Author Ruth Sawyer, 1937 Newbery Medal recipient, penned her last book, Daddles, in 1964. Daddles delightfully captures the innocence of childhood as a brother and sister fall in love with a plain hound dog during their summer vacations in Maine. Though owned by the meanest, dirtiest and most shiftless family in Haddock Harbor, the young siblings adopt Daddles for two glorious summers. The intelligent, endearing hound dog wins the hearts of all as he joins in with capturing a thief, escaping a house fire, and dodging trouble at a local circus. All dog lovers will warmly embrace this book that rekindles the memories of the tenderness a child and dog can share.