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  • I believe that the text could be relatively more creative

    • by cathy50

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      This is the story of Orient, the German shepherd who directed the blind hiker of the Appalachian Trail on his hike from Georgia to Maine.

      In 1991, Bill Irwin hiked the whole 2167 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A lot of people do. However Bill remains the primary and simply totally blind hiker to have done this. His story is enlightened in the book, Blind Courage, however the story of his dog, Orient, has been written for kids. It is described Orient, Hero Dog Guide of the Appalachian Trail.

      Not merely is the story remarkable and true, however it is enlightening. You meet Orient as a puppy who was being raised by a girl called Jenny who was kind for him until he was set to become a working dog. When he is old sufficient, Orient has to leave Jenny and go to school. Then Orient meets up Bill Irwin (who lost his sight as an grown-up), and when Bill selected to hike the Appalachian Trail, Orient, certainly, will go also.

      Most of the book is dedicated to how ...

      • Orient assists Bill on the trail, a number of of their adventures, and how people responded to them.

        Bill Irwin makes no secret of his Christian belief, and though this is not a major theme of the book it is incorporated in a modest way that I don’t find hateful.

        The story ends at the conclusion of Bill’s hike.

        The illustrations are by Erin Mauterer, and actually assist make the book. They are reasonably practical watercolors with plenty of color and deed.

        This is a great book for children who love to hike,

        children who adore dogs, and for those who want to have a foreword to the life of a working dog. I believe that the text could be relatively more creative; however there is nothing incorrect with any of it. I had the possibility to hear Bill Irwin talk in 1995, and to meet up Orient, who was getting aged by then. It was a memorable experience.

        Children I recognize as young as 3 have liked hearing this book. The reading stage is perhaps 3rd rank, though I’m slightly out of touch on this topic.

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