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Other Greyhound Books (Fiction Books)

Twiggy - Story of a Greyhound: Story of a Greyhound
By Ginny A. Folkman, Published by Emerald Press, ISBN: 0964447002, 1995

A greyhound whose racing career is finished is rescued by a family in Pennsylvania as part of the National Greyhound Adoption Program.


Nobody's Dog: Animal Rescue Squad, No 4
By Ellen Weiss & Mel Friedman, Published by Bullseye Books, ISBN: 0679858687, 1996

amazon.com's synopsis:
A new adventure for the Animal Rescue Squad begins when Molly discovers that a wonderful greyhound faces death when she can no longer race, leading to a challenging effort to save the race dog.


Moose, Bruce and the Goose
By Robert Scott McKinnon [Revised edition 1996 (paperback); First published 1969 (hard cover)]

Moose, Bruce and the Goose

Reviewed by: 
Joan Dillon

Moose is a "mottled gray" greyhound pup, born into the wild and left alone when his mother and sisters are rescued by a local rancher. 

Bruce is a teenager who has aspirations of becoming a high school track star. 

DeGaule is a Canada Goose who had been the leader of his flock until wounded by a bullet fired illegally from a rifle. 

This unlikely cast of characters combine in a delightful story that will appeal to youngsters from the middle grades on up to high school. Even adults will find themselves chuckling at some of the situations that this unlikely trio gets into. 

Meeting at a Montana greyhound track where Moose and DeGaule totally disrupt the outcome of a race, they accompany Bruce home only to disrupt his mother's bridge party. The acion proceeds at a fast pace as the dog and the goose help Bruce train for the high school track team. At one point, DeGaulle returns to the wild only to return with 5,000 friends just before the state track championship which is decided by a most unusual photo finish. This book is an absolute delight from beginning to end. Highly recommended. 

Robert Scott McKinnon is a retired high school English teacher whose family raised greyhounds for many years. Residing in Great Falls, Montana, he is also the author of The Yellowstone: A Journey Home. 

The book is illustrated by Tom Quinn, a well known artist from Spokane, Washngton, who, in addition to illustrations, has painted murals on the sides of a number of buildings, etc. in the Spokane area.

Reprinted with permission from Celebrating Greyhounds: The Magazine, Fall, 1996. © Joan Dillon

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Moose, Bruce and the Goose

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Robert Scott McKinnon [Revised edition 1996 (paperback); First published 1969 (hard cover)]

Moose, Bruce and the Goose is about the journey of a retired Greyhound.

Available from National Greyhound Association, Abilene, Kansas $10 (includes shipping)

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher: More Information.

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Moose, Bruce and the Goose

Moose, Bruce and the Goose is about the journey of a retired Greyhound.

Available from National Greyhound Association, Abilene, Kansas $10 (includes shipping)

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher: More Information.


My Greyhound Friend
By Nora Star. [Send $5.95 to Nora Star, 9278 Tenaya Way, Kelseyville, CA 95451, 707-277-9167]

A children's story for all ages that explores a seven year old boy's exposure (through his enlightened grandmother) to the world ofdog racing, greyhound adoption and the issues inherent in both. This twelve-page booklet by Nora Star with black and white photographs of her graceful dogs beautifully illustrates the need for greyhound adoptions and their potential as wonderful pets.'

'The proceeds from My Greyhound Friend directly benefits the dogs by finding them homes'


Hound Heaven
By Linda Oatman High, Published by Holiday House, ISBN: 0823411958, Oct 1995

After her parents and baby sister are killed in a car accident, Silver Nickles longs for a dog to help fill the void left by their deaths. Her grandfather refuses to buy her one, but eventually, through a combination of faith, hard work, and luck, Silver adopts a greyhound. High tells the story in a rural mountain dialect and includes plenty of details to make the characters and setting come to life. -- Copyright © 1996 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.


For Lucky's Sake
By Phyllis Karas, Published by Camelot, ISBN: 0380786478, Jul 1st 1997

After a tragic fire kills two greyhounds that used to live at his mother's animal shelter, 12-year-old Benjy is determined to find the cruel culprit whom he believes set the fire intentionally. His search takes him to a medical research lab, but the more Benjy tries to right the wrongs, the more he finds there are two sides to every story.


Other Greyhound Books (Non-Fiction)

The Reign of the Greyhound
A Popular History of the First Family of Dogs
By Cynthia Branigan, Published by MacMillan General Reference, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, ISBN: 0876056966, Jul 1st 1997

The Reign of the Greyhounds

Reviewed by: 
Joan Dillon

Cynthia's first book, Adopting the Racing Greyhound, has sold over 60,000 copies. Now, in The Reign of the Greyhound, she enthralls us with a popular history of the greyhound from antiquity to present day. 

