A Blue Dog Christmas

by George Rodrigue

Stewart, Tabori & Chang | October 15, 2000 | Hardcover

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For the Blue Dog Man, Christmas is a holiday steeped in sentiment, a season that evokes the artist''s earliest recollections of drawing, painting -- and forming the first tentative thoughts about the canine who, decades later, would become his signature creation. In A Blue Dog Christmas, the painter takes readers back in time, to New Iberia, Louisiana, in the 1950s. On a quiet street in this sleepy bayou town, the twelve-year-old George Rodrigue found his calling, and discovered that the true meaning of Christmas is not to give, but to create.

With original holiday-themed prints, George Rodrigue adds a new dimension to the now-legendary Blue Dog tale. Through his art, he illustrates how his childhood pets, Lady and Trixie (both terrier/spaniels like Tiffany, the inspiration for Blue Dog), played a central role in the family''s Christmas festivities. The joyous images in this volume are based on his heart-warming memories of the dogs'' holiday antics.

This enlightening Christmas tale combines the appeal of almost twenty new Blue Dog images with an invigorating design that even includes an irresistible Blue Dog tree ornament. This year''s indisputable stocking stuffer, A Blue Dog Christmas will charm new readers and be cherished by longtime fans for many yuletides to come.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages

Published: October 15, 2000

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1584790202

ISBN - 13: 9781584790204

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A Blue Dog Christmas

by George Rodrigue

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages

Published: October 15, 2000

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1584790202

ISBN - 13: 9781584790204

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For the Blue Dog Man, Christmas is a holiday steeped in sentiment, a season that evokes the artist''s earliest recollections of drawing, painting -- and forming the first tentative thoughts about the canine who, decades later, would become his signature creation. In A Blue Dog Christmas, the painter takes readers back in time, to New Iberia, Louisiana, in the 1950s. On a quiet street in this sleepy bayou town, the twelve-year-old George Rodrigue found his calling, and discovered that the true meaning of Christmas is not to give, but to create.

With original holiday-themed prints, George Rodrigue adds a new dimension to the now-legendary Blue Dog tale. Through his art, he illustrates how his childhood pets, Lady and Trixie (both terrier/spaniels like Tiffany, the inspiration for Blue Dog), played a central role in the family''s Christmas festivities. The joyous images in this volume are based on his heart-warming memories of the dogs'' holiday antics.

This enlightening Christmas tale combines the appeal of almost twenty new Blue Dog images with an invigorating design that even includes an irresistible Blue Dog tree ornament. This year''s indisputable stocking stuffer, A Blue Dog Christmas will charm new readers and be cherished by longtime fans for many yuletides to come.

About the Author

George Rodrigue was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on March 13, 1944. He studied art at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. As an artist, he chronicled Cajun life and was best known for his signature Blue Dog images. He is the author of more than 12 books including Are You Blue Dog's Friend?, A Blue Dog Christmas, and Blue Dog Love. He died, after a two-year battle with cancer, on December 14, 2013 at the age of 69.

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Includes A Blue Dog christmas ornament!

Blue Dog man George Rodrigue explores the sentimental season of Christmas, leading readers back in time to 1950s New Iberia, Louisiana, when 12-year-old George discovered that Christmas was not just about giving, but creating. A Blue Dog Christmas features 18 full-colour holiday-themed prints, revealing how his childhood pets — terrier/spaniels such as Tiffany, a.k.a. Blue Dog — Lady and Trixie were vital parts of the family’s Christmas celebrations. These lively images express his touching memories of the dogs’ holiday frolics.

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