Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tango - Tale of an Island Dog - Yorkshire Terrier



Meant for kids, but I liked it!

Tango, a Yorkshire terrier owned by a wealthy model, is swept overboard in a storm and miraculously washes up on Prince Edward Island, barely alive. But his silver ID collar has fallen off. Desperate to return home, Tango meets a foster child who has no home and a lonely widow who does have a home but no one with whom to share it. Then a loyal, elderly fox and a band of vicious feral cats join the mix. Filled with thoughtful observances and lyric descriptions of the island, the writing is a treat. The sympathetic story has soul and substance.

You don't need to be a dog fan to love Tango.

2 comments:

Ninny said...

This sounds like a good read! I love childrens' and young adult genre, used to teach reading in public school so have read a lot of childrens literature. I will look for Tango. (I can read it to Tootie, my yorkie!)
Liz (aka Ninny)
http://ninnysnotesblog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I've read it and it's one of my TOP FAVORITE books. You don't need to be twelve years old and under to read these.