Tails on the Hill Stories About a Family and its Dogs by Carol Thornton


Tails on the Hill Stories About a Family and its Dogs by Carol Thornton

According to the old adage, a dog is man's best friend. However, in small town West Texas, a dog is also young girl's best friend. Told through the eyes of an adolescent female narrator, Carol Thornton's Tails on the Hill depicts the happenings of the Hill Gang, an eclectic collection of dogs that wander in and out of her life. A refuge for all abandoned dogs, the narrator's home shelters all types of personalities. Told in brief tales, each dog's character seems more human and lovable than the next. Yet equally engaging and lovable are the glimpses the narrator offers of her family, especially her father. This is a book about love and loyalty. There's Pobre, the peace-loving pound dog, and Posse, the stubborn husky. Then there's May-ree, the abandoned hunting dog, and Wookie, the German shepherd who always has a new litter of puppies. And who could forget Tootie and Katy, the schnauzers who cause such trouble in the pet parlor? With each tale, the reader is transported into the heartfelt experiences of a unique extended family that includes both people and dogs. A narrative for any dog lover, Thornton's Tails on the Hill explores the complex, devoted relationship between dog and owner and will warm the hearts of all readers with its sometimes light and sometimes poignant tales.

About the Author

Carol Thornton was born in Fort Worth, USA and graduated from TCU, USA. Carol has taught high school English and speech, written plays, squired her students around the state to UIL events, and sprinkled in numerous trips in the US and Europe. Illustrator Vicky Williams Harrison graduated from TCU, USA in 1973 with a degree in commercial art. Over the years, in addition to having her work displayed in galleries and art shows, she has put her talent to use in a variety of areas, such as mural painting, commission work in oil, pastel, and pencil, volunteering at schools for art programs as well as prom decorations, art camps, and has created personal Christmas cards for over thirty-five years, most of which have dog themes.

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64 pages


Carol Thornton
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Publication date

30th November 2013



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