Author(s): Gene Zion
Harry, a friendly little dog on a visit to the seashore, is mistaken for a sea serpent when a big wave covers him with seaweed. `Very few children can resist [the stories about] Harry. The ridiculous but somehow plausible situations capture even the most reluctant reader.' SLJ. Chidlren's Books of 1965 (Library of Congress)
Harry, the black and white dog with a nose for mischeif, is back!
"Harry eclipses all dogs of fiction for the very young" -- Dorothy Butler Babies Need Books "Every bookshelf should have Harry By the Sea" Junior
Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and HARRY BY THE SEA. He died in 1975.