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.


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)

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.