Beautiful Joe

Beautiful Joe

Book - 1972 | Canadian favourites ed.
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Beautiful Joe was a winning entry in a contest sponsored by the American Humane Society in 1893. Based on a true story, this book was the first book published in America told from a dog's point of view.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1972, [1893]
Edition: Canadian favourites ed.
ISBN: 9780771079405
0771079400
9780771079399
0771079397
Characteristics: 266 p. : ill.

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TheDynamiteKid
Nov 12, 2018

This was Canada's best known children's book before Anne of Green Gables. Based on a true story this is a book told from the perspective of a dog that has been horribly mutilated and mistreated. It is similar to Black Beauty, but it being a true story makes it more moving. Still very relevant today and worth the time to read.

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milirick
Aug 05, 2018

The first Canadian book to sell a million copies this is based on a true story of a cruel man who mutilates a dog told by the dog’s point of view. This book spurred the animal welfare movement in North America and a park in Meaford, Ontario is named after Beautiful Joe. It is a novel which inspired writers like L.M. Montgomery and is considered one of the finest works in Canadian fiction.

MarinaJaffey Nov 23, 2013

yeah buddy

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villga56
Jun 29, 2011

This book is so sad

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