by Ruth G. Zavitsanos
High atop a hillside on the Greek island of Corfu overlooking the Ionian sea sits the Old Fortress, an ancient ruin built to keep out invaders. Leonidas, a highly protective and dedicated dog, guides tourists through the graveled pathways with a keen alertness for their safety. Like the Greek soldier he is named for, Leonidas thinks of others as he guards them from danger.
Leonidas' bravery and loyalty have earned him the reputation of being The Old Fortress Dog. Much like a sentry, he takes his job as protector of the Old Fortress and all who enter with wholehearted devotion. He is kind and giving in his efforts to please. When his master's grandson, Nikos, comes from America to visit, Leo senses the boy's sadness. Determined to bring a smile to the boy's face and laughter to his voice, Leo doesn't leave his side, even though once, it meant disobeying his master.
Being the Old Fortress Dog can be perilous at times, but Leonidas is alert and strong for the task. With Leo by his side, Nikos soon discovers his connection to the Old Fortress. Like a good soldier, Leonidas perseveres in his quest...to hear the boy's laughter.
Will Leonidas discover why Nikos is sad. Can he use his instincts and kind heart to gain Nikos' trust and understanding?
Book Length: Mini
"her descriptions of the places in the book are written so well you can imagine what they really look like... The Old Fortress Dog was a good story and has made me want to read the two other books by Ms. Zavitsanos..."
4 Bookworms by Erik, This Kid Reviews Books
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 26 October, 2010.