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E. P. Dutton & Co., New York City, New York, 1944. 201 pp.
With illustration by Woodi Ishmael
 
  Mongrel Mettle  
  Mongrel Mettle: Autobiography of a Dog was Jesse Stuart’s third novel and the first of his animal books. The dust jacket reads, “This is the unique autobiography of Jerry-B, a lovable Kentucky mongrel. But Mongrel Mettle is more than a dog story—it's full of sparkling social satire, native lore and mountain magic. Jerry-B’s adventures are wild, wooly and lots of fun.” The book is based on Jesse’s two dogs, Jerry B. and Rusty. Jerry B. was a mongrel and Rusty, a red Irish Setter.

 

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