Woof A Book of Happiness for Dog Lovers

 

 

Gorgeous photography and memorable quotes combine to create the ultimate gift for dog lovers. Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They're there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment.

Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted - all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

 

WOOF
A Book of Happiness
For Dog Lovers
Edited by Anouska Jones
Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete.
They’re there for us through good times and bad,
with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson
to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A Book of
Happiness for Dog Lovers is a compendium of
delightful quotes that capture the essence of our
affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Huxley, Mark Twain,
Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical,
others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and
presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Anouska Jones is a dog-loving book editor and
publisher, who has worked in publishing for over
twenty years. She compiled the quotes from a
range of sources, in between teaching her two
new puppies to behave nicely in her office.
WOOF:
A Book of Happiness for Dog Lovers
Edited by Anouska Jones
ISBN: 978-1-925335095
$19.99 US $25.99 CA Hardcover 160 pages
Publication Date: Oct. 14, 2016
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"If you love your dog, this is the most important book you'll ever read.” —Jane Velez-Mitchell, New York Times–bestselling author, Editor, JaneUnChained.com
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Recipient of the Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book of the year (Dog Writer’s Association) for her first book,
The Dog Diet.
Ten years ago, the term “animal law” hardly existed: it wasn’t used by lawyers, judges, courts, or even animal rights associations. Today, animal law is well-recognized, with both the American and Canadian bar associations devoting full chapters to the subject. If you are one of the 56.7 million American households with at least one dog, how can you be sure that you know all the laws that apply to your furry family members?
What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over? (Skyhorse Publishing; September 2016; 978-1-5107-1153-2; $24.99) is a witty, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issues—and their legal consequences—that affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic counsel, every chapter covers a different issue that dogs and their pet parents may face at some time.

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Author Patti Lawson presents these issues conversationally—not couched in legalese—so every pet parent, grandparent, or sibling will know what to expect. With real-life stories and real court cases, this book covers topics people rarely think to ask about or research—until it’s too late:
 Fighting city hall when a dog runs afoul of the law
 The rights of pet parents to take their dogs on public transportation
 Providing for a canine companion after an owner’s death
 Keeping custody of their pet should they divorce or separate
 Confiscation of a pet by a humane officer if they violate a city ordinance
 Housing rights and those of their dog
 Breed-specific legislation
This is the go-to guide for keeping your pooch out of the pound and you out of court. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun to read!
About the Author
Patti Lawson is an award-winning author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and public speaker. Patti’s first book, The Dog Diet: What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress, and Getting a New Leash on Life, won the Dog Writer’s Association of America Maxwell Award for Dog Humor Book. In 2012, Patti was awarded the AKC Responsible Pet Ownership Public Service Award. She lives in Elkview, West Virginia, with her dogs Sadie and Rusty.
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What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?
And Other Doggone Legal Dilemmas
By Patti Lawson
Skyhorse Publishing hardcover
September 2016 978-1-5107-1153-2 ǀ $24.99

