The Dog Who Wouldn't Be


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A classic tale of growing up on the Canadian prairies with dog (Mutt) in the 1930s. This autobiography is very funny. The author's parents are affectionately portrayed, both his librarian father, who built a caravan to travel to the prairies, and his long-suffering mother. Older children will enjoy this book, though the vocabulary will stretch them. A good story to read to children, with one adventure a night. It's also a book that adults will enjoy on a different level, not just for the adventures, also for the way that Mowat portrays Canada in the 1930s. This is a 'feel good' book, that makes you feel good about people as well as dogs, and makes you laugh out loud.