Monday, June 13, 2016

Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog (2009)

Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog
Eileen Beha
2009, Bloomsbury

A Yorkshire Terrier sold in a pet store to a wealthy Manhattan couple who pamper him.  On an unwisely early cruise north one spring, their yacht wrecks and the tiny dog known as Tango washes up, half dead, on the shore of a fishing village on Prince Edward Island in Canada.

Cute cover, Anne of Green Gables connection - what's not to love?  The surprisingly magical story involves Tango, a 13-year-old foster child and her mysterious protector fox Beau, a 3-legged cat named Nigel and his band of renegade strays, and retired teacher Augusta Smith. 

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