MODERN DOG PARENTING
Raising Your Dog or Puppy to be a Loving Member of Your Family
By Sarah Hodgson
Praise
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people."—Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist
Sarah Hodgson is an accredited dog trainer with close to 30 years of experience who is well known for the “For Dummies” books on training. Her upcoming book, MODERN DOG PARENTING: Raising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your Family (St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6) is a fun and accessible manual for all dog parents who want to train their dog with a focus on parenting, rather than dominating.
Dogs are very similar to humans in many ways – they are able to learn up to 250 words, count up to 5, and imitate human behaviors –so it make sense to treat these intelligent creatures a bit more like children. Hodgson’s family-oriented training methods and gentle style are all the rage right now, with many owners preferring to view their pet as a member of the family. In the vein of The Art of Raising a Puppy, she offers tips on everyday training topics, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to living with the pooch day by day. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Her students—both two- and four-legged—feel valued, confident, connected, and smart. She’s the dog mommy everyone wishes they had.
Sarah Hodgson has worked with several celebrity clients, including Chevy Chase, Katie Couric, Glenn Close, and Susan Sarandon, and her platform only continues to grow. She is a weekly HuffPo blogger and has appeared as a guest expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The Animal Planet and more.
Including a foreword by bestselling author and well-known dog behaviorist Stanley Coren, MODERN DOG PARENTING will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him too.
MODERN DOG PARENTING by Sarah Hodgson
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 6, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781250095541 | Price: $16.99 | Format: Trade Paperback
About the Author
A 30-year dog training veteran, Sarah Hodgson is an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the IAABC, and her positive training methods are endorsed by the American Veterinarian Medical Association, the American Humane Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior among others. She is a Huffington Post blogger and author of twelve dog training books.
For more information about Sarah Hodgson and Modern Dog Parenting please visit, WhenDogsTalk.com | @WhenDogsTalk
For more information, or to set up an interview with the author, please contact:
Staci Burt, Associate Publicist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 646-307-5570
Praise for Modern Dog Parenting
"A must-read for a family who's getting their first dog. Lots of practical information on positive methods of training."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation "Modern Dog Parenting is groundbreaking, effective, compassionate, and fun. The overriding message? Learning shouldn’t be scary. It can be edutainment! Dogs look to us to teach, not bully them. It’s more than okay to love a dog like a child and view yourself as their parent—I do—everyone should! I’m excited to find another voice that inspires love, consideration, and respect for pets and their people." —Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian", New York Times bestselling author, and syndicated pet columnist "Sarah Hodgson has written a wonderful primer for new dog or puppy owners. The book will also help current dog owners appreciate and understand their dog better and interact most favorably with their furry friend. Think Dogs 101 and you’re right on track with what this book will mean to those who strive for a better relationship with their dog and want to create a friend for life. I give it two paws up!"
—Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of Pets on the Couch "A must-read for all dog parents, whether first timers or seasoned. It is a valuable resource for veterinarians as well, many of whom, sometimes myself included, fall short when it comes to solving our patient’s behavior problems. This book has already been a big help to me with my 'not always so perfect' canine crew. Thank you Sarah!"
—Jeff Werber, DVM, nationally-recognized TV and radio host and Veterinarian to the Stars

Founder of the Popular Blog The Conscious Cat, 
Ingrid King 
Offers Cat Influenced Lessons on How to Live a Joyful and Inspired Life, 
In Brand New Book
Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style

“Ingrid King brings us closer to understanding the everyday reality of cats and, finally, what we can learn about our own lives through better appreciating theirs.” – Jackson Galaxy, Host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell”
 
Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom (Mango Media; June 2016; $14.95; Paperback ISBN: 978-1633532892), King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise.
 
In Purrs of Wisdom, Ingrid King reveals to readers that their cats are sensitive creatures who pick up on their emotions, and therefore there is a direct correlation between their emotions and their cat’s. Her “purrs of wisdom” featured throughout the book appeal to readers who are in search of a better life. Ingrid breaks the insights into four categories in the book: practical, spiritual, transformational, and philosophical “purrs of wisdom.” Some of the topics discussed in the book are:
 
  • The Benefits of Stretching;
  • 7 Habits of Happy Cats and Humans;
  • The Value of Doing Nothing;
  • How to be Content;
  • When Work Becomes Play;
  • Take Time for Yourself;
  • Random Acts of Kindness; and
  • Accepting What Is.

The book is perfect for cat lovers looking to improve their lives with the help of their feline companion. 

About the Author
Ingrid King is the award-winning author of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master TeacherPurrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline StyleAdventures in Veterinary Medicine: What Working in Veterinary Hospitals Taught Me About Life, Love and Myself and Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a BIG Attitude and publisher of the multiple award-winning blog The Conscious Cat. Her site is a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby, who also serve as editorial assistants and occasional contributors to The Conscious Cat. For more information about Ingrid, please visit www.ConsciousCat.com.
 
