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Well, for better or worse, this was a unique set of stories. The book is made up of several stories all about a grand Collie named Lad. It isn't the type of book you'd want to sit down and read straight through, but it's very enjoyable to pick up and read a story or two. As a whole it felt a little repedetive. People are mean to Lad, then he wins them over. Lad has a new friend and he rescues them. etc. Some were better than others. It made me want to take my pup for a walk.
Albert Payson Terhune (1872 - 1942), a local author of some fame, wrote numerous adventures about Collies, most notably, "Lad, A Dog", "Sunnybank: Home of Lad", and "Further Adventures of Lad". Sunnybank, his home on the eastern shore of Pompton Lakes in northern New Jersey, was originally the home of Terhune's parents, Edward Payson Terhune and Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune. Later as his home with...moreMore about Albert Payson Terhune...