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Fully illustrated story of the life and adventures of Lad, the beloved Sunnybank collie
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First published in 1919, Albert Payson Terhune's Lad: A Dog is actually a collection of immensely popular magazine stories. The hero is an extraordinary collie named Lad, "a thoroughbred in spirit as well as in blood." In each tale, Lad exhibits his pure strength of character as he fights off burglars, rescues an invalid child from a poisonous snake, wins ribbons in dog shows, and otherwise leads a dog-hero's life. This is a period piece--a threatened puppy is described, for example, as "a blinking pygmy who gallantly essayed to growl defiance"--and that touch of fustian is all part of Terhune's enduring charm. Because the stories didn't originally appear together, there's considerable repetition: nearly every story with a fight scene has the same authorial mini-lecture on the difference in fighting technique between collies and bulldogs. But Lad is a character who has poked his muzzle into a million hearts, and new generations of dog lovers will also appreciate his loyalty and courage. As Terhune himself wrote, "few... bothered to praise the stories, themselves. But all of them praised Lad, which pleased me far better." (Ages 6 and older) --Richard FarrAbout the Author:
Albert Payson Terhune was born in New Jersey in 1872. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University, he worked as a reporter for the Evening World from 1894 to 1914. Terhune was a breeder of collies and wrote a number of books based on his own dog Lad.
Sam Savitt was a renowned equine artist, the illustrator of more than 100 books, and a fine author in his own right. Several of his horse charts are considered authoritative works and have been used by the Smithsonian Institution. For a time he was the official illustrator of the United States Equestrian Team, and he was also a founding member of the American Academy of Equine Artists.
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1967. Condition: Good. Thirty-second Printing. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13869743
Book Description Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2884342793
Book Description Dutton Juvenile. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 052533291X Ex-library book with usual markings. Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # Z052533291XZ3
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1967. Condition: Very Good. Thirty-second Printing. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP98515047
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG052533291X
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Dutton Childrens Books, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover in near fine condition with very good dust jacket. Anniversary Edition. Seller Inventory # 147893
Book Description Dutton, N.Y., 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Eighty-first Printing. 286p. A near fine copy, with an inscription (not from the author) on the front free endpaper, in a very good price-clipped d.j. with a pea-size scrape at the top near the forecorner of the front panel. This is a later printing of the Anniversary Edition which was first issued in 1959. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 014615