About Towpath's Tail
Towpath’s Tail is the story of a special pit bull puppy with a magical tail that spreads happiness wherever he goes. But when Towpath’s tail is suddenly stolen by an angry young boy, his friends all abandon him. Towpath’s only hope comes from the kindness of a young stranger who helps him regain the magic, despite his stubby new tail. And when Towpath finally happens again upon the bully who stole his tail, we discover that Towpath’s magic was not in his tail after all, but in his heart.
Praise for Will’s Work
“Science writing at its best. Big, fierce animals have a noble champion in William Stolzenburg.”
—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
“He’s a master storyteller who weaves tales packed with swashbuckling adventure.”
“This is one stirring account of one stirring journey—the trek of a fellow creature through a hostile, manmade world—and through our imaginations.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
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The Compassionate Animal (with notes on its care and feeding)
Twelve years ago, not long after our move to West Virginia, Kathy and I spent a special evening hanging with our new friends, Brian and Sylvia Ellsworth. That night we met their teenaged son, Mason, an angelic, baby-faced, happy-go-lucky musician who politely schooled us rock-and-roll dinosaurs on the current music scene, and led songs around the campfire after dinner. Two days later, Mason suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.