Now a major motion picture form Warner Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and "Eddie" from the TV show Frasier (as Skip), and produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man).
In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening. The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures. A classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America, My Dog Skip belongs on the same shelf as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Russell Baker's Growing Up. It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.
About Willie Morris
In addition to My Dog Skip, Willie Morris was also the author of North Toward Home, New York Days, and many other books. As the imaginative and creative editor of Harper's magazine he was a major influence in changing our postwar literary and journalistic history. He died in 1999 in Jackson, Mississippi, where he lived with his wife, JoAnne, his friend Spit McGee, and his other cats, Mamie and Bessie.
"A rich experience all around.... Skip turns out to be a dog worth writing about.... I'd take him home in a shot." -Bruce McCall, The New York Times Book Review