Cross, Marguerite Speer.
Title Whitie. Illustrated by Donald Salsbury.
Publisher New York: Vantage Press, (1977). First Edition, Stated.
Seller ID ess4913
Inscribed by the Author to her Son, who is mentioned in the book. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), 52 pp. Near-Fine, with foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers; in a Very Good dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges and foxing. From dust jacket: Small boys and dogs are an irresistible combination, and if you've ever wondered why, Whitie will show you. Bill, attending first grade at the Glenoak Grammar School in Florida, goes to school every day with his puppy, Whitie. Even the kind principal, Mrs. Case, understands and lets Whitie wait for Bill in her office. Whitie is an exceptionally well behaved dog and always waits for his master. Later Whitie learns tricks, such as fetching a bottle of Coke. The family acquires other ‘friends,' such as a Doberman pinscher, a rabbit, a squirrel -- and even a mean alligator, Big Dan, who lived in the lake near his house. This is really a love story about a dog, written by Bill's mother, who says, “Good dogs are like good people, their deeds are never forgotten.”