Author Sarah Albee has written more than a hundred fiction and non-fiction titles for children. Her newest will attract dog loving fans both old and young. Even if you’ve never had a dog or a cat curled up on your lap, this fascinating history of canines will capture your attention.

The story is estimated to begin 15,000-30,000 years ago, when it is believed dogs began living with people after moving away from the wolf. How they became domesticated and a part of North America is explored. From there you get a fascinating journey through history from the ancient world, middle ages, and renaissance—right through every century to the present. Surprises abound in each of the nine chapters. You’ll be saying “I didn’t know that” more than once.

For instance, dogs were often mistreated and used as indicators for your level in society. Various breeds helped with exploration and have been canine soldiers at war time. Humans have always depended on them and still do.

Colorful art work and images fill the pages. They balance nicely with the text. Every chapter has numerous subheadings with eye catching titles like Clueless Kings, Pack Attacks, and South Pole Saga to name a few. The back of the book brings an extensive biblidography, Rufferences, and more sources to dig through. You will also learn how bow-wow is said in dozens of other countries. Who knows? It could become the next Jeopardy category.

This book won’t stay on the shelf for long. The insights and historical stories are delight to read. You’ll never look at our canine friends the same way. Go get ’em Fido.

You can order your own copy of this fascinating book at AMAZON.


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3 Responses to DOG DAYS OF HISTORY

  1. Have often wondered how dogs gained their own identity from wolves. Sounds like a really interesting book.

  2. This sounds good. I am a dog lover, so I might like this one. Thanks for the post.

  3. Denise V. says:

    I’m more of a cat lover but this does sound engaging. I’ll be looking for it. Thanks for the review.

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