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Lad: A Dog is a novelized version of twelve short stories about a fantastic collie named Lad. Lad is a noble creature, risking life and limb in defense of the vulnerable.
Many people believe Lad: A Dog was the basis for the highly popular "Lassie" series which gripped the imagination of children and adults alike, as has this book for generations past.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 01: His Mate
Chapter 02: "Quiet!"
Chapter 03: A Miracle of Two
Chapter 04: His Little Son
Chapter 05: For a Bit of Ribbon
Chapter 06: Lost!
Chapter 07: The Throwback
Chapter 08: The Gold Hat
Chapter 09: Speaking of Utility
Chapter 10: The Killer
Chapter 11: Wolf
Chapter 12: In the Day of Battle
Albert Payson Terhune (1872 – 1942) was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of two writers, his Father also a prominent minister. Terhune had great success in two endeavors, writing and dog breeding.
Originally a journalist, Terhune turned his family's summer home into a successful Collie breeding Kennel and devoted himself to writing fiction, mostly dog-themed.
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This should be on every dog lovers list. Although written almost 100 years ago it loses nothing of its potency as an enchanting tale of canine courage. Anyone who has watched the 'Lassie' films will love this but be warned, you will need the tissues handy from time to time!
It is certainly up there with the likes of Black Beauty and 101 Dalmatians as one of the very best animal stories as Lad's adventures both on and off 'The Place' are beautifully related.
- SHERRY STEPHENS
I read this book when I was in elementary school, and when I found it on Audible, I just had to get it. I am so glad I did. It is a wonderful book and I have really enjoyed listening to it. It brought back wonderful memories.
If you have ever loved a dog, you will love this book.
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- Shey Shey Roberts
Loved it so much. Lad is so sweet. He reminds me of my dog.
- Marla McClanahan
A Study in Contempt
I couldn't finish it, so I suppose it's possible the author developed a bit of humility and regard for fellow humanity by the end, but the brazen snobbery of the author just made it unreadable/unlistenable for me. It's one thing to think - even know - that your dog is the greatest, but there were very few human beings in the book - or animals for that matter - who had the author's respect. Horrid.