Beautiful Joe - An Autobiography

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Roberts Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
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(LARGE PRINT EDITION) 1893. Marshall Saunders is the pseudonym for Margaret Marshall Saunders. Beautiful Joe is the real name of a real dog, whose story she became familiar with while visiting her brother and his fiance Louise Moore. The Moores had some years earlier rescued Beautiful Joe from a vicious master who had cruelly beaten him and cut off his ears and tail. So moved was she in the presence of this abused animal, that she wrote a manuscript about his life, from an autobiographical perspective of the dog. It was the first Canadian book to sell more than one million copies. Throughout the rest of her life Saunders championed women's and animal rights, spoke out on social problems and was a passionate advocate of kindness to animals. For many decades Margaret Marshall Saunders was Canada's best known and best loved writer of children's stories.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I loved this story when I was young. It may be the reason I can not stand to see dogs treated cruelly. It tells the story of Joe who was rescued by the Morris family from an inhumane master. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - aleader - LibraryThing

Beautiful Joe is the story about an abused dog who finally finds love and a home. It is very emotional and hard in places for a dog lover to read, but it teaches an important lesson in kindness towards animals. It is told from the dog's point of view, which makes a real impression. Read full review

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