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A Dog of Flanders


Book Overview: 

"Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world." So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become inseparable companions. They were Nello, an orphaned youth, and Patrasche, the dog which he and his grandfather saved from near death one day. The tale takes place outside of Antwerp, and so popular has this story become that there is a commemorative statue of Nello and Patrasche standing in the village yet today. The story is powerful, and masterfully written by Marie Louise de la Ramée under the pseudonym Ouida.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .his desire and his ability to work in return for the bread of charity that he had eaten. Jehan Daas resisted long, for the old man was one of those who thought it a foul shame to bind dogs to labor for which Nature never formed them. But Patrasche would not be gainsaid: finding they did not harness him, he tried to draw the cart onward with his teeth.

At length Jehan Daas gave way, vanquished by the persistence and the gratitude of this creature whom he had succored. He fashioned his cart so that Patrasche could run in it, and this he did every morning of his life thenceforward.

When the winter came, Jehan Daas thanked the blessed fortune that had brought him to the dying dog in the ditch that fair-day of Louvain; for he was very old, and he grew feebler with each year, and he would ill have known how to pull his load of milk-cans over the snows and through the deep ruts in the mud if it had not been for the strength and the ind. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This tale is very famous in Japan, and I'm glad that I finally got to read it.

As I was reading it, I felt as if I was treading on the hard, cold road, through the snow, with the winter wind piercing my heart, with sorrow leadening every step.
Still, it was a touching, heartwarming story.

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Simply heartbreaking yet a beautiful story of trust and friendship between a small boy and a faithful old dog.

I remember watching snippets of animation clips here and there especially the ones featuring the sad last scene where they draw their last breath, but I hardly remembered the story and quit

I read millions of times... But every time I read this book, my eyes always rain...more

This story is well-known the world over apart from in Flanders itself (except among the people who live within viewing distance of the fairly recent statue in Hoboken and the ones who remember that Suske en Wiske album, I guess). It's a good and sensitive story, however, that is sure to traumatise y

‘Patrasche, A Dog of Flanders made in Japan’ documentary: https://youtu.be/1i31xnvLGS4

It was by chance that this book suddenly came to mind as I browsed the list of books tagged under Goodreads’ Classics category. I watched the Japanese anime series adaptation of A Dog of Flanders as a kid, and if I hadn’t seen the movie The Land Before Time beforehand and witnessed a character die f

This is about a boy named Nello and his dog named Patrasche who lived in a small village with their grandfather. Nello dreams to become a great artist and enters a piece in the village's local art contest. Will he win and be able to get the respect of his peers? Read this book for yourself and find

Tragic. Tragic. Tragic.

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