The Pup After Merle
Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547386089, 200pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2010
Told in Pukka's charming voice and accompanied by more than 200 photos, "Pukka: The Pup After Merle "tells the story of how Ted found Pukka, recounting the early days of their bonding as they explore Kelly and the wider world. Walks become hikes and hikes become climbs, their adventures culminating in a rugged wilderness journey that teaches both Pukka and Ted something new about the dog-human partnership.
Filled with stunning images of the West, "Pukka "is a love story as well as Ted's take on raising a puppy. It will do pictorially what "Merle" did with words show how dogs thrive when treated as peers while illustrating the many ways that any dog opens the door to our hearts.
"Speaking as Pukka and illustrating the sparse text with stunning color photographs on every page, Kerasote has created a pictorial diary of the first six months of the dog's life. But this book is much more than a record of the growth and training of a pup, it is a visual record of the development of human-animal bond as well as a breathtakingly beautiful tour of the West." -- Library Journal