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Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie by Kate Klimo

Dog Diaries #6: Sweetie

by Kate Klimo

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This was a fairly interesting book, about George Washington's dog, of all things! Sweetie (aka Sweetlips) grows up learning to hunt with Washington and his friends, but his life takes a drastic turn when Washington is chosen to lead the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia and decides to take Sweetie along. From there the brave dog joins Washington on the battlefield during the war, and helps his master turn random nobodies into skilled soldiers. It's a very interesting book, and a very good way to learn about history. ( )
  Heather19 | Sep 10, 2017 |
Klimo gave a unique view of George Washington from a dog's point of view. The book grabbed my boy's attention by being about a dog, some of the battles were stretched to include the dog...but the boys stayed interested.

Creative way to present history. Saw a different view of a common historical figure---if he treated his dogs better than others, than he was a good man.

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  Sonya.Contreras | May 21, 2017 |
A nice read, with some good history. A painless way for a kid to learn a little about George Washington (and dogs). ( )
  4hounds | Feb 19, 2015 |
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George Washington’s transformation from farmer to Father of Our Country—as told by his dog Sweetlips!
Sweetie was the finest foxhound in George Washington’s kennel. But Sweetie’s idyllic days at Mount Vernon were cut short when her master was chosen to represent Virginia at the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia—which he attended with Sweetlips by his side. Follow their journey from the hunt country of Virginia to the battlefields of the Revolutionary War in this meticulously researched, unique historical novel. With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell, an appendix including information about George Washington and the history and breeding of American foxhounds, plus links to the primary source material on which the book is based, this is the kind of historical fiction that dog-loving middle graders—and educators—sit up and beg for!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:03 -0400)

"George Washington's foxhound Sweetlips narrates the story of her master's transformation from farmer to Father of our Country"--

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