Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs is a rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs, which provide a fascinating insight into the way that humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny - and some that engage the same part of the mind that we use when reading detective stories, trying to figure out what is going to happen next, or solve a puzzle.
The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can meet historical figures such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus, and the hero Odysseus, and find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Discover how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.
Facts, history, humour and mysteries blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.
Informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented ... an inherently fascinating and entertaining read that is especially commended to the attention of all canine enthusiasts. Midwest Book Review a delightful compendium of heart-warming and inspiring stories ... a must-read for anyone interested in dogs, and an ideal gift for the dog-people in your life! Driving with Dogs 'GODS, GHOSTS, AND BLACK DOGS' OFFERS ENTHRALLING MIX OF DOG FOLK TALES ... Packed with vivid characters [...] Coren's work segues smoothly between subjects with appealing gusto and a feisty spirit. Seattle Kennel Club an ideal bedtime book for a dog lover Lost and Fond and Winnie's Blog Well written in a very understandable style even though the subject may be complex, I can recommend this book for those interested in such topics and even for those who are not, but would like a quick read. It is my opinion they will be quickly converted! Trevor Turner destined to be loved by the world's storytellers. Geelong Obedience Dog Club the book is full of facts, history, and humour. Your Dog This compulsively readable collection of dog stories blends fact, history, humour, and mystery to neatly illustrate the age-old deeply rooted bond between humans and dogs ... Deeply engaging Modern Dog Magazine If you like short, easy to read stories and a love of dogs then this is ideal. naturallyhappydogs.com. The rich collection of folklore, mythology and tall tales provides a fascinating insight into the way we think about dogs, and our emotional bond with them. The stories are spooky, funny, sad and inspiring, some of which engage that part of our brains we use when reading detective stories; trying to figure out what's going to happen next... The stories, which originate from all over the world and from many different time periods, tell of historical figures such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus. Readers learn how the Dalmatian got his spots, why Basenjis don't bark and whether there are dogs in heaven. - Kennel and Cattery Management.