About Mango Media
Mango Media is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL and partners with top-rated YouTubers, Instagrammers and bloggers to publish book titles of different genres. The company’s innovative business model is seeking to transform publishing into more of a level creative playing field where dynamic and new authors emerge from social media.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog

By New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Arnold
On Sale August 23rd, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes—the inspiration for the PBS documentary—comes a paradigm-shifting bond-based approach to strengthening our connection with our four-legged best friends.

Dogs are social geniuses, second only to humans in their ability to read and understand emotion. Jennifer Arnold understands this better than anyone, having spent the past 25 years training service dogs for people with disabilities at her non-profit organization, Canine Assistants. She is a pioneer in the emerging field of "bond-based" teaching, and her methods are causing a sea change in the dog world. Arnold believes that obedience training and commands like "sit," "stay," and "heel" are unnecessary and counterproductive-- they're actually the root of anxiety and behavior problems in our dogs. Instead, she maintains that only one thing is necessary for a successful relationship with your dog: a secure bond.
    Arnold's methodology, Bond-Based Choice Teaching (R), is based on the latest in canine neuroscience. It holds that dogs are social learners, and once they've bonded with us they become experts at reading our signals, and can learn to make good decisions for themselves. Arnold's signature "teach don't train" philosophy leaves outdated reward and punishment methods behind in favor of a model that will revolutionize your relationship with your dog.

PRAISE FOR ARNOLD’S THROUGH A DOG’S EYES

 

“Transformative . . . [Arnold] shares her methodology and stories of canine intelligence, sensitivity, language comprehension, and prescience bordering on telepathy. . . . Along

the way, she emphasizes choice-based, positive-reinforcement-only teaching methods

and shares valuable insights that every dog owner should know. Engagingly written

with a perfect balance of science and observation, this book . . . is a worthy

tribute to our canine friends.”

 Publishers Weekly


“Arnold’s voice is assertive with experience—her insights into working with dogs are hard-won after years of close interaction. … The author’s storehouse of anecdotal evidence is telling and entertaining, and her demolition of various alpha-model and negative-reinforcement teaching techniques is thorough and lofty.”

Kirkus Reviews

"Through vivid, memorable, moving stories, Jennifer Arnold provides a scientific argument for what dog lovers everywhere already know: Dogs love, dogs trust, dogs

sense, dogs feel. And they deserve to be treated accordingly. This book’s message

is simply the truth." 

Sara Gruen, author ofWater for Elephants

“There can be no doubt Jennifer Arnold knows her stuff when it comes to training dogs.”

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSITUTION

 

JENNIFER ARNOLD is the founder of Canine Assistants, a service-dog school based in Milton, Georgia and the creator of the Bond-Based Approach® to interspecies relationships. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog's Eyes, which was the subject of a PBS documentary, and In a Dog's Heart. Jennifer lives in Milton, Georgia with her husband, veterinarian Kent Bruner, son Chase, four dogs, two cats, and a myriad of other animals.

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED by Jennifer Arnold

A Spiegel & Grau Hardcover | On Sale 8/23/16 | ISBN: 9780812996173 | eBook: 9780812996180| $24.00 | 208 Pages

“A provocative account of the latest developments in evolutionary biology.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Richard C. Francis’s DOMESTICATED: Evolution in a Man-Made World [W. W. Norton & Company; July 19, 2016; $17.95 paperback].

 
Since that fateful day when the first wolf decided to stay close to human hunters, humans and their various animal companions have thrived far beyond nearly all wild species on earth. Tameness is the key trait in the domestication of cats, dogs, horses, cows, and other mammals, from rats to reindeer. Surprisingly, with selection for tameness comes a suite of seemingly unrelated alterations, including floppy ears, skeletal and coloration changes, and sex differences. It’s a package deal known as the domestication syndrome, elements of which area also found in humans. Our highly social nature—one of the keys to our evolutionary success—is due to our own tameness. In DOMESTICATED, Richard C. Francis weaves history and anthropology with cutting-edge ideas in genomics and evo devo to tell the story of how we domesticated the world, and ourselves in the process. 
 
