A Dog Came Too cover

The story of the dog that crossed Canada with Alexander Mackenzie.
Groundwood Books, March l992.
Illustrations by Ann Blades.
Bound: ISBN 0-88899-140-1 Pbk: ISBN 0-88899-187-8

Review Excerpts

From Globe and Mail

“A Dog Came, Too is not only an intelligent, simply written story by Manson about an appealing pooch, it’s even a history book as well. Talk about manna from heaven. …attractive, historical tale of affection between men and a dog.”
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Kirkus Reviews

“Likeable, unsentimentalized, and of broad appeal.”

Maclean’s Magazine

“Writer and historian Ainslie Manson’s focus on the role of the natives, as well as that of the heroic Our Dog, gives new insight into this exploration story.”

Quill and Quire

”… her simple words transform history into an engaging tale that is both warm and accessible.”

Sarnia Observer

“…there will hopefully be more books of this kind and calibre from this new author.”
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Bloomington Public Schools, Minn.

“A wonderfully told story. Very vivid and touching.”


Short list: B.C. Book Prizes, The Sheila A. Egoff Prize, 1993

Short list: Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 1993

Short list: Tiny TORGI award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1994

American Bookseller, “Pick of the Lists”, 1993
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OUR CHOICE, Canadian Children’s Book Centre: A DOG CAME TOO, 1992


Abridged versions of this book appear in the two anthologies below:

Cornerstones, Canadian Language Arts (Anthology 4a), Gage Educational Publishing Company, 1998

The Spirit of Canada, Canada’s Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems, and Songs, edited by Barbara Hehner, Malcolm Lester (now distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside), 1999