In the early days of recorded history, a number of the sighthound breeds we know today were classified as "greyhounds" with only two distinct types -- rough and smooth-coated. The rough-coated we know today as Irish Wolfhounds or Scottish Deerhounds. Historical references to Italian greyhounds as greyhounds confuses things even more. In this book, Cynthia has done an admirable job in sorting out the various breeds in the greyhound family. 

The Reign of the Greyhound brings to light a number of little known facts including the darker days of greyhound history when Columbus and various Spanish explorers used greyhounds and mastiffs to pursue and kill various natives of the New World. It also gives an extremely plausible reason why greyhounds did not accompany the English colonists to America -- one which makes a great deal of sense. Greyhounds were associated with the nobility and the English colonies were settled by religious dissenters, merchants and tradesman -- hardly the type of people to own greyhounds. Continuing on, we read of the importation of greyhounds to help Midwestern farmers control jackrabbits and of Custer's greyhounds which were sent away in the care of one very lucky soldier the night before the battle of the Little Big Horn. 

Extremely readable, this book flows along very much like a novel with sixteen pages of full-colored photos to add to the reader's understanding and enjoyment. Readers of Celebrating Greyhounds will remember Cynthia's story about Shooter. Here, we see a photo of Shooter in all his glory winning at Westminster. 

My favorite chapter was the last one which dealt with the current phenomenon of greyhound adoption. The symptoms of "greyhound fever" had me in stitches! Phase One is marked by frequent calls to the adoption agency to report on the new dog's daily progress. Phase Two is when the thought arises: If one is good, how much better would two be? Phase Three occurs when the adopter becomes a foster parent and, depending on the severity of the disease, either adopts every foster dog or holds out till one comes along that they just can't let go. In Phase 4, lack of space finally prohibits any further adoption so the person becomes an adoption volunteer fantasizing, "If I had room, I'd adopt this one." 

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your greyhound loving friends, you need look no further than The Reign of the Greyhound.

Reprinted with permission from Celebrating Greyhounds: The Magazine, Fall, 1997. © Joan Dillon

Reviewed Publication: 

The Reign of the Greyhound

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A Popular History of the First Family of Dogs
By: 
Cynthia Branigan
Published by: 
MacMillan General Reference, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
ISBN: 
0876056966
Jul 1st 1997

Cynthia Branigan, author of the bestselling Adopting the Racing Greyhound, traces the role of the greyhound from its earliest appearances in classical culture through medieval Europe, the American West, and into the present. Dog lovers will be impressed by this beautiful book, illustrated with historical depictions of greyhounds from every culture. 100 photos. color insert.

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher

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The Reign of the Greyhounds

Cynthia Branigan, author of the bestselling Adopting the Racing Greyhound, traces the role of the greyhound from its earliest appearances in classical culture through medieval Europe, the American West, and into the present. Dog lovers will be impressed by this beautiful book, illustrated with historical depictions of greyhounds from every culture. 100 photos. color insert.

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher


Pet Ownwer's Guide to the Greyhound
Pet Owner's Guide Series
By Ann Finch and Steve Nash (Photographer), Published by Seven Hills Book Distributors, ISBN: 1860540775, Apr 1998

Greyhound Tales: True Stories of Rescue, Compassion and Love
By Nora Star, Published by Lost Coast Press, ISBN: 1882897188, Aug 1997

An anthology of rescue stories.

The editor, Nora Star writes: This book is the first of its kind. It is meant to gently inform the reader with truth and knowledge. Anyone who cares about animals on any level should read this book and become aware of some of the atrocities that go on in the greyhound's life, as well as the glorious nature of this hound as a companion.

Nearly all the stories I have collected for this anthology have happy endings. As Susan Netboy says in her introduction however, "greyhound rescue is a life of long days, endless chores, and often agonizing choices about who will live and who will die. For now, the joy of watching the survivors arrive at a safe haven must suffice to ward off the haunting images of those left behind". Not all endings are happy now, but that is our goal for the future.


Greyhound Champions: 1952-1986
Published by Camino Book Co, ISBN: 0940808447, Jul 1987

The Complete Book of Greyhounds
By Julia Barnes, Published by Howell Book House, Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, ISBN: 0876051891, 1994

Specialist veterinarians, breeders and trainers have contributed to the first single-volume reference to cover all aspects of this ancient, remarkable and versatile breed. Chapters focus on breed origins, physiology, coursing, track racing, training, diseases and common problems, breeding and rearing, the show ring and much, much more.