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The Ghost of Greyfriar's Bobby
by Ruth Brown
A retelling of a legendary Edinburgh dog shares the story of the faithful Bobby, a little dog who kept watch over his master's grave for fourteen years and is believed by locals to continue his vigil from beyond the grave.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Dutton Juvenile
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After reading A Dark, dark tale, I fell in love with it, and hoped I'd find some more "dark" stories in the Ruth Brown collection. This is a dark story, perfect for Halloween. It's unusual and has completely unique aspects to it. Ruth Brown once again has a flavor all her own with magical illustrations that just pull you into their beauty. The story is adorable, the illustrations are so detailed! My 3 yr old twins and 5 yr old both love Ruth Brown. Just an overall fun book that's a great additio ...more
When I was a child, Greyfriar's Bobby was a Disney movie, and the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I recently had the privilege of being in Scotland (Edinborough) where the original story took place, and saw a pub called Greyfriar's Bobby, we saw (from a bit of distance) the cemetery where he is buried, and the area where he lived. At the National Museum, I purchased this book, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it, though my version is a bit shorter and seems to be a children's story and it app ...more
Loved the story - or as they would say in the book, 'Twas the bonniest tale o' a maist michty wee sperity sonsie bittie doggie! The thick Scottish accents made for slow reading for me, despite the help of the glossary in the back. The last chapter moved me to tears. Now I want to see the old movie again!
Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.More about Ruth Brown...