How Dog Became a Friend By Paul O'Neill Illustrated By Cynthia Colosimo
Today dogs are considered manís best friends, but thousands of years ago the world was a very different place and dogs were animals to be feared. This all changes one autumn day when a young brother and sister wander too far from home and are captured by the Old Hag of the Wilderness. The terrified young children beg passing animals for help, yet none will come to the rescue. But then Dog comes along . . .
Accompanied by charming watercolour illustrations, How Dog Became A Friend tells an enchanting story of how Dog left his cold and barren home to come and live among people.
About the Author
Born in St. Johnís in 1928, Paul OíNeill graduated from the National Academy of Theatre Arts in New York in 1948 and was a professional actor in the US and England until 1954, when he became a CBC producer, retiring in 1986. He was the founding president of the Newfoundland Writersí Guild and has been a volunteer with over fifty organizations during the last half century. His awards include the Order of Canada and an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University. His prose and poetry have been published internationally.
About the Illustrator
Originally from Thunder Bay, Cynthia Colosimo has lived in Labrador for sixteen years where she has worked on a number of community development and heritage projects. She also illustrated Angutiís Amulet, a story about an 18th century Inuit boy, based on the archaeology of the Adlavik Islands in Northern Labrador. Cynthia has a BFA in drawing from the University of Manitoba and an MFA in printmaking from Concordia University. She is married to an archaeologist and has one child, another aspiring artist.
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