Author: Sneed B. Collard
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627531483
Size: 12,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reliability, devotion and faithfulness: endearing qualities shared between people and their canine companions. Shep is the true story of a dog that became an inspiration to people around the world. Following the death of his owner in 1936, Shep watched as his body was placed on a train and shipped east. For more than five years, through rain and snow, Shep met every incoming train with hopes that he would see the man who had cared for him. Even today, people visit Fort Benton, Montana, to stand at the grave of a dog whose actions remind us of the true meaning of loyalty and heart.Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than 45 books for young people including The Prairie Builders, The Forest in the Clouds, Butterfly Count and B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet. Sneed lives in Missoula, Montana. Joanna Yardley has illustrated a number of award-winning children's books. This is her third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She is the illustrator of B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet and P is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet. Jo lives in Missoula, Montana along with her husband and son.

Children S Writer Guide To 2008

Author: Susan M. Tierney
ISBN: 9781889715384
Size: 19,90 MB
Format: PDF
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The 13th annual edition of Guide brings together the wisdom and perspectives of 250 editors, publishers, agents, and writers covering the full range of children's markets and writing techniques.

Man S Best Friends True Stories Of The World S Most Heroic Dogs

Author: John McShane
Editor: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782190392
Size: 16,76 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 354

For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble - a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion and astonishing courage to help humans in distress on countless occasions almost defies belief. Their stories range from Roselle the Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Centre, to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed over 1,000 kilometres of snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in his honour. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help humans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then there are the family pets who, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their own wellbeing, caring only about one thing; protecting the humans they love.

Children S Book Review Index

Author: Gary C. Tarbert
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lessons From A Sheep Dog

Author: Phillip Keller
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0849917654
Size: 14,91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 373

Follows the story of Lass, who is transformed from a believed-worthless and untrainable animal into a valuable sheepdog by a man's love, explaining how Lass's story reflects the transforming love of God.

The Story Of Rose

Author: Jon Katz
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345542657
Size: 14,80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the acclaimed author of A Good Dog, Dog Days, and Going Home comes this eBook original—a poignant memoir that celebrates Jon Katz’s beloved border collie, Rose, and their transformative years together on Bedlam Farm. “I like to say you get the dog you need,” Jon Katz writes, “and I don’t think any human ever needed a dog more than I needed Rose in the fall of 2003.” That year, Katz embarked on a quixotic quest, moving from the suburbs of New Jersey to a sprawling farm in upstate New York to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. And by his side was Rose, his unswervingly loyal and unflappable new dog. Whether herding sheep on the rolling hillsides, rounding up the neighbors’ stray cows, or rescuing lambs on a freezing winter night, Rose had a nimble mind and a great love for work. Never wanting to be coddled, she watched over Bedlam Farm with singular focus and efficiency, protecting Katz and his menagerie from wild coyotes and menacing storms. Yet Rose saved Katz in more ways than he ever imagined. As he struggled to manage the farm’s daily dramas—and continued to seek his true sense of purpose—Rose connected him to his deeper humanity and a more authentic life. With warmth, insight, and emotional honesty, Jon Katz has written a joyful remembrance of a one-of-a-kind dog. The Story of Rose reaffirms the profound bond people share with their pets, and the ways that animals indelibly shape our lives. “Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. . . . With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful insights.”—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me Includes moving excerpts from Going Home, and from Jon Katz’s upcoming short-story collection, Dancing Dogs.

