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Calico Dorsey mail dog of the mining camps by Susan Lendroth

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Published by Tricycle Press in Berkeley [Calif.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Juvenile literature,
  • Dogs,
  • Mining camps

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A Border Collie named Dorsey works with Al to deliver the mail and carry supplies to the miners living in Calico, California, during the nineteenth century, but on the morning that Al decides to postpone his duties Dorsey has other plans.

Edition Notes

Statementby Susan Lendroth ; illustrations by Adam Gustavson
ContributionsGustavson, Adam, ill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSF426.5 .L46 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24891779M
ISBN 101582463182, 1582463670
ISBN 109781582463186, 9781582463674
LC Control Number2009032305
OCLC/WorldCa435799778

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About Calico Dorsey. Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night kept this poch from his appointed rounds! Back in the s, when the Old West boomed with the rush for gold and silver, the miners of Calico, California, needed a mail carrier they could count on. Calico Dorsey's Mailbag: Use yarn, fabric, and a brown bag to make a bag that Calico Dorsey could have used. Then have the kids write letters to their friends in the reading clubs and have them deliver them. the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!. Set in the silver-mining camps of California's Mojave Desert in , this is the semi-factual story of Dorsey, a remarkable Border collie who carried the United States mail between Bismarck and Calico. Apparently, after following the mail burro between the towns the former stray knew the route; here, the postmaster's daughter Nellie acts as the initial motivation for the lonely dog to make. Calico Dorsey is Susan's third picture book. She lives in Sierra Madre, California. ADAM GUSTAVSON has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the award-winning The Yankee at the Seder, also published by Tricycle Press. Adam received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey.

Calico Dorsey is based on a true story and is a lovely book. The illustrations are lovely. Even thought the cover is not the best picture by any stretch. One person found this helpful. Helpful. 0 Comment Report abuse Irene. out of 5 stars calico dorse. Reviewed in the United States on Aug Buy Calico Dorsey by (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 9. Children's author Susan Lendroth wrote a picture book, Calico Dorsey, Mail Dog of the Mining Camps, based on the true story of a dog that carried mail between Calico and East Calico in Calico was the location for the final scenes of American director Joseph Losey 's film noir The Prowler () starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes, and. In , Kenny Rogers recorded an album called The Ballad of Calico with one song titled Dorsey, the Mail Carrying Dog. In , his story was aired on The Wonderful World of Disney called Go West, Young Dog, and in his story was published in a children's picture book titled Calico Dorsey, Mail Dog of the Mining Camps.

  Lendroth was intrigued by the story, and she saw the potential to adapt Dorsey’s character for a children’s picture book. “Calico Dorsey, Mail Dog of the Mining Camps” was published in.   We decided to explore the Calico ghost town of the high desert of California. And go in search of Dorsey, the famous mail dog of the wild west. It . Calico Dorsey Last updated Thursday, Author: Susan Lendroth Illustrator: Adam Gustavson Date of Publication: ISBN: Grade Level: 2nd (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines. Date(s) Used: May Synopsis: Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night kept this poch from his appointed rounds! Back in the s, when the Old West boomed with the rush for gold . Children's book reviews of kids' picture books, board books, books for beginning and young readers, tween and young adult fiction and nonfiction, and parenting titles - a recommended reading resource for kids, teachers, librarians and parents. Dorsey and Al often return to Calico to deliver the mail. One very hot day, Al decides to skip the.