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turnspit dog by Maria Leach

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Published by Aladdin Books in New York .
Written in English

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Statementillustrated by Winifred Bromhall.
LC ClassificationsPZ10.3.L45 Tu
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Open LibraryOL6112312M
LC Control Number52009336

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Knickerbocker Books (US) Bookseller Inventory # Title The Turnspit Dog Author Leach, Maria Illustrator Bromhall, Winifred Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Binding Hardcover Publisher Aladdin Books Place of Publication New York Date published Bookseller catalogs Children's & Illustrated;. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. the turnspit dog, maria leach, winifred bromhall, puritans, pilgrims, massachusetts, bay colony, early American, american history, homeschool book, vintage kids book, childrens book, dog book This sweet story of a girl and her dog takes place in the Puritans Massachusetts Bay Colony in colonial5/5(). Although it’s hard to confirm this, several sources I read asserted that the term “every dog must have his day” comes from turnspit dogs taking turns at the wheel. In the book Of Englishe Dogges published in , there’s a section on “Curres of the mungrell and rascals sort,” where the author describes a certain dog .

As you might imagine, turnspit dogs had a difficult lot in life as far as working dogs go. According to Stephen Coren in his book The Pawprints of History, the lucky ones “worked in pairs, with one dog trading places with its mate every couple of hours.” Dry heat radiated from toothsome foods the dog could never quite reach, and turnspit.   The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked : The Kitchen Sisters.   These dogs, which were thought to be a breed of spaniel, would work in pairs. With a large wheel wired to the spit, a turnspit dog would run in place, causing the wheel to spin, and in turn causing the spit to turn with it. Yet, the task would be demanding for a dog to do all by it’s lonesome. Edward Jessy included the turnspit dog in his 19th-century book Anecdotes of Dogs, and he remembered it well from his youth. “They were long-bodied, crooked-legged, and ugly dogs, with a suspicious, unhappy look about them.

The Turnspit dog came in a variety of colors from red, brown, grey, white, and sometimes a mix of multiple colors. They were also known to commonly have bent legs because of how long and hard they worked. Many people from the 17th century considered this dog to be quite ugly. "The very first mention of them is in in the first book on dogs ever written." The turnspit was bred especially to run on a wheel that turned meat so it would cook evenly.   One could only find these dogs on pictorial descriptions in old historic books since Turnspit dogs’ breed is now considered officially extinct. The first mention of such dogs can be found in a publication called of English Dogs: in the book .   “They were referred to as the kitchen dog, the cooking dog or the vernepator cur,” says Caira Farrell, librarian. “The very first mention of them is in in the first book on dogs ever written.” The turnspit was bred especially to run on a wheel that turned meat so it would cook evenly.