When Shortcake saw that Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton had written a book about a wolfhound named Dragon: Hound of Honor, she asked to read it. I read the synopsis and decided to read it first. Good thing! While this is a captivating take on a legendary tale involving jealousy, murder, knights and intrigue, I knew it wasn't the fuzzy puppy story that she was hoping for. The Professor, on the other hand, very much enjoyed it as I expect most boys would.
As I mentioned, this is a retelling of the legend of the Dog of Martargis and is very well done. There are quite a few examples of Catholicism in the Middle Ages to discuss with your child not to mention, information on what life was like in France in the 1300's. All in all, very well done historical fiction.