The Master and His Dogs
. Mango: DC Books . Bangalore
MAF 2 .
PZ8.2.T2Mas 2008 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This story tells well the countdown effect on those who have -- so far -- survived. The setting here is a continuing rainstorm and, as a result, a lack of food for a rich family. The farmer first slaughters goats one by one and then bulls. The dogs catch the message that they are next, and so they flee by night. The illustrations, with their own distinctive style, are really black-and-white illustrations set against a background of a single color. The color varies from page to page. Perhaps the most impressive illustration is that of the householder looking out on the continuing rains on 9. The book has a distinctive way of marking pages -- with a number within a circle -- and does not begin its story until page 6. Lively art. The cover reduplicates 8: this master loves his dogs. This is one of five booklets from this series ordered from The Book Depository in the UK. I suspect that some further members of the series will elude me.