Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders

Beautiful Joe

byMargaret Marshall Saunders

Hardcover | December 8, 2009

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Based on true events, Beautiful Joe tells the story of a dog that is rescued from the hands of a cruel master who removes his ears and tail in a fit of anger. The Morris family comes to his aid and carefully nurses the dog back to health, giving him the name, Beautiful Joe.

Originally published in 1894, it is told from the perspective of Joe himself, who quickly finds that he is in the company of many other animals that the Morrises have saved from harm. They firmly believe that every creature has the right a to full and happy life. Despite his horrible, early experiences he falls in love with his adopted family and becomes a loyal and trustworthy companion.

With over seven million copies sold worldwide, Beautiful Joe is a Canadian classic beautifully repackaged for today's young reader.

About The Author

Margaret Marshall Saunders was born Nova Scotia in 1861, and was inspired to write Beautiful Joe while she was visiting her brother in Meaford, Ontario. She heard about the story of a dog that was rescued from a brutal owner and proceeded to write a fictionalized biography of the dog, entering it into a literary contest sponsored by th...

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Title:Beautiful JoeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.02 × 5.38 × 0.94 inPublished:December 8, 2009Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670064645

ISBN - 13:9780670064649

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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