I read this book as a child...and like others, I fell in love with Lad and his adventures. I've grown up around dogs and what Albert Terhune says about them is still true today. Anyone can be a dog's owner but, only a dog can choose its master.
I recently reread this book and it brought back a flood of memories from my own childhood and the adventures I had with my best friend Pete. He was a white and red mix (Collie & German Shepard)and we owned the world together throughout his entire lifetime.
This is a must read for all ages. I dare you not to fall in love with Lad. I dare you not to weep through his trials. I dare you not to care or suffer or dream along with Lad. This book will wrench your heartstrings in every way possible.