I'm Samson (maybe a dog)

By Betty Oglesbee

Illustrated by Kim Whitton

978-1-62288-314-1 Hardcover (Printed Case)
8 x 10 x 0 in
80 pp. 30 watercolor images
Pub Date: 09/15/2021
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I’m Samson: Maybe a Dog chronicles the adventures of a very special dog named Samson. Being a Saint Bernard, Samson grows and grows until he is quite large, with a large furry head and huge paws. Samson lives with his family in a very old and lovely town named San Augustine, right in the middle of the Deep “Piney Woods” of East Texas, a happy place to be, with the Sabine National Forest and Toledo Bend Reservoir on the east side and the Angelina National Forest and Sam Rayburn Reservoir on the west. Connecting it all with the rest of Texas is a most wonderful road . . . El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. This ancient Spanish Trace, blazed in 1691, meanders through the Lone Star State all the way to Mexico, having been traveled by every imaginable kind of person and a myriad of animals both large and small for more than three hundred years. Reflected in Samson’s eyes is a very keen sense of understanding about the happenings in his life and the lives of everyone he knows. These are his stories, told by him in his very honest and adventuresome way . . . even when oftentimes, he isn’t perfect.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press