Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  

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May 2010 Guest Editor Philip Ardagh has chosen this book:

This is the simplest of everyday tales beautifully told, with well-chosen words and wonderfully straightforward - characterful - pictures. In essence, it's the story of a white dog with black spots who gets so dirty that he's mistaken for a black dog with white spots and is not recognized by the girl and boy who own him. When I stumbled upon a copy of this long-forgotten (by me) book as an adult, it turned on a light in my brain and hurtled me back to the time when I read it as a library book which I took out again and again. When I mentioned it to my (big) brother Martin, he remembered it too, with equal fondness. Interestingly, my mother had no memory of it. Rest assured, my son has a copy of this and other Harry the dog adventures. I recently read a short-story about Harry with pictures by another illustrator. It wasn't the same!

Synopsis

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Harry is a white dog with black spots who enjoys everything except having a bath. The author also wrote "Harry by the Sea" and "No Roses for Harry".

About the Author

Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and HARRY BY THE SEA. He died in 1975.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Gene Zion
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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

15th October 1992

ISBN

9780099978701

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