canine philosopher, and who must advise his successor, Homer, in the ways of Taoism? You get Wilson the Pug, soon to be Master of the Taoist Pug lineage, who must impart his wisdom upon young Homer. And how better to do this than through letters to the budding protege, accompanied by photos to document the ways of Tao--and the ways of a Pug. LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG is the third book in the Wilson the Pug series, following THE TAO OF PUG and HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Along with talented animal photographer Nancy Levine, Wilson attempts to help his soon-to-be Tao successor learn everything he needs to know through letters and accompanying photographs. What a wonderful book! Beautiful photographs and laugh-out-loud letters that give new meaning to the phrase 'it's a dog's life,' LETTERS TO A YOUNG PUG will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Whether you're five or one-hundred and five, you won't go wrong with this gorgeous book. I actually read it to my children, ages five and nine, and both loved it. Although the five-year-old was more interested in the pictures (from cute to hilarious to everything in between), my son thought the letters were interesting, as well. In his words, the writer has a 'great imagination.' I couldn't agree more! Be sure to pick up a copy of this book for all the dog lovers on your Holiday shopping list, for your children, or just for yourself. The discipline of Tao comes alive, as does the world of Wilson and Homer. An absolutely beautiful, entertaining book!