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The Newfoundland Dog

True Stories of Courage, Loyalty, and Friendship

by (author) Robert C. Parsons

illustrated by Mel D'Souza

Flanker Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2012
Essays, Breeds, General
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Robert C. Parsons, one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s best-known authors, will delight readers with this brand new collection of more than 50 true stories involving one of nature’s treasures: the noble Newfoundland dog. From the deck of the Titanic, to the sandbars of Sable Island, learn about the breed’s intelligence and charisma as you read tales from around the world of rescue by land and sea, heartwarming stories of undying loyalty, and accounts of the Newfoundland dog risking its own life to save others. Known worldwide as being one of the most courageous, friendly, and protective breeds on earth, the Newfoundland dog has also become one of the most beloved. Dog lovers and story lovers alike will find this book, beautifully illustrated by Mel D’Souza, to be man’s second-best friend!?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

About the authors

Robert C. Parsons has been called one of the most popular and prolific writers on the subject of Atlantic Canada’s ships and ship disasters. He is the author of more than twenty-five non-fiction books. His work has also appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines such as Downhome, the Telegram, the Newfoundland Quarterly, and Newfoundland Lifestyles.In May 2009, Robert’s nonfiction prose was judged an award winner in the annual Arts and Letters Competition.In December that same year, he was presented with the Polaris Award from the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni Association, Newfoundland and Labrador division, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation and public awareness of the marine heritage and history in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This award was only given out two previous times in the years of the Alumni Association’s existence.Robert’s book Courting Disaster: True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea was a Globe and Mail bestseller.A former fish plant worker and educator and a present-day researcher and devotee of all items marine-related, Robert lives in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

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Mel D’Souza is a self-taught artist who was born in East Africa and went to school in his native Goa—a former Portuguese territory in India. In 1971, he emigrated to Canada with his wife and two daughters and settled in Brampton, Ontario. They spent their summer vacations travelling extensively by road across Canada and the United States, before “discovering” the island of Newfoundland in 1989. Since then, Mel has returned every year to visit as much of Newfoundland and Labrador as possible and now has his “second home” in Francois on the southwest coast.

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