- By Gerald Hausman Loretta Hausman Barry Moser

Dogs of Myth: Tales from Around the World

  • Title: Dogs of Myth: Tales from Around the World
  • Author: Gerald Hausman Loretta Hausman Barry Moser
  • ISBN: 9780689806964
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dogs of Myth Tales from Around the World On the first morning of the world a man and a dog forged a solid friendship Ever since in cultures all around the globe dogs have been our faithful companions inseparable dependable loyal and lo

    On the first morning of the world, a man and a dog forged a solid friendship Ever since, in cultures all around the globe, dogs have been our faithful companions inseparable, dependable, loyal, and loving Gerald and Loretta Hausman retell thirteen tales that capture the spirit of our beloved friend, the many faceted dog Here are trickster dogs, like the well meaningOn the first morning of the world, a man and a dog forged a solid friendship Ever since, in cultures all around the globe, dogs have been our faithful companions inseparable, dependable, loyal, and loving Gerald and Loretta Hausman retell thirteen tales that capture the spirit of our beloved friend, the many faceted dog Here are trickster dogs, like the well meaning but forgetful husky who accidentally brought Death to the world Here are guardian dogs, like the wolfhound who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his master s baby Here are super dogs, like the poodle who could speak four languages, catch bullets with his teeth, and change shape Here, too, is the story of that first man and dog and the promises they made and many .The Hausmans beautifully evoke the varied cultures that nourished each tale from that of the Nyanga people of Africa to that of the Ainu of Japan and the Siberian Eskimos of Unisak and their rich storytelling style makes each an irresistible read aloud Barry Moser s brilliant watercolors gracefully pay homage to thirteen different breeds So, dip into these pages and enjoy finding your own best friend in the mythic proportions every dog deserves.

    1 thought on “Dogs of Myth: Tales from Around the World

    1. Well put together anthology of dog tales; you don't usually hear dog-specific stories when exploring mythology, so it was nice to read a collection from a wide variety of cultures. Some of them are, admittedly, a bit strange, but that's to be expected when it comes to mythology!

    2. Do you like myths and dogs? Well my friend, this book is for you! it's filled with beautiful illustration and lovely "tales" (haha pun get it tail?) of how each breed got its name.

    3. This was kind of a neat dog folklore books. There were some good stories like why the rottweiler has such a ferocious growl and why the basenji doesn't bark and some that I didn't like so much, like the shar-pei that married the princess. On the whole a very interesting book.

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