My Dog Skip by Willie Morris A Wonderful Book By The Late Willie Morris This classic story of a boy and a dog growing up in small-town America by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willie Morris is written with the gentle wisdom of an E.B. White and the eternal youth of a Huck Finn (Atlanta Journal- Constitution). Author reading tour. Features: * ISBN13: 9780679767220 * Condition: NEW * Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. * Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices I lived through this book, more than I read it. It was a beautiful experience, a walk back in time, to a slow sweet Southern boyhood with a favorite dog. A dog that was a best friend, as well as a companion. Willie Morris opened his heart and soul to Skip -- teaching him great tricks and how to play football (and understand the play calls too!). Skips driving abilities were top notch too -- causing more than one old timer to fall off a rocking chair when Skip drove by!! Then there was Willies first love, Rivers APplewhite, who tried to nurse a little emaciated kitten back to health, with Skips adoring attention. And Willies buddies, Pee Wee, Muttonhead and the unforgettable Ben, who helped Willie make some totally unforgettable (LOL) Chocolate chip cookies. In a way, this book reminded me a little of Truman Capotes A Christmas Story, with its centralized and very special characters inhabiting the pages, and the slow sypury sweet Southern days when kids had fun just be being kids and using their imaginations, and had no end of places to explore. My heart broke when I read about Willie driving away to attend school overseas and looking back to see his forever-faithful friend lying under a tree watching him, and receding into the distance -- but remaining forever in his heart. Very well written. Very nostalgic. Written with the kind of love that does not diminish with the passage of time. Made me go home and gently hug my cats (who dont play football but still love to chase and tackle) For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: My Dog Skip by Willie Morris - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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