“An essential read for anyone interested in the stories of the animals in our home or on our plate.”
BBC Focus
 
“Intriguing. . . Our self-domestication, [Francis] avers, has driven the cultural dynamism that has made us what we are.”
—Nature
 
Richard C. Francis is a science journalist with a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Stony Brook University. He is the author of the acclaimed books Epigenetics and Why Men Won’t Ask for Directions.

According to one doctor, the secret to life is this:

“Look for the moments that are right in front of you.”

The doctor in this case treats horses, goats, cows, pigs, snakes, dogs, cats, skunks, geese, ostriches, chickens, reindeer, monkeysand any other animal that comes his way in the small, dusty farming and ranching community of Lamesa, Texas. Dr. Bo Brock, DVM owns a thriving multispecies veterinary clinic in a town that holds 9,207 humans. He shares his unique perspective on life through a witty, sometimes teary lens in his debut book, Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere (June, 2016; Greenleaf Book Group; $17.95; 284 pages; Trade Paper; ISBN: 978-1-62634-264-4).

Dr. Brock has treated tens of thousands of animals for over 25,000 people who came from 750 different zip codes. He may indeed be in the middle of nowhere, but his waiting room is crowded. And it’s worth the wait.

He shares wisdom, insights, and just plain-old funny stories for animal lovers, rural Americans, and anyone looking to see the lighter side of life. Dr. Brock describes his book as “the story of being a veterinarian on the edge of the earth and loving it.”

Readers will howl through the funny parts and weep through the touching pages. His unique perspective and tales of doctoring beloved pets and cantankerous owners will make you smile, laugh, cry and evoke every emotion under the sun.

The book is as much about people as it is about animals. “All we hear about in the news is the bad stuff,” says Dr. Brock. “I want to give Americans something to smile about with my book.” In some ways, he doctors up people as he heals and looks after their animals.

Dr. Brock’s passion is equine medicine and he is well known across four states for doctoring everything from expensive race horses to every day ranch horses and every kind of horse in between, performing approximately 1,000 equine surgeries per year.

He takes a walk through life and brings you along with him. This book is a series of moments that shares the perspective of a small-town veterinarian as he reacts to all things while taking care of critters and tending to their owners

Though Dr. Brock’s easy-to-read book holds the values of rural America close to heart, it is filled with poignant stories that appeal to everyone, especially animal lovers. His stories run the gamut of emotions from lump-in-your-throat tears to laugh-out-loud screams. It’s a wholesome book with a positive outlook on life, written by a veterinarian of 25 years who has witnessed life, death and everything in between.

An earlier version of the book, as a self-published title, rose to No. 5 on Amazon’s humor and best-seller list. It won the 2015 Chicago Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival Grand Prize.

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Biography

Dr. Bo Brock, DVM, loves animals. He should – he’s treated more of them than there are residents in a tiny farming and ranching Texas community where he serves as the owner of Brock Veterinary Clinic. He purchased the La Mesa, Texas practice in 1992. His goal was to develop an equine-focused practice. He went from treating 96 horses his initial year to seeing roughly 11,000 in 2015. He has a staff of seven.

In 2007, he was voted Equine Practitioner of the Year for the state of Texas. He’s an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University and has taught night classes for a decade. He delivered the 2014 Texas Veterinary A&M commencement speech. He graduated from the same program in 1990, Magna Cum Laude - fourth in his class. Upon graduating, he worked at a mixed-animal practice in Clarendon, Texas and practiced with Dr. Charles Deyhle for a year-and-a-half. He is an active member of American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and American Quarter Horse Association. He passed the boards and became a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2004 and is one of only 89 members of that distinguished group in the USA.

Dr. Brock was also asked to shoot a television pilot by Animal Planet.

He lives with his wife, Kerri. Their daughters are also going into caring professions – Kimmi, is studying to be a nurse and Abby is studying veterinary medicine at his alma mater Texas A&M.

