Dog Boy

A Novel

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Author: Eva Hornung

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101190005

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A vivid, riveting novel about an abandoned boy who takes up with a pack of feral dogs Two million children roam the streets in late twentieth-century Moscow. A four-year-old boy named Romochka, abandoned by his mother and uncle, is left to fend for himself. Curious, he follows a stray dog to its home in an abandoned church cellar on the city's outskirts. Romochka makes himself at home with Mamochka, the mother of the pack, and six other dogs as he slowly abandons his human attributes to survive two fiercely cold winters. Able to pass as either boy or dog, Romochka develops his own moral code. As the pack starts to prey on people for food with Romochka's help, he attracts the attention of local police and scientists. His future, and the pack's, will depend on his ability to remain free, but the outside world begins to close in on him as the novel reaches its gripping conclusion. In this taut and emotionally convincing narrative, Eva Hornung explores universal themes of the human condition: the importance of home, what it means to belong to a family, the consequences of exclusion, and what our animal nature can teach us about survival.

Dogboy

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Author: Christopher Russell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060841168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Brind Discovered as a baby in Sir Edmund's kennels, Brind has grown up with the mastiffs. He plays with them, eats with them, and sleeps in their den. Brind understands dogs better than he understands any human. Glaive The largest and most powerful dog in the pack, Glaive is Brind's best friend. He would do anything for the dog boy, even race straight into battle. Aurélie Thrown out of her home as the French army prepares for the English invasion, Aurélie can either beg outside the town wall with her mother, or fight the enemy herself. She has never been one to sit still. When the English and French armies clash at the Battle of Crécy, there will be honor, treachery, loss, chivalry—and glory. For Brind, Glaive, and Aurélie, this is only the beginning.

I Am Dogboy

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Author: Karl Hyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571328659

Category:

Page: 288

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In 1999, Underworld's Karl Hyde began writing a public diary. Every day since then, Hyde has documented his thoughts, lyrical works-in-progress, poetry, and biographical essays alongside "found" visuals. For the last sixteen years, these entries have collectively created an on-going, utterly unique monologue on Underworld's website. "I Am Dogboy" handpicks a selection of diary entries and rearranges them to create an autobiographical narrative that takes Hyde from childhood through to the exploratory early years of Underworld, an electronic act who have been peerless for the last 25 years. Spliced throughout the narrative are standalone/abstract poetic pieces that offer occasional snapshots of life on the road and in the studio and give an insight into Hyde's singular style of lyric writing. The book is beautifully designed by John Warwicker Hyde's long time collaborator and co-founder of the Tomato collective. Karl Hyde and John Warwicker have previously published the typographic books "Mmm... Skyscraper I Love You" and "In The Belly of St Paul." "

Dogboy

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Author: Victor Kelleher

Publisher: Front Street Incorporated

ISBN: 9781932425765

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 214

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Having been abandoned and raised by a pack of dogs, a young boy reenters the human world only to be discarded once again, yet overcoming all obstacles, Dogboy discovers his special place and purpose in the world that soon cannot be denied.

The Dog Boy

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Author: Noel Anenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615827216

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 290

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December, 1945. Phosie Mae Eaton leaves her home in Galveston, Texas, to visit her son, Will, a wounded U.S. Marine fresh from combat on Iwo Jima, now in a Los Angeles military hospital. Even as a Southern black woman familiar with the evils of segregated society, Eaton is stunned to discover that racial rules and regulations extend to war heroes. She finds that they are kept in a separate house from the white soldiers, banned from receiving whites' blood transfusions and aren't allowed basic amenities, such as coffee, from the Red Cross. She finds Will balancing precariously between life and death, as the gunshot wound in his stomach has festered and become infected. Doctors usually treat such infections with an easy injection of penicillin, but the hospital has no 'colored' needles due to their treatment of venereal-disease cases (which have skyrocketed due to postwar celebrations). Eaton strives to help her son in any way possible and, in order to stay in California, takes a job as a maid for a wealthy and eccentric Jewish family.

One Dog and His Boy

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Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407131605

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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All Hal ever wanted was a dog - but a dog would damage the expensive carpets in his parents' glamorous home, and they refuse to consider one. That's until they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Fleck the terrier arrives on Hal's birthday, and Hal is overjoyed. But when Hal discovers to his horror that his dog is to be returned, he runs away... along with a bunch of pedigree hounds, all joyfully escaping from Easy Pets! Soon Hal and his dogs - including Otto the wise St Bernard, and the fierce and excitable Pekinese Li-Chee - are being chased across the country by ruthless pursuers. Helped by a travelling circus and some orphanage children, can they race to freedom? Written in the timeless tradition of 101 Dalmations, this is a tail-wagging grand adventure that every dog-lover will adore. Praise for Eva Ibbotson: "Readers of classic children's fiction will be familiar with the bliss that steals over one when a new Eva Ibbotson novel is published." Amanda Craig, The Times "Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted." Michael Morpurgo "This kind of fun will never fail to delight." Philip Pullman

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement

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Author: Wesley J. Smith

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594036144

Category: Nature

Page: 314

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Over the past thirty years, as Wesley J. Smith details in his latest book, the concept of animal rights has been seeping into the very bone marrow of Western culture. One reason for this development is that the term “animal rights” is so often used very loosely, to mean simply being nicer to animals. But although animal rights groups do sometimes focus their activism on promoting animal welfare, the larger movement they represent is actually advancing a radical belief system. For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalency between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervor that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that many dedicate their entire lives to “speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Some believe their cause to be so righteous that it entitles them to cross the line from legitimate advocacy to vandalism and harassment, or even terrorism against medical researchers, the fur and food industries, and others they accuse of abusing animals. All people who love animals and recognize their intrinsic worth can agree with Wesley J. Smith that human beings owe animals respect, kindness, and humane care. But Smith argues eloquently that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting “rights” to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity. In making this case with reason and passion, A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy strikes a major blow against a radically antihuman dogma.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

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Author: Bruce D. Perry,Maia Szalavitz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465094465

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits

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Author: Betsy Sachs

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394847784

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 62

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All Billy wants is a dog of his own, but he gets a baby sister instead.

