Patsy Ann of Alaska
Patsy Ann of Alaska: The True Story of a Dog
by Tricia Brown, illustrated by Jim Fowler
This is the true story of an English bull terrier who wanted to be nobody's dog... and ended up being everybody's dog. Patsy Ann arrived in 1930s Alaska with an independent streak as big as the territory. Given a good home with two loving young girls, Patsy Ann was much more interested in wandering through the hustle and bustle of this port town on the Inside Passage--a place with totem poles, smoked salmon, and people on the move. Follow this canine free spirit as she makes her way from tethered pet to official town greeter at the docks for every ship making a port of call.
Today, a bronze statue stands at the docks of Juneau commemorating everybody's dog, Patsy Ann.
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