DOG MEDICINE

How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

Julie Barton



“A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves.”

Kirkus Reviews

DOG MEDICINE simply has to be your next must-read.

Cheryl Strayed

“Every word in this book is as honest and courageous as any I've ever read, and I've read a lot. I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to read this book. You will, too.”

Robin Oliveira, New York Times bestselling author of My Name is Mary Sutter

 

 

DOG MEDICINE: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself (Penguin Books; July 19th, 2016; 978-0-14-313001-7; $17.00)captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds. At age twenty-two, Julie Barton was living her childhood dream: living in New York City, working at a publishing company, and surrounded by a group of interesting and supportive friends. Yet, a year into her dream life, Julie had a complete breakdown, collapsing on her kitchen floor and barely having the strength to call her mom for help. Within twenty-four hours, Julie was on her way back to Ohio, slipping further into a black hole with seemingly no escape. After weeks of intervening by her parents, psychiatrists, and medication, Julie decided to try a different kind of therapy: bringing home a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker that changed her life forever.

DOG MEDICINE is as raw and unflinching as it is heartwarming. It follows Julie through her difficult relationship with her brother, unhealthy romantic relationships, and the depression that always simmered just below the surface. Bunker helped Julie feel the safety and comfort that she had been waiting for her entire life. With him by her side, she decided to try again at life and love.

Originally published by Think Piece Publishing in November 2015, Penguin Books is thrilled to be bringing Julie Barton and DOG MEDICINE to more readers.

 

About the Author:
Julie Bartonholds a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and an M.A. in women's studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and small menagerie of pets.

Julie Barton will be touring to:

 

San Francisco/Pleasanton, CA          Towne Center Books                                               July 19/ 7:00PM

San Francisco/Oakland, CA                          A Great Good Place for Books                                  July 20/ 7:00PM

St. Louis, MO                                      St. Louis County Library                                            July 21/ 7:00PM

Milwaukee, WI                                     Boswell Book Company                                          July 22/ 7:00PM

San Francisco, CA                              Book Passage /Corte Madera                                   July 24/ 4:00PM

La Jolla, CA                                        Warwick’s                                                                   July 25/ 7:30PM

Boulder, CO                                        Boulder Bookstore                                                      July 26/ 7:30PM

Denver, CO                                          Tattered Cover                                                             July 27/ 7:00PM

Santa Cruz, CA                                    Santa Cruz Bookshop                                                  July 28/ 7:00PM

Miami, FL                                            Books & Books                                                           August 1/ 7:00PM

Asheville, NC                                      Malaprop’s                                                                  August 2/ 7:00PM

Duxbury, MA                                      Westwinds Bookshop                                                  August 4/ 7:00PM

New York, NY                                    The Strand                                                                    August 5/7:00PM

 

 

DOG MEDICINE

How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

Julie Barton

Paperback | Penguin Books | 978-0-14-313001-7| On sale: July 19, 2016 | $17.00

Also available as an ebook

Please visit author on the web at, https://byjuliebarton.com/; https://www.facebook.com/dogmedicinebook https://twitter.com/juliebarton1111

For more information, please visit http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/

 

Penguin Random House (http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively.  Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

Our canine companions also serve in the line of duty and under fire, whether helping police protect our home turf or accompanying soldiers on missions abroad.

In Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve (ages 10+, $12.99), readers will cheer for the hero dogs featured in this collection, profiled with stunning photos and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion.  From Sergeant Stubby, the first dog to be given a rank for his work during WWI, to Spike, who served on more than 100 combat missions in Afghanistan to dogs who serve closer to home at places like Ground Zero, the Seattle Police Department and in airports across the nation, canine heroes are spotlighted in five different sections that detail the various roles dogs have played throughout the years.

Opening with a forward from Ronald L. Aiello, President of the U.S. War Dogs Association, the book also features text boxes with questions that kids would ask paired with answers from military-dog handlers and each section concludes with information on related topics. 


