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Animals You Will Never Forget Hardcover – June, 1969

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Readers Digest (June 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895770490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895770493
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Animals You Will Never Forget is a book of true animal stories that has a title that does not lie, either. I have often thought of those memorable stories I read or had read to me as a child. I have also often wondered what book that was from which those stories came. When I saw the book that my wife brought home from the library, I was overjoyed and began reliving those classic stories. The first story I read to my seven year old son, called Savage Dog, brought tears to my eyes, my son's eyes, and my wife's eyes, who was only listening in from across the room. It bodes well for the many stories we will enjoy together in the years ahead. I eagerly await my own copy, which is now out of print.
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I grew up with this book, originally published by Reader's Digest. I had the stories read to me over and over by my parents. We laughed and cried together over the many wonderful stories. I even remember many of the names of the animals, though I have not read the book in years.
As an adult, I have shared this book with my husband, who is also entranced by it. For years he has wished to purchase it for his sister. I am hoping that Amazon.com can help us find it.
I love the story mentioned by the one other reader who has reviewed this book. I too have been moved by the Savage Dog. Just the title of A Horse for Weezie can move me to tears. The book is a treasure I hold dear. I thank my parents for letting me take it with me when I moved out on my own.
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Seventy-two true stories about animals gleaned from past issues of Reader's Digest, this book is a delightful treat for children and adult alike. As a young girl, when I first read these stories, they helped to raise me to a different level of awareness. "Savage Dog" impacted my view of life. To this day, I realize that kindness transcends language and is a form of communication. What a lesson this could be for children.

Authors range from the everyday citizen to famous authors like Jean Craighead George, James Thurber and Farley Mowat. There are excerpts from books like Rascal, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be and the First Lady of the Seeing Eye (about Seeing Eye dogs). Then there is my personal favorite, A Runt of a Horse which taught me the power of love. The runt of a horse that people laughed at for being so small, but who won all his races and when his owners had to sell him due to health reasons, he lost the will to win and eventually died of a broken heart.

To read the stories is like a stroll down memory lane. The Day I Met Midnight is written by Ulmont Healy, a cowboy turned cowboy actor during the silent film era. Doc Pete's Friend Charlie is set during a time when doctors carried their black medical bags and made house calls --driving to their patients' home with a horse and buggy. What a wonderful way to bring the past to life for kids. The Dog From No-Man's Land, a great story of loyal friendship and life during WWII and the old Soviet Bloc regime.

As a public school teacher, I will be reading some of these stories in my elementary class as a springboard for discussion and to teach them how to ask questions, to think deeper -- to see beyond what is in front of them.
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I had this book as a child and it was one of my favorites. I don't know how it ended up missing from my library, but I had to have it back. My favorite story, still able to draw tears after all this time, is "Savage Dog."
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My grandmother found me a copy of this book at a yard sale for a dime when I was young. I read this book over and over, loving the stories. When I found a copy on amazon, I bought it to share with my kids.

My boys, eight and 10, will flip through it and read a story here and there, but my six-year-old daughter loves it. So glad I found a copy!
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Animals You Will Never Forget is a collection of real life animal stories from Readers Digest. While the stories have been abridged, the impact that these stories have on the reader is tremendous. You will never forget the characters of Petronella, the old donkey who was rescued from certain death; "savage dog", who was anything but savage or the blind collie who spent her entire life "beating the odds". There are stories of all animals "great and small" from birds and mice to horses, dogs and donkeys. Believe me, you will read this book cover to cover and think every one of them is your favorite...until you read the next one!
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My uncle gave me this book when I was a kid. I still pull it out every now and then and read it. I think it's got to be the best collection of animal stories I've ever read. They are just very heartfelt, bittersweet, and written at a level that I think even most non-animal people can relate to. It's a very unusual book, and one of my favorites. From Ring of Bright Water to A Horse for Weezie to Blind Fair Ellen and a Horse Called Midnight... just little gems of stories that introduced me to a host of other writers. It would belong on any shelf of treasured books for the ages.
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Our family had this book when I was a child, and there were many of the condensed books featured that I went on to read in their entirety. I remember clearly pouring over many of these stories time and again. Somehow, our family copy went missing through shifts etc, so I wanted another copy for our young family to enjoy as they grow up. My memory did not fail me - it is still a fabulous collection of very varied stories.
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