Have you seen this book?
July 13, 2009 7:10 AM Subscribe
Another lost children's book: This one was published no later than the ‘60's. It was a large hardcover, green with black line drawing, with B&W drawings inside. The story is about a boy who wishes desperately for a dog, then falls asleep and dreams about a giant sheepdog (?).
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The dog and the boy embark on some challenging adventures, including climbing a seemingly endless staircase in the sky. Perhaps at one point the dog tells the boy he must continue on his own. It’s all very dream-like but not a happy dream. At the end of the book, the boy wakes up--to his new puppy, jumping up on his bed and into his arms. Some of the illustrations are creepy but not Gorey-like, and the whole book feels vaguely eerie.
And now I want to find it again! Does this ring any bells among the MeFi Olds?