"The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover......will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives" -- Booklist



Reviews for PAWS OF COURAGE:
Publishers Weekly
This compact, photo-filled book celebrates service dogs of all kinds as Furstinger profiles more than 20 real-life combat, rescue, police, and tracker dogs, among others. Furstinger explains how various breeds’ physical, behavioral, and biological characteristics enable them to excel. Descriptions of the powerful bonds between service dogs and their handlers, as well as happy service dog retirements, contribute to a lively and touching narrative.

Kirkus Review
Myriad canines loyally serve in a variety of roles aiding their human companions; National Geographic portrays the efforts of 24 working dogs. The photographs will make this highly appealing to dog lovers who will also find the brief text and short chapters easy to manage.(Nonfiction. 9-14)

Booklist
The bonds between more than 20 military and law enforcement dogs and their handlers are lovingly and proudly shown in this compact, fact- and photo-filled offering. The narratives are heartfelt, and there are enough photographs of the pooches in action to please any dog lover. [This book]... addresses a wide range of interests and age levels and will make readers want to go home and hug the doggie heroes in own their lives.

From the author of Unsaid comes a thrilling story of struggle, redemption, and our devotion to the animals in our lives

JUST LIFE

By Neil Abramson

“If you love dogs and well-written, suspenseful fiction that is uplifting and will inspire you to open an animal sanctuary, read this lovely novel.”

—Jeffrey Masson, author of Dogs Never Lie About Love,

The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving and Dogs Make Us Human

Praise for UNSAID, Neil Abramson’s debut novel:

“Rarely has a novel captured so movingly the deep bonds between people and the animals

that share their lives.”

Parade magazine

UNSAID is an extraordinary story of animals, afterlife, and the power of love... It will make you remember, rethink, and rejoice in every meaningful relationship you’ve ever had.”

—Garth Stein, author of the bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain

What would you do if they came for your dog? In JUST LIFE (May 10, 2016; Center Street/Hachette Book Group; $26.00), Neil Abramson, whose debut novel Unsaid won rave reviews from critics, booksellers, and readers alike, presents a riveting, thought-provoking roller coaster ride of a novel that asks that very question.

Veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her team are dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and abandoned dogs in New York City. But every day it gets harder operate her no-kill shelter. Sam is already at her breaking point when she learns of an unidentified, dangerous virus spreading through their neighborhood. The medical community can only determine that animals are the carriers. Amid growing panic and a demand for immediate answers, suspicion abruptly falls on dogs as the source. Soon the governor is calling in the National Guard to enforce a quarantine--no dog may leave the area.

Samantha knows from her own painful history that, despite the lack of real evidence against the dogs, a quarantine may only be the beginning. As questions about the source of the virus mount and clash with the pressure for a politically expedient resolution, Sam is forced to make life-altering choices. She finds allies in a motley crew of New Yorkers--a local priest, a troubled teen, a smart-mouthed former psychologist, and a cop desperate to do the right thing--all looking for sanctuary from their own personal demons. But the person Sam needs the most to unravel the mystery of the virus and save the dogs is the last one she'd ever want to call on--because contacting him will mean confronting the traumatic past she has fought so hard to escape.

Neil Abramson’s novel is engrossing and nuanced, with finely drawn characters and an intense pace that rolls to an unforgettable conclusion. JUST LIFE’s message of the balance between fear and compassion, memory and forgiveness, and despair and hope will stay with readers long after they’ve finished reading, and will spark serious discussions and debate.

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About the Author:

A partner in a Manhattan law firm, Neil Abramson lives in Westchester County, NY and is married to a veterinarian. He is also a past board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an award recipient from the ASPCA for his legal work on behalf of animals, and a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Animals.   JUST LIFE is his second novel.

JUST LIFE: A Novel

By Neil Abramson

Publisher: Center Street / Hachette Book Group

Pub Date: May 10, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-4555-9104-6

Price: $26.00

Also available in audio and eBook

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