Most Canadians may not know that Alexander MacKenzie was accompanied by a big brown dog on his long journey to the Pacific Coast of Canada. Our Dog, as he was known to his companions, protected the explorer and the Native guides that helped him all along his way. Manson's focus on the role of the Natives, as well as that of the heroic Our Dog, brings new insight to this exploration story.
An engaging canine tale. - Horn Book
The clarity of design and economy of detail that Blades brings to her translucent watercolors perfectly suit this attractive historical tale of affection between men and a dog. Likeable, unsentimentalized, and of broad appeal. - Kirkus Reviews
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