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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Ever since I was a child I've loved nature and animals. I spent my time out of doors, picking flowers and scooping tadpoles out of ponds. So it's no wonder I studied biology and became an author myself of the kind of gifts I loved when I was young, books about nature. I've expanded into other fascinating areas of nonfiction, too, especially historical topics of the American west, such as Lewis and Clark and Native Americans.
 
The lives of wolves and dogs especially fascinate me. Scientists consider them the same species, but wolves are so successful at being wild, and dogs have done a great job of attaching themselves to humans in so many ways. I've explored this relationship from different angles in recent books --- THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE JOB: Irah's Path from Service Dog to Guide Dog, SAVIG AUDIE: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance, DOGS ON DUTY: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond, and SUPER SNIFFERS: Dog Detectives on the Job. At this 
 
My work has given me the gift of travel to all sorts of fascinating places such as the Galapagos Island, the Costa Rican Rain Forest, the arctic tundra, and more. Since my favorite activity is learning new information, I plan to keep traveling and writing for many years ahead.
 
To learn more about me and my books, visit my website, www.DorothyHinshawPatent.com, and my new blog, www.DogWriterDorothy.com.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Books by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young with illustrations by William Munoz - Friendship
Have you ever met a dog who could ride the bus all by herself? Eclipse can, and her story went viral, catapulting her to national stardom. Now see the world through her eyes in this delightful photographic picture book! All I wanted to do was go to the dog park. I never thought my buddy Jeff would miss the bus. And I certainly never thought I’d become a pup with paparazzi! The story of this online sensation is so compelling you’ll want to share it --- like the millions who already have on TV, online and in newspapers around the world.