(Chronicle Books, Aug. 1, 1999)
This book has brought a tear to the eye of everyone who's read it, and a sigh of recognition in everyone who's ever loved a pet. It is the story of a golden pup named Henry and the young farm boy who picks him out to become his buddy for life. Through the changing seasons and passing years, with the fields and woods as their playground and cows, goats, and chickens for playmates, dog and boy share the joys and heartaches of growing up. Simply told and illustrated with Elisha Cooper's delightful watercolors, Henry seamlessly blends art and narrative in an affecting tale of loyalty, love, and undying friendship.Visit Elisha Cooper's Web site!.