Category Archives: BOOK REVIEW

Dawa’s Story as Allegory…

Review of Dawa, the Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan by Kunzang Choden. This review, originally posted on May 4, 2013, is now updated and reposted here /Don M.: Publisher’s synopsis: Dawa looks like just another scruffy Thimphu street dog, but don’t … Continue reading

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My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog (Crimebiters! #1) by Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by Adam Stower

A review reposted here from PortlandBookReview.com, April 22, 2016, by Don Messerschmidt Publisher: Scholastic Press Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Kindle Purchase: Powell’s | Amazon | IndieBound | iBooks In this book for 8- to 12-year-old kids, Jimmy lives in a … Continue reading

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Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey

Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey by Laura Novak on December 23, 2015 http://portlandbookreview.com/2015/12/embracing-the-wild-in-your-dog-by-bryan-bailey/#   Publisher: Taming the Wild, LLC Formats: Paperback, eBook, Kindle Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble The book Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, by Bryan … Continue reading

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Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country

Here is a journalist-cum-geographer’s well documented account of the often contentious issue of wolves in Oregon – their reintroduction, recovery and management. “They are not the boogeyman, or storybook monsters aiming to prey upon the young or old,” the author … Continue reading

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My Leash on Life (book review)

Lenore Hirsch has recently published an enchanting little book, My Leash on Life: Foxy’s View of the World from a Foot off the Ground. It’s the sort of book someone of any age will enjoy, from a first-grader to young … Continue reading

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Two Books by Carol McKibben

Luke’s Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love by Carol McKibben, and Snow Blood, Season 1 by Carol McKibben. Double Book Review, Fiction Carol F. McKibben writes creative fiction, primarily books about remarkable dogs. In Luke’s Tale, we find a yellow … Continue reading

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A Wolf Called Romeo

A Wolf Called Romeo, by Nick Jans. Book Review, nonfiction. A Wolf Called Romeo is about the life and times of a black wolf who entered remarkably into the lives of the residents of Juneau, Alaska between 2003 and 2009. … Continue reading

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