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Hundred and One Dalmations

LM1313
April 2nd, 2006, 12:08 AM
Has anyone else read the book? I found it in a used book store when I was eight or nine and just read it to pieces. It's so much better than the movie--more characterization, a more intricate plot, and more "doggy" dogs! More realism, too, like the humans having to get a foster mother (Perdita) to help Missis feed her fifteen puppies.

Plus the illustrations are fantastic!

http://www.superpony.com/Images/DogBook/Dalmations1.jpg

http://www.downtownbooksonline.com/images/ebay/mar11_2006_046.JPG

http://www.superpony.com/Images/DogBook/Dalmations2.jpg

http://www.downtownbooksonline.com/images/ebay/mar11_2006_048.JPG

The reason the puppies look so big in that last picture is that they were all stolen at different times and a lot of them were half-grown already. :)

~LM~

Prin
April 2nd, 2006, 11:44 PM
Cute scans. I've never read the book... :o

Skryker
April 2nd, 2006, 11:54 PM
I read it years ago and liked it much better than the Disney version. I'd forgotten how good the illustrations were.
I loved the original "Rescuers" set, too. I don't know if it was the same author or not, but the illustrations I remember are very similar.

Blathach
April 3rd, 2006, 07:00 AM
Thread has been moved to Book forum.

CyberKitten
May 20th, 2006, 08:34 PM
I have the book at my office (an old one I had as a child mde for the 1st Disney movie). The kids read it and love it - I also have That Darn Cat and The Shaggy Dog, two more of my favs, lol

Puppyluv
May 20th, 2006, 09:51 PM
I loved the book!! Although I saw the movie first, I loved the book so much more, and when I watched the movie again, I was sooooo dissapointed by it. After reading it, I asked for the booktape for my birthday ( I think I was about 8 at the time) so that I could listen to it as I fell asleep each night!