Haatchi & Little B

The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog

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Author: Wendy Holden

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250063183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A full-length account of the uplifting story documented on the highly visited YouTube video traces the relationship between a child whose rare genetic disorder severely limits his mobility and a dog who lost a leg and tail to abuse. By the author of The Sense of Paper.

A Friend Like Henry

The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World

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Author: Nuala Gardner

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402233753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Now a New York Times Bestseller! "The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account."-Woman & Home A Friend Like Henry: The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son, Dale, they weren't an ordinary family choosing an ordinary pet. Dale's autism was so severe that the smallest deviation from his routine could provoke a terrifying tantrum. Family life was almost destroyed by his condition, and his parents spent most of their waking hours trying to break into their son's autistic world and give him the help he so desperately needed. But after years of constant effort and slow progress, the Gardners' lives were transformed when they welcomed a new member into the family, Henry, a gorgeous golden retriever puppy. The bond between Dale and his dog would change their lives ... "This touching story is an emotional rollercoaster." -Book Review "Emotionally charged, this is a story that raises powerful issues in a deeply personal and insightful manner." -Irish Examiner

It's a Deal, Dogboy

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Author: Christine McDonnell

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 9780141312439

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 92

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During the summer between third and fourth grades, Leo plays in a baseball league, buys his sister's tree house and camps out in it with his friend Johnny, gets a dog from the animal shelter, and endures a visit from his whining younger cousin Tim.

Rascal

A Dog and His Boy

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Author: Ken Wells,Christian Slade

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375866515

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

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A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog

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Author: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 9780803728806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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MAYER/BOY A DOG AND A FROG

Stand Up for Autism

A Boy, a Dog, and a Prescription for Laughter

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Author: Georgina Derbyshire

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002853

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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When we tell someone that our child is autistic, the most common response is a sad face and an apologetic look. I hate it when people say "I'm sorry to hear that". Parenting a child on the autistic spectrum can be tough at the best of times, but few books take the time to celebrate the love and laughter an autistic child can elicit in their parents and those around them. In this warm, honest and laugh-out-loud tale of bringing up Bobby, now ten, Georgina Derbyshire shares and rejoices in his 'slightly different' childhood. As she outlines momentous events in Bobby's life, from the day he decided he was a dog (continuing life as a canine for a year afterwards), to the time he catapulted an innocent shopper into a mountain of strawberries, Georgina repeatedly challenges the perception of autism as an affliction, maintaining that neurotypical people often make far less sense. Through her light-hearted and hilarious storytelling, she reveals how social codes and psychological games make the neurotypical world a very confusing place to live in, more so than ever if you happen to be a young boy with a passion for rocks, tape measures and trains. This book is a must for anybody involved in the upbringing of an autistic child, whether they are in search of a little comfort, companionship, light relief - or all three.

Boy Meets Dog

A Word Game Adventure

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Author: Valerie Wyatt

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554538246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Explores how language can change when one letter of a word is replaced with another, and a toy becomes a boy, a mouse becomes a moose, and light becomes night.

Dogboy

A Novel

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Author: Gillian White

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402176

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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In the calm village of Middlehempston, a former social worker’s past comes back to haunt her Jem loved her job. She was a social worker, and she always took care of her cases. One boy, Fergus, took to her instantly. From the age of eight, when his mother died and he landed at the social services office, he loved Jem fiercely. But Jem’s marriage to Gerry, in Fergus’s mind, was the deepest betrayal. Years later, when a callous tycoon’s life is falling apart around him, it’s Gerry who steps in to help. And Jem must deal with the return of an old acquaintance: Fergus, armed with a shotgun and a thirst for vengeance.

Hey, Boy

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Author: Benjamin Strouse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481471015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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"A little boy must give up his new dog after he gets hurt caring for him, but never gives up on dreams of them being together"--

Dog Boy and Other Harrowing Tales

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Author: Erica-Lynn Huberty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781450223287

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Haunting, varied, and superbly written, Dog Boy and Other Harrowing Tales is a collection of stories immersed in the Gothic tradition yet told in a modern and inventive way. At the end of the First World War, a group of friends gather at a former Robber Baron estate on Eastern Long Island, only to learn the house holds a monstrous secret. In a Montana prison in 1988, a new dog training program goes awry with horrifying results. A Parisian cemetery in the mid-20th century is home to the ghosts of two centuries of poets, artists, and composers, the specters of a homeless woman's past, and the jolting reality of the modern world. Knitting together the ordinary, the extraordinary, and the supernatural, Dog Boy and Other Harrowing Tales is a boldly imagined literary work by a masterful new storyteller. "At a time when most authors of contemporary literature seem obsessed with humor and shying away from documenting the painful aspects of our existence, Erica-Lynn Huberty [has written] a book of stories whose immediate goal is not to entertain or humor us, but to liberate us from this desire..." —Mohammed Naseehu Ali, author of the Prophet of Zongo Street "... a distinctly American investigation of the emotional corners into which people retreat to pass their lives..." —Hilary Thayer Hamann, author of Anthropology of an American Girl In Dog Boy and Other Harrowing Tales, Erica-Lynn Huberty reminds us what fiction is all about: beautiful writing, vivid characters, and an imagination that truly soars. A remarkable debut." —Ann Hood, author of the Knitting Circle and Comfort