Most Americans have a basic sense of compassion for animals today, yet they may not realize that incredible cruelty to animals was commonplace just a century ago. Beautiful Joe: The Autobiography of a Dog, details a dog's horrible treatment by a cruel milkman and his eventual rescue by a kind family. Marshall "Margaret" Saunders met Beautiful Joe on Lake Huron and spent six months with the dog and his family. His "autobiography" published in 1894, is a fictionalized presentation of a true story, and was the first novel by this Canadian writer. Beautiful Joe gained tremendous popularity, and contributed significantly to changing public attitudes about the treatment of animals.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Applewood Books Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 7 X 5 X 1 (inches) ISBN: 1557093075 ISBN-13: 9781557093073 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.