Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerThe Tale of Rescue by Michael J. Rosen

  • Fri, 25 Dec 2015 08:00:00    Permalink
    They're vacationing in a cabin in the Appalachians.  They're townies and don't understand how quickly the weather can turn.  That's dangerous in the mountains.

    Candlewick Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

    When they get turned around in the woods because of a white out, there's nothing they can do except try to take shelter from the storm.  They're dressed warmly but there's wind and dampness in the air and they may not make it through the night.

    The father calls and whistles but no one hears him.  No one except the dog on a farm adjacent to the cabins.  He goes to find who's calling and helps warm them up again, but he leaves to go find help.  When he barks and gets the farmer's attention, it's all for not.  Since the dog can't speak, the farmer checks his own stock, tells him to quiet down and goes back inside.  It's up to the dog to try to help.

    The dog is a cattle dog and is used to herd cows.  What he does now is herd some cows out to the spot where the people are so they can tramp down the snow.  Then he herds the people and the cows back to the farm.

    Our cats herd us in the kitchen when it's time to cook dinner and back to bed when it's time for that.  They even wake us up in the morning like alarm clocks.  I can believe that dog would do this.  It's a good thing he did or the couple and their child might not have survived the night.

    If you love dogs, you'll love this tale.

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