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Other Greyhound Books (Non-Fiction)
Non-fiction books covering the history of this remarkable breed.
The Complete Book of Greyhounds

Edited by Julia Barnes, published by Howell Book House, Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; [ISBN: 0876051891], 1994


Specialist veterinarians, breeders and trainers have contributed to the first single-volume reference to cover all aspects of this ancient, remarkable and versatile breed. Chapters focus on breed origins, physiology, coursing, track racing, training, diseases and common problems, breeding and rearing, the show ring and much, much more.
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Greyhound Champions: 1952-1986

Published by Published by Camino Book Co [ISBN: 0940808447], July 1987


Greyhound Tales: True Stories of Rescue, Compassion and Love

By Nora Star, Paperback, Published by Lost Coast Press [ISBN: 1882897188], August 1997

An anthology of rescue stories.

The editor, Nora Star writes: This book is the first of its kind. It is meant to gently inform the reader with truth and knowledge. Anyone who cares about animals on any level should read this book and become aware of some of the atrocities that go on in the greyhound's life, as well as the glorious nature of this hound as a companion.

Nearly all the stories I have collected for this anthology have happy endings. As Susan Netboy says in her introduction however, "greyhound rescue is a life of long days, endless chores, and often agonizing choices about who will live and who will die. For now, the joy of watching the survivors arrive at a safe haven must suffice to ward off the haunting images of those left behind". Not all endings are happy now, but that is our goal for the future.
Pet Ownwer's Guide to the Greyhound
Pet Owner's Guide Series

By Ann Finch and Steve Nash (Photographer), Hardcover, Published by Seven Hills Book Distributors [ISBN: 1860540775], April 1998


The Reign of the Greyhound
A Popular History of the First Family of Dogs

Written by Cynthia Branigan, published by MacMillan General Reference, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; [ISBN 0876056966], July 1, 1997


Cynthia Branigan, author of the bestselling Adopting the Racing Greyhound, traces the role of the greyhound from its earliest appearances in classical culture through medieval Europe, the American West, and into the present. Dog lovers will be impressed by this beautiful book, illustrated with historical depictions of greyhounds from every culture. 100 photos. color insert.

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher
Other Greyhound Books (Fiction Books)
Fictional childrens titles that prominently feature greyhounds.
For Lucky's Sake

By Phyllis Karas, published by Camelot [ISBN: 0380786478], July 1, 1997

After a tragic fire kills two greyhounds that used to live at his mother's animal shelter, 12-year-old Benjy is determined to find the cruel culprit whom he believes set the fire intentionally. His search takes him to a medical research lab, but the more Benjy tries to right the wrongs, the more he finds there are two sides to every story.
Hound Heaven

By Linda Oatman High, published by Holiday House; [ISBN: 0823411958] October 1995

After her parents and baby sister are killed in a car accident, Silver Nickles longs for a dog to help fill the void left by their deaths. Her grandfather refuses to buy her one, but eventually, through a combination of faith, hard work, and luck, Silver adopts a greyhound. High tells the story in a rural mountain dialect and includes plenty of details to make the characters and setting come to life. -- Copyright © 1996 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
My Greyhound Friend

By Nora Star. [Send $5.95 to Nora Star, 9278 Tenaya Way, Kelseyville, CA 95451, 707-277-9167]

A children's story for all ages that explores a seven year old boy's exposure (through his enlightened grandmother) to the world ofdog racing, greyhound adoption and the issues inherent in both. This twelve-page booklet by Nora Star with black and white photographs of her graceful dogs beautifully illustrates the need for greyhound adoptions and their potential as wonderful pets.'

'The proceeds from My Greyhound Friend directly benefits the dogs by finding them homes'
Moose, Bruce and the Goose

By Robert Scott McKinnon [Revised edition 1996 (paperback); First published 1969 (hard cover)]

Moose, Bruce and the Goose is about the journey of a retired Greyhound.

Available from National Greyhound Association, Abilene, Kansas $10 (includes shipping)

*Adoption Groups: This book is available for bulk purchases directly from the publisher: More Information.
Nobody's Dog: Animal Rescue Squad, No 4

By Ellen Weiss & Mel Friedman, published by Bullseye Books [ISBN 0679858687], 1996

ORDER's synopsis:
A new adventure for the Animal Rescue Squad begins when Molly discovers that a wonderful greyhound faces death when she can no longer race, leading to a challenging effort to save the race dog.
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Twiggy - Story of a Greyhound: Story of a Greyhound

By Ginny A. Folkman, published by Emerald Press [ISBN: 0964447002], 1995

A greyhound whose racing career is finished is rescued by a family in Pennsylvania as part of the National Greyhound Adoption Program.
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