When, I seen Erin was having a Literature Challenge, I just had to get in! I love to read now that I am a grown up! As a kid, I never really did! But, I did read one book back in 1984 that has inspired me all these years later. You are wondering what that book was???? It was Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders from 1893.
The story is told by the dog Joe. The first year of Joe’s life he belongs to a cruel and horrible man. Once Joe is taking away from Jenkin’s and put in a loving family. He learns all about how people should treat other animals and other people. It taught me to treat animals and others with respect!
My favorite quote from the book:
My good friend Cathy gave me an old copy of Beautiful Joe, it is in horrible shape. But, I love the writing in the front.
In the book they talk about a group called the “Band of Mercy” they were for animal rights. This is why, the pendant I made says Mercy on it!
Bezel from Green Girl Studios– Collage made by me and then filled with resin!
This is what the back of the pendant says, which I thought was just perfect!
3 Rings for the past, present, and future. The colors of the earth. Blue for the sky, green for the grass and orange for the sun/ sunset! The brown dog (thanks Tracey) is for Beautiful Joe, hanging out on the back over seeing everything! I did a simpler necklace since in the time of Beautiful Joe, things were not fancy. Simple but nice!
Here are the other players:
Erin Prais-Hintz Rebecca Anderson Rose Binoya Lori Bowring Michaud Shannon Chomanszuk Marlene Cupo Jenny Davies-Reazor Kim Dworak Beth Emery Therese Frank Amy Freeland K Hutchinson– you are here Jennifer Justman Susan Kennedy Linda Landig Lisa Lodge Lisa Lowe Kirsi Luostarinen Beth McCord Melissa Meman Sharon Misuraco Tracey Nanstad Melinda Orr Kashmira Patel Alice Peterson Sally Russick Niky Sayers Pam Sears Amy Severino Tracy Stillman Emma Todd Melissa Trudinger Lesley Watt Shai Williams
I am sure you will find some good new summer reads from these players!
Thanks for stopping in!