WHITEPAWS: A Coyote-Dog by Michael Fox


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The story of two city children who adopt the half-coyote offspring of their country aunt's dog, then decide to return the puppy to Aunt Sally's farm because it needs to be free to come and go. Fox works in some information on coyotes and some observations of puppy behavior, and when he describes Whitepaws' encounter with a larger dog in the city park you can be sure the antics are authentic. The story however is rudimentary and lifeless, and the undisguised lectures (on abandoned pets, for example) would be better given straight than put into the mouth of a veterinarian uncle, as they are here.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1979
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan