Toby has a Dog and Other Books

by May Justus
Rated 4.6 out of 5

For Dog Lovers

Rated 5 out of 5
December 9, 2020

Toby Has a Dog is a collection of three stories about boys and their dogs. They’re short enough to keep the attention of children but with enough adventure and mischief to keep them entertained. Any child with a dog, or who wants a dog, will love these stories.

Linda L

Dog lover's delight!

Rated 4 out of 5
November 11, 2020

Fun stories about boys and their dogs. We see the mischief dogs can cause and the great help and joy they bring to their boys. These stories are written with the young dog lover in mind!

Mackenzie S

Exciting stories about dogs

Rated 5 out of 5
August 28, 2020

I like when the dog’s in the beehive and stuck between two trees. It’s a cool book. You should read it. – Easton 9 yrs. old

Easton L

Classic Boy and Dog Stories

Rated 4 out of 5
August 6, 2020

Quick read aloud for my 6 year old son. He enjoyed the stories and giggled at the adventures the 3 different boys had with their dogs. My son did prefer the Beanie collection to this book but still really enjoyed this one as well.


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Rated 4 out of 5
June 8, 2020

Great book for Level 4 reader. My son and I really enjoyed this cute collection of books all about the adventures of a boy and his dog. Beautiful descriptions and illustrations.

Laura F.
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Level 4

In the mountains of Tennessee over a hundred years ago, lived a young, creative school teacher named May Justus. Her students begged to hear her beloved stories, and she wrote them down and later published them. This collection features three of her much-loved books for young readers: Toby Has a Dog, Lester and His Hound, and The Right House for Rowdy. Experience mountain life in times past through these engaging and beautifully illustrated books.

“May Justus (1898–1989) wrote over 60 children’s books, almost all of which were set in her home state of Tennessee. I am grateful that this talented writer left us a treasury of such delightful literature, and I am grateful that we can bring her books back to children. It’s not surprising that behind such admirable literature is such an admirable woman. Not only was May Justus an inspiring school teacher, but she also served children with special needs, maintained a children’s library in her attic for 20 years, and was a committed supporter of racial equality, losing membership in her church for her bold efforts to end racism.”—Jenny Phillips

119 pages

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