The Hound of Florence

The Hound of Florence It s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna Lucas Grassi sees an ar

  • Title: The Hound of Florence
  • Author: Felix Salten Huntley Paterson
  • ISBN: 9781442487482
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi.On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke s coach He can t help but wish he was rich and powerful and leaving the dark city behind And when he sees the archduke s faithful dog running alongside, he wishes heIt s a dog s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi.On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke s coach He can t help but wish he was rich and powerful and leaving the dark city behind And when he sees the archduke s faithful dog running alongside, he wishes he could just be the dog and be free from his everyday life.And then his wish comes true Lucas does become the dog Every other day he switches from his normal body to that of the archduke s canine companion Soon he learns the dog is treated badly and the archduke is not a nice man Lucas decides he ll do anything to reverse his wish if only he knew what to do Felix Salten s tale of a wish gone awry is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.

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    1. This book was the basis for Disney's 1959 comedic movie "The Shaggy Dog" starring Tommy Kirk and Fred MacMurray. The basic concept of a young man changing periodically into a dog is in the book, as well as a romance; that's where the similarities end.I actually wouldn't have pegged this as a book for children at all - more young adults at best and really adults. It's a commentary on the differences between the lives of the inhumane immensely rich, with whom our protagonist Lucas is forced to spe [...]

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