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Maggie's Book of Wisdom [Kindle Edition]

Leland Dirks
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A puppy's first year brings many lessons. Maggie shares those that she learned while she lived with The Man in the middle of nowhere in an off grid home.

Maggie's short, simple book, will remind us all of some important truths.

WAIT! Before you click the buy button, you may want to read the following Q&A.
Q: Do you really mean it when you describe the book as "short" and "simple"?
A: Yes. The book is short and simple, as you might expect from a puppy. It's heavy on pictures and short on words.
Q: What kind of book is this? Is it a novel? A short story?
A: No, not either of those. It's a small, simple, short, succinct collection of observations that you might expect a puppy to make.
Q: How can you justify charging so much for such a short, brief, simple, small book?
A: Let's put things into perspective. This small, simple, short, succinct, brief book costs less than most greeting cards. It costs less than a cup of coffee. You can't buy five postcards for the price of this book. 
Q: Do you lead a lavish off grid lifestyle?
A: I lead a very simple lifestyle. Yes, my books are all written using solar energy. I grow much of my own food. I don't have broadcast, cable, or satellite television. My dogs often eat better than I do.
Q: So you're not trying to deceive us and hide a full length novel in here?
A: I've asked Maggie to sniff around, and she assures me there's no such thing. It's just a fun little collection of her observations and photos of her as a puppy. No novel, no plot, no character development, just fun.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

A VERY short book from my black Lab Maggie.

Product Details

  • File Size: 604 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZP0LK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maggie's Book of Wisdom by Leland Dirks January 27, 2011
By Leslie
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This book is written from the perspective of a young dog who lives with "The Man", her big brother Angelo, and a cat. Maggie's outlook on life is displayed creatively to include her thoughts and reflections on the finer points in life. She reminds us of the things we don't take the time to discover or enjoy for ourselves. This delightful 'short story' is accompanied by several pictures that include some of the most beautiful scenery. Although I don't recall there being any photo credits, I would guess that they were taken by the multi-talented Leland Dirks (a.k.a. "The Man").

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that needs to be reminded of what love and joy are all about.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely little read January 30, 2011
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Dog lovers, people lovers, and all who care for our world and our pets --this short but delightfully rich book is charming. It was a joy to share at a family gathering with folks from 5 to 75. We all loved it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong, reading anything from Leland! January 27, 2011
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Another great read from The Hermit, in this publication referred to as "The Man". Leland's has a wonderful, creative way with words and this writing reflects that perfectly! His love of animals and the environment he lives are reflected through Maggie's words. LOVE IT!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wise young pup... January 28, 2011
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I have had the pleasure of following Leland's blog over the years and have thoroughly enjoyed his adventures in the San Luis Valley in Colorado with his dogs Angelo and Maggie and "the cat." This little jewel of a book left me smiling and a little teary-eyed. The tidbits of wisdom Maggie offers focus on the small but important things in life. And the photos remind me of how much I love this beautiful, out of the way piece of paradise surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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to Leland, I'm sure this book is exactly what they'd write. Leland must have listened well. The pictures included are just gorgeous, showing off the valley where Maggie, Angelo, and Leland make their home.

If you love dogs and smiles, this book must be in your Kindle collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As always, Leland Hermit conveys beautiful thoughts.... January 28, 2011
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Leland Hermit once again gives us a warm and welcome view into his life through the eyes of the precious Maggie. I remember when Leland adopted Maggie and have followed the times when Angelo decided to go out into the world on his own leaving The Man alone. Leland chose to adopt Maggie - and Maggie brought new warmth and content to Leland's life. When Angelo returned Maggie and Angelo became true brothers. This story always brings tears to my eyes and I can not wait to read the world as told by Angelo! Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone who's loved a dog... January 27, 2011
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Maggie's book of wisdom is written by the dog... and it's full of the joy of a dog that's loved. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will love this book. I've read it and will re-read it again and again, just for the joy of it. It's a quick read, but so worth the price... I'll just keep enjoying the wisdom of Maggie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming January 27, 2011
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I just loved it! Thanks Leland for helping Maggie write her thoughts for all of us. I don't what was better - the words or the pictures. I love it all!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Soo delightful and cute
A lovely short story from the view of Miss Maggie, in her pup years, and her Man. Simply wonderful to read, and a huge smile doing so. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sara
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed
Actually, I read this book quite a while ago and I don't really remember the content all that much at the moment.....
Published 6 months ago by Dalcrazy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom from Maggie
Maggie is full of essential wisdom for all of us. I have read many of this author's books and he (they) never fail in hooking me. Always wonderful reads. Read more
Published on September 10, 2012 by Petit Gervais
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable Book
As the author clearly stated, this is a short book, but it was well worth the money.

If you love dogs, you'll find enjoyment in the cute pictures and captions to go... Read more
Published on December 19, 2011 by Liz
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected. Very disapointing.
Not much substance. Very boring and I love dogs. No story or plot at all. Do not reccomend this book.
Published on August 31, 2011 by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute but short
A very very short read of "doggy quotes" that are cute, funny and serious. Some nice photos to go along with each chapter. Read more
Published on August 6, 2011 by Janet Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, but sweet
Cute little book, or maybe not a book. I would have liked to read a little more of this book. It can be read in about 10 minutes, of course maybe that is all a dog could... Read more
Published on July 30, 2011 by tjslinks
1.0 out of 5 stars Should Not be classified as a book
For we dog lovers calling this little collection of dog observations a book is a bit deceptive. It's instead maybe five pages of prose written from a dogs view point. Read more
Published on July 16, 2011 by Kindle Junkie
5.0 out of 5 stars I ♥ Maggie!
I purchased Angelo's Journey by this author and enjoyed it so much that I went looking for other works by him. I'm so glad I came across Maggie---I love it! Read more
Published on July 11, 2011 by amy redd-greiner
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but not worth the little money paid
Ok, I paid $1.49 for this e-book, and that isn't much. But I read it in about 10 minutes - that's it. Read more
Published on July 10, 2011 by Knitpicker
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More About the Author

Leland lives in the middle of a beautiful nowhere that is Colorado's San Luis Valley. Angelo, the world famous Border Collie, and Maggie, his black Lab philosopher mix, allow him to share their off-grid home.

Angelo and Leland's first two collaborative efforts, Seven Dogs in Heaven and Angelo's Journey, are now available in Kindle, Audible, and paperback formats.

Their most ambitious book yet, Jimmy Mender and His Miracle Dog, is available in both Kindle and paperback editions. A story of journeys, of losses, of gains, it illustrates that sometimes the only way to find out what's important is to leave everything behind.

Please search for Leland Dirks - Author on Facebook to enjoy Leland's photography, and the latest news about their books.

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