You Lucky Dog!

You Lucky Dog!

by Kate Kelly


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You Lucky Dog! is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that somehow survived and thrived to become local or national celebrities. One such story features Bum, a steamship stowaway, who hops off a ship in San Diego in 1886 and makes the town his home. There's also Terry, the dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, who was given away by his first owners who found him disobedient. Don't forget that famous Benji was a shelter dog before he became a star.

The book also contains unforgettable stories about America's First Dogs (and a First Fish and a First Raccoon) to give a rounded view of our dogs' place in American history. Kate captures their very souls in moving descriptions of the devotion, loyalty and trust that not only changed the fortune of these very special dogs, but also the lives of their human caregivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989210607
Publisher: America Comes Alive Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2013
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Kate Kelly is the successful author of You Lucky Dog! and more than 35 other nonfiction titles. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post, and recently returned to her love of history with her website, America Comes Alive, a site dedicated to telling little-known stories of America's past. She is an engaging speaker, and has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The View, CBS Early Show, CNN and MSNBC.

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