Books by Ann Blades

A DOG CAME, TOO by Ainslie Manson
Released: April 30, 1993

"Likable, unsentimentalized, and of broad appeal. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)"
Known only as ``Our Dog,'' this faithful animal followed Alexander Mackenzie, plus the voyageurs and ``native'' guides who accompanied him, across Canada to the Pacific when he reached it in 1793—``the first European to cross North America by land.'' Based on Mackenzie's journals, the straightforward narrative tells how the big brown dog made his way on foot since there was no room for him in the canoes, and how he kept watch at night, warned of wolves or bears, and retrieved a swan shot for food or a dropped paddle from a swift river. Read full book review >