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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has written more than one hundred books for children—including Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog, and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book Dogs on Duty: Soldiers’ Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond. Dorothy is a founding board member of iNK Think Tank, an online company dedicated to connecting educators and young readers with dynamic nonfiction books and their authors. Dorothy lives in Montana with her food-writer husband, Greg. For more information, check out her author page on Facebook and visit her website,, and her blog,

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Book Dedications by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

  • To the memory of my father, Dr. H. Corwin Hinshaw, who grew up on an Idaho homestead.
    Homesteading: Settling America's Heartland (Revised, Expanded)
  • To Jimmie Harrington and Marcin Radwan and their great canines, Ryke and Dex, who knew how to share courage and love
    Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners