This vintage book contains Karel Čapek's delightful children's tale "Dashenka, or the Life of a Puppy". It is a heart-warming story about Dashenka the fox terrier who grows before the reader's eyes in a series of cartoons and photographs. Dashenka remains one of the most popular children's stories, and makes for ideal bedtime reading. Karel Čapek (1890 - 1938) was a famous Czech writer of the early-twentieth century. He worked as a playwright, publisher, literary reviewer, and art critic, but is most remembered for his science fiction writing. We are republishing this antiquarian text now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.