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Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs The Fascinating Folklore and Mythology of Dogs.

Author: Coren, Stanley.
Publisher: Hubble & Hattie 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs, which provide an insight into the way in which humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny {u2013} 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Coren, Stanley.
ISBN: 9781845848606 1845848608
OCLC Number: 921166350
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why dogs chase cats --
Dogs, rice and sex --
How the dog mad man fit to live --
Sir Bedivere and the dragon --
Odysseus and Argus --
The dog of Montargis --
The fox and the dog head --
The bear and Davy Crockett's dog --
The hounds of the bayous --
Black shuck --
The black dog and the Tollesbury midwife --
The white demon --
Campfire tales --
And God had a dog --
The foredoomed prince --
The war steeds of the fairies --
Laelaps and Zeus --
Dogs and the angel of death --
The dog father --
Why we eat and drink --
Why the Pug has a flat, black face and a curled tail --
How the Dalmation got is spots --
Why the Basenji doesn't bark --
The fastest dog in the world --
The dog philosophers --
The Devil and the seeing-eye dog --
Why the dog has a black nose --
The language of dogs --
The old dog's new tricks --
The wet-nosed badge of courage --
The smartest animal --
Why dogs sniff each other{u2019}s rear ends --
Why the Chow Chow has a black tongue and fuzzy, curly tail --
The heroic dog on the Titanic --
The morality of dogs --
Are there dogs in heaven? --
The dog who breached the gap.


People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same manner as a detective story.  Read more...
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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 Read more...

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