Four-Legged Miracles

Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home

Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger

St. Martin's Griffin

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Heartwarming true stories of lost dogs finding the way back home, relying entirely on amazing canine intelligence and instincts

 Four-Legged Miracles is a collection of wondrous lost-and-found canine sagas—actual Lassie, Come Home tales—that highlight dogs’ remarkable abilities to return home despite almost unbelievable odds. Brad and Sherry Steiger have collected dramatic, carefully documented true-life anecdotes that showcase canines’ amazing intelligence, courage, and sometimes seemingly supernatural powers. Often, there are no sensible explanations for how the dogs overcome obstacles like natural disasters and fierce wilderness areas, predators, grievous injuries, and more to find their human families.

These fascinating reunion stories include:
--Mason, the white terrier who crawled home on two broken legs to what remained of his family's tornado-ravaged house

--Buca, who sat on a hill over Utah's Rte. I-15 for two months waiting for the car he knew would bring him home

--Eddie, the beagle, who walked 450 miles over four months to reunite with disabled four-year-old Jimmy, inspiring the boy to work harder on his own recovery.

Four-Legged Miracles will tug on readers' heartstrings, but it will also discuss common reasons dogs disappear, how to get a missing dog back faster, the dog-human bond, and the science behind some of the amazing journeys these dogs endure. Chock-full of happy endings, Four-Legged Miracles lends insight into dogs' hearts and minds, and is a treat for any animal lover.

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Chapter 1
 

Dogs That Found Their Way Back Home
“Lassie Come Home” Stories
Many readers are familiar with the story of Lassie, the stalwart collie, who against seemingly impossible odds found her way back to her young owner. Based on a short story by Eric Knight published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1938, Lassie was more fully developed in Knight’s novel Lassie Come Home in 1940. The storyline of the very successful 1943 motion picture Lassie Come Home tells of a Depression-era English family who is forced to sell their exceptionally beautiful female collie

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“Funny, heartbreaking…will make dog lovers of all ages smile.”—Publishers Weekly


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Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger

BRAD AND SHERRY STEIGER have written 44 books together dealing with the inspirational, the miraculous, and the mysterious. These include Christmas Miracles (winner of the 2002 Storytelling Award from Storytelling World magazine) and Dog Miracles. Fourteen of their titles explore the wonder of animals and the incredible bond that they share with humans. The Steigers have appeared on Hard Copy, Inside Edition, and Entertainment Tonight; in specials on HBO, Discovery, History, and A&E; and were featured in twenty-two episodes of the syndicated series, Could It Be a Miracle?

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Four-Legged Miracles
Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home
Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250005069
ISBN10: 125000506X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250029591
ISBN10: 1250029597
288 pages, Includes 14 black-and-white photographs throughout
$9.99
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