HURRY HOME CANDY by Meindert De Jong
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Last year Meindert De Jong wrote Shadrach, a wonderful story about a little boy and his rabbit- a vividly sustained expression of the feelings people and animals have towards each other. He writes here of a lost year in the life of a small dog in the same touching way. The scene is America, not Holland, but a frightened stray's America, full of mean people and kind people, narrow escapes, buried bones near a country farm house, storms, and hamburg stands. As Candy who was first owned, badly scared, then lost by one family, roams his district, makes a wonderful new friend, is lost again under similar circumstances, we are those things with him, quite stricken with his near tragedy and overjoyed when he finds happiness at last.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1953
Publisher: Harper