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ISBN: 1596528311
Author: Tim McHugh
Language: English
Publisher: Turner (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 210
Category: Pets & Animal Care
Subcategory: Home
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 605
Size Fb2: 1831 kb
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He tells his life story-from pound dog to beloved family companion-in this unique twist on the dog memoir. An admirer of Tolstoy, Descartes, and Thoreau, Ivan finds himself contemplating life’s biggest questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? And, Why am I always hungry? I loved it!

He tells his life story-from pound dog to beloved family companion-in this unique twist on the dog memoir. An admirer of Tolstoy, Descartes, and Thoreau, Ivan finds himself contemplating life’s biggest questions: Who am I? What is my purpose? And, Why am I always hungry? I loved it! -C. A. Wulff, author of Born Without a Tail and Circling the Waggins. Gandhi, MLK, Tolstoy.

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The process of writing a book from a dog's perspective created, on occasion, a minor identity crisis for me, though living in Ivan's mind for a while did help me see the world in a more optimistic light. Seeing the people that I've known and loved through Ivan's eyes has also deepened my appreciation and gratitude to all who have played a role both in his life as well as mine.

Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch everyone. A story of hope, love and purpose for anyone who has ever loved a rescue dog. With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, Tim McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one.

'Ivan' is packed with laughs, vivid priceless snapshots of family life and colorful anecdotes that place you square in the middle of the living room of the family cabin, begging for more. Ranny Green, Dog Writers Association of America. Literate, poignant, and hilarious. Gary McKinney, author of Slipknot. Ghandi, MLK, Tolsto. van.

Ivan! A Pound Dog's View on Life, Love, and Leashes by Tim McHugh and Publisher Turner Publishing. Publisher: Turner Publishing. Print ISBN: 9781596528314, 1596528311. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781596529236, 1596529237. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781596528314, 1596528311.

Tim McHugh writes hilarious books and hard hitting folk and rock music. To Ivan, love and relationships with people are what matters most, and that if a deformed pound dog like him can find love and acceptance, anyone can. His is a lively, humorous story of hope and perseverance.

A story of hope, love and purpose for anyone who has ever loved a rescue dog.With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, Tim McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one.Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch us all. Throughout his life Ivan keeps plugging forward with optimism and faith, always striving to learn from his mistakes, believing that even as he is ultimately facing old age, disease, and death, life is all the more wonderful. To Ivan, love and relationships with people are what matters most, and that if a deformed pound dog like him can find love and acceptance, anyone can. His is a lively, humorous story of hope and perseverance.

Comments:

Jonide
Ivan stands out from other books about dogs and their humans. The book's perspective is that of Ivan- a slightly deformed, true mutt -who is saved from the humane society by his lovely family of humans. Ivan's voice is one that will touch every animal lover's heart with its honest, compassionate and practical perspective. In his book, Ivan represents the heroic canines who actually "save" the families that supposedly "rescued" them from the pound. His voice really resonates with those of us who try to hear animal voices, or at least imagine what our animal friends might say if they could speak human. Ivan is a truly heroic canine. His book is a wonderful combination of poetic and artfully crafted stories about his human family, daily life, and his canine views on international politics. As I read these, I felt I was being taught how to be a better human. This book is a great example of teaching compassion without being "dogmatic" about it (sorry couldn't resist). I heartily recommend Ivan! to anyone who has ever had a dog in their life and known the wisdom and love that each canine brings to their own family. The world is full of Ivans and now we can appreciate what it is they are trying to tell us.
Lcena
I'd give Ivan 10 stars if I could. It was funny and emotionally poignant throughout the entire book. It's one of those books that you'll think about often after reading it. So many people will relate not only to the dog shenanigans but the love of family, old and young alike living, learning, loving, and arguing with one another. I loved this book. Brilliant! Ivan for President! Reviewed by Jeanine Ford
Jieylau
The author has captured a little-seen perspective in the first place, with having Ivan as an 'ugly duckling' pound dog. However, McHugh's writing is entertaining and, at the same time, provides a thought-provoking perspective on several levels. He captures the viewpoint of Ivan well and interweaves the scenario of the family and friends around the previously unloved animal to perfection.

If you want a book that will make you laugh, bring a tear to your eye and make you look at all of those animals with imperfections around us -- including ourselves -- in a more loving way, I highly recommend a romp through the life of IVAN!
Ger
Loved this book. Ivan is quite a character and very entertaining. The love between him and his people was awesome. They had many difficult times, but love helped them through. This book takes an "ordinary" dog and shows how great they can be.
Ballalune
I loved this book, this little dog is incredible and he is so cute, I loved the way they did the story from the dog's POV. What a little rascel he was. It has an expected ending, but nothing horrific. A really great dog story.
Milleynti
This book was amazing. I definitely recommend it to dog lovers. I try to stay away from books about dogs because they are usually sad but Ivan was a funny and lovable dog and pulled me in. This isn't a sad book so I enjoyed it even more. The book is told from Ivan's viewpoint and he tells his life story from the pound to his loving home with his Goddess Kristina and Tim. Ivan is a very cute book and is a must read.
GoodBuyMyFriends
This is one of the best animal stories I've read in a long time, and trust me when I say I read most all of them. I had wanted to be a vet when I grew up but due to severe allergies I couldn't. I am a huge proponet of adopting and rescueing and this is without a doubt one of the best I've read. Thanks so much to the author for sharing it with us!
I was buying another book when I ran across this excellent book. I am so glad I bought it.I loved the way it was written. Tim McHugh's writing is great and I felt like Ivan was talking to me. I highly reccomend this book. You want be sorry you bought it and read it. You will look at all dogs in a different way after reading Ivan.

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