Angus Lost

by Marjorie Flack

Paperback, 1997



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Square Fish (1997), Edition: Sunburst ed., 32 pages


A little Scottish terrior leaves his home to see what the outside world is like.

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LibraryThing member SugarPlumFairy
My daughter loves this book, especially the part with the glowing owl eye. She and I made a paper owl inspired by this book, and it is one of her favored toys.
LibraryThing member Treeseed
This book is a wonderful little work of art that you should not miss. Written in 1931, this story of a plucky and curious young Scottish terrier named Angus is a short, simple tale about a small dog's big curiosity almost getting the best of him. Angus, who is very curious about where the milk man
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comes from and where the wide road goes, and what kind of animals cars are, and MANY other things, finds his chance to explore when the gate to his yard is left ajar one day. He has some amazing adventures for such a little guy and they are sure to hold the attention of young listeners. The artwork in this book is truly lovely with the backgrounds being similar to silhouettes. Many of the pictures are simple black and white and others have colored washes to add interest. The drawings show the automobiles, homes, furnishings, and a bit of the clothing of the bygone day in which this book was written and greatly add to the charm of this book. Little Angus is a heart-melter and I predict you will not be able to resist him. Two other books about his adventures, Angus and the Ducks and Angus and the Cat are wonderful, too.
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LibraryThing member MarthaL
A simple story of a little black scottie who goes out into the wide world, gets lost and found his way home.
LibraryThing member lmaddux
This book is great for reading to toddlers or for beginner readers to read on their own. Teaches children that though things may appear better on the other side, that's not always the case. Helps them to learn to appreciate what they do have.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
In this third installment of his continuing adventures, Angus the Scottish terrier - whose story began in Angus and the Ducks, and continued in Angus and the Cat - finds his way onto the open road, and chasing another dog (a collie), is lead far from home. When night begins to fall, Angus discovers
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that he is lost, and must seek shelter in a cave, during the snowy dark. Fortunately, he encounters the familiar milkman the next morning, and manages to make his way home.

Like the previous two Angus books, Marjorie Flack makes some astute typographical and design choices here, using capitalization to indicate emphasis (and to highlight Angus' perpetual excitement and curiosity), and arranging the text in a pleasing way on the page. The artwork is just as cute as ever, alternating between black and white vistas, and full color spreads. Brief but entertaining, these are books I would recommend to young dog lovers everywhere, particularly those with a knowledge of or fondness for terriers. I'm rather sorry that the mysterious fourth Angus title, published years later, in the 1970s (the first three are from the early 1930s), is so difficult to get a hold of. I'd definitely try Angus and Wag-tail Bess, if it were ever reprinted!
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9.74 inches


0374403848 / 9780374403843

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