In 1995 wolves were brought back to the Yellowstone ecosystem after an absence of about 70 years. Since then, the wolves have thrived, and the ecosystem has continued to become more diverse as other keystone species such beavers are returning and adding new habitat for a huge variety of living things.
The inspiration for book topics can come in surprising ways. When U.S. Navy Seals Team Six killed El Quida leader Osama bin Laden, the crew included a military working dog. When people learned a dog was involved in the raid, they wanted to learn everything about it–what breed, gender, and what work such dogs do.
This book’s text and gorgeous photos show how beavers create an environment for thousands of living things. Their ponds become homes for microscopic life, fish, birds, turtles, and more.
One of the great satisfactions of researching and writing nonfiction is learning to be able to see the world through the eyes of people with a variety of views on a subject.
“The Right Dog for the Job” follows Irah, a wonderful golden retriever who started out as a service dog in training and ended up as a Guide Dog for the Blind. I made many new friends, both canine and human, while working on this project.
Malta is an island nation with delicious seafood, fascinating ancient ruins, quaint villages, and an interesting museum.
Scotland is home to many castles that speak of times past and of royal struggles for power.
Learn how humans developed different kinds of dogs for different jobs, how dog and human brains and hormones work together to bond us, and how new helpful jobs for dogs have come about.
ISBN13: 9780399549885 ISBN10: 0399549889 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers, January 2016 Have you heard of Eclipse, Seattle’s bus riding dog? Dog on Board, tells her story. Take a look for book details, and watch the video, from Seattle’s KOMO TV, and this one, from the King County Department of Transportation. You’ll fall …
I recently made an appearance at the beautiful new Billings, Montana, public library to talk about the dog books I’ve written for children. The first, “Maggie: A Sheep Dog,” about a sheep guard dog, came out in 1986, and my next book, “Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse …