a very unusual Newfoundland dog -- he's afraid of the water! This brings
a lot of scorn for Sailor, which also rubs off on his owner, six-year-old
Ike, who tries a variety of methods to entice Sailor into the water. Everything
fails until one Spring day Ike follows a group of other boys onto the
ice. When Ike falls in, Sailor overcomes his fear and saves him. After
this Sailor is no longer called a hangashore, but is the town hero.
This is the second
collaboration of Cathy Simpson and Joanne Snook-Hann. Their first book,
There Are No Polar Bears Here! is now into its third printing.
loving tale of a boy and his dog will charm small children everywhere
with its lovely illustrations and authentic Newfoundland flavour."
--The Evening Telegram
"Snook-Hann's wonderful illustrations will delight toddlers and preschoolers; Simpson's expert story-telling techniques will attract primary and elementary school children. This charming book will capture a wide audience."
-- The Newfoundland Herald