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Hundred and One Dalmations

April 1st, 2006, 11:08 PM
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!

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. :)


April 2nd, 2006, 10:44 PM
Cute scans. I've never read the book... :o

April 2nd, 2006, 10:54 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.

April 3rd, 2006, 06:00 AM
Thread has been moved to Book forum.

May 20th, 2006, 07:34 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

May 20th, 2006, 08:51 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!