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9780062981653

Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole : a novel

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"Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all. Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen and Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman"--

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC THY (Text)
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008200810s2020 nyua 000 1 eng
010 . ‡a 2019060268
020 . ‡a9780062981653 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a006298165X ‡q(hardcover)
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1182930315
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cYU6 ‡dYU6 ‡dOCLCO ‡dTCH
0411 . ‡aeng ‡hnor
049 . ‡aMRQA
05000. ‡aPT8952.3.H98 ‡bS6513 2020
08200. ‡a839.823/8 ‡223
1001 . ‡aThyvold, Hans Olav, ‡eauthor.
24010. ‡aSnille hunder kommer ikke til sydpolen. ‡lEnglish
24510. ‡aGood dogs don't make it to the South Pole : ‡ba novel / ‡cHans-Olav Thyvold ; translated from the Norwegian by Marie Ostby.
2463 . ‡aGood dogs do not make it to the South Pole
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bHarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ‡c[2020]
300 . ‡a306 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
336 . ‡astill image ‡bsti ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aOriginally published as Snille hunder kommer ikke til Sydpolen in Norway in 2017 by Aschehoug.
520 . ‡a"Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog's story is the most human of all. Tassen has always been a one-man dog. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen and Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. Tassen mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the two unexpectedly find common ground in researching Roald Amundsen's expedition to the South Pole led by a pack of intrepid dogs. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together at the library researching the explorer's arctic adventure are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law. Eager to move in to the Major's spacious house, they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, Tassen shudders to think what might happen to him! Yet Tassen and Mrs. T aren't about to give up. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them. Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole is a darkly comedic and whimsical portrayal of aging and death told through a dog's friendship with an elderly woman"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
546 . ‡aTranslated from the Norwegian.
650 0. ‡aDogs ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aOlder women ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aHuman-animal relationships ‡vFiction.
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Literary. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Animals. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Humorous / General. ‡2bisacsh
655 7. ‡aDomestic fiction. ‡2lcgft
7001 . ‡aOstby, Marie, ‡etranslator.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡aon1182930315 ‡bOCoLC ‡c626501 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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