Beyond Homo Sapiens

Author: Mariu Suárez
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462816453
Size: 20,17 MB
Format: PDF
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The author of this universal saga, Mari Suarez, is a surrealist visionary painter who has devoted herself to painting the images of the unconscious since 1969. Ariadne, the main character of Beyond Homo Sapiens, is a surrealist painter who explains her work in light of the creation of the surrealist movement of 1917. The movement was formed because the artists are closer to the unconscious than most people. Therefore, their work and experience could be used as fertile ground for understanding the psychological theories of Freud, Jung, Adler and Otto Rank. The psychological investigations of these scientists had led psychology to the realization of the fundamental spiritual nature in man; the seed of the Self in personality that unfolds psychologically in each person; the force of the Archetypes dressing themselves in symbols that reach the individual mind. Artists have the advantage that they can freeze these images in sculpture or canvas. Ariadne worked faithfully as a surrealist artist, freezing on canvas the images that reached her conscious mind from the depths of her unconscious. She felt driven to gain the tools to understand the images rooted in the metaphysical foundation of life that is the foundation of the psyche. She immersed herself in books about symbolism, mythologyall the teachings of the great Truth tellerswith the goal of understanding her own work. Slowly, she understood that the images were trying to show her a new view of men and women; they were trying to take her beyond the characteristic separation and limitation of the Homo Sapiens. Through her work, her life became a great challenge and a great hope. Beyond Homo Sapiens is the sum of that challenge and hope. Beyond Homo Sapiens is a historical, philosophical and mystical analysis of the historical events of 5,000 years. It depicts a woman's struggle to understand the chaos she witnesses all around her, hoping to help bring order to the world her daughter will inherit. In the process she formulates radically new ideas, but they are so solidly and clearly explained, readers are left wondering why this wasn't all explained to them in elementary school. In this modern odyssey, Ariadne takes readers through the labyrinth of discovery she has navigated for over thirty years and leads them to a new landscape rich with possibilities. In a manner understandable to all, Beyond Homo Sapiens summarizes the evolution of man towards spiritual awareness. The never-ending struggle of good (anything that helps that evolution) versus evil (anything that thwarts it) becomes apparent in the narrative. Ariadnes fresh perspective gives readers new insights to help them distinguish Spiritual truth from the lies by which we are constantly bombarded. One feels like the author is holding one's hand as she guides one through the past and the present. With compassionate wisdom and insight she describes the necessary ingredients to understand our journey. With masterful perspicuity, she illustrates, by spiritual and intuitive example, the steps we should be taking to make man's relationship to man a thing of beauty and love, rather than one of destruction and hate. Readers will be exhilarated to realize the unity of thought and vision that unites them with the Greek philosophers, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marx, Engels, and all the great thinkers throughout history. Beyond Homo Sapiens reminds us that the present is the fruit of the past, and the future is the fruit of the present. Time, therefore, is a wheel of continuous movement. Any hope for a better future requires that we understand the past and change the present. Beyond Homo Sapiens, describes the reasons why men and women continue to be demeaning to themselves, the world and its inhabitants. This trilogy, finally available in English, is recommended for public and academic libraries.

True Story

Author: Jocelyn Hainsworth
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460255488
Size: 12,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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See what it's like to grow up on a prairie farm. Understand there is safety and danger in every day, hard, hot work balanced with the fun of "swamp swimmin," and meet a pet goat who is unaware she is not human. True Story! simply tells of the experience of growing up in rural Saskatchewan; the work and play, fun times and foul moods that go into growing gardens, raising beef and finding homes for fourteen puppies in one year. For all the city and town dwellers who believe that folks who live on a farm are aliens-this book will prove you right.

Dog Heroes

Author: Ben Holt
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 0857654896
Size: 15,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Swansea Jack, the Labrador who saved more than 25 people from drowning. Max, the police German shepherd who chased and caught two convicted criminals. Shadow, the Rottweiler that saved three young children from a pair of hungry wolves. These are just a few of the inspiring true stories in this collection of dog tales from around the world. Included are some astonishing first-hand accounts by people who have witnessed quick thinking and resourceful dogs in action. From trained lifeguard dogs and guide dogs to loyal family pets and unnamed strays, each of these courageous canines has shown true heroism – sometimes in the most surprising of ways. Heart-melting, dramatic and often deeply moving, Dog Heroes proves why dogs can save and change lives, and are truly our best friends.

Chips The War Dog

Author: Nancy West
Editor: hero dog publications
ISBN: 9780974365916
Size: 16,38 MB
Format: PDF
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Chips. a husky-shepherd-collie mix is a curious and carefree dog until the news arrives that Japanses warplanes have boobed Pearl Harbor. Suddenly Chip's comfortable life, and the lives of everyone he knows in his peaceful village are changed forever. Follow Chips as he is enlisted in "Dogs for Defense" and joins the first war dog detachment to be shipped overseas into some for the fiercest fighting of the Second World War. A fictional account based on the true-life adventures of the most highly decorated canine hero from World War II. Chips: The War Dog is a timeless story about the importance of home, friendship, and loyalty during one of the most challenging times in America's history.