Teddy, the William Allen White family’s fox terrier died in 1923. In this mix of history and imagination, the author uses Teddy’s ghost to tell his version of the family history. Family members, neighbors, and state historical society employees have experienced Teddy’s “presence” at Red Rocks to this day.
Using WAW’s own writings and historical accounts of his life, the author has created an engaging tale by filling in the blanks with her own knowledge of canine behavior and familiarity with the community of Emporia.
Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks is amusing, engaging, and historically relevant!
“Much has been written about that famous Kansan William Allen White, but now Jerilynn Henrikson enables Teddy, the White’s family dog, to have his say. Blending fact with fiction and whimsy with humor, Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks teaches while it entertains.” —Beverley Olson Buller, author of A Prairie Peter Panand From Emporia