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Harry the Dog

Harry the Dirty Dog

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There's never been another dog as delightful—or dirty—as Harry.

Whether he's a white dog with black spots, or a black dog with white spots, Harry is sure to steal your hear (and your scrub brush, too, if you're not careful).

First published in 1956, this beloved classic is a collaboration between Gene Zion and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Margaret Bloy Graham. The artist has added splashes of color to the cheerful scenes for this welcome new edition.

Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham collaborated on four picture books featuring the enormously popular white dog with black spots. Harry the Dirty Dog was followed by No Roses for Harry!, Harry and the Lady Next Door, and Harry by the Sea. Gene Zion, who died in 1975, will always be remembered for his playful children's stories. Margaret Bloy Graham has illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books: Gene Zion's All Falling Down (1952) and Charlotte Zolotow's The Storm Book (1953). She also wrote and illustrated such favorites as Be Nice to Spiders. Margaret Bloy Graham completed the artwork for this new edition of Harry the Dirty Dog at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

32 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 1956

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Gene Zion

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Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and HARRY BY THE SEA. He died in 1975.

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