Patsy Ann of Alaska: The True Story of a Dog

A nonfiction story that will tug at your heart.

By Tricia Brown

Illustrated by Jim Fowler

Published by Epicenter Press, 2024

Ages 5-8

ISBN 978-1-68492-208-6

Softbound, $10.99 US

Patsy Ann is an English bull terrier who was nobody’s dog . . . she was everybody’s dog! Patsy Ann arrived in 1930s Alaska with an independent streak as big as the territory. Given a good home with two loving young girls, Patsy Ann was much more interested in wandering through the hustle and bustle of Juneau’s port. Follow this canine free spirit as she makes her way from tethered pet to official town greeter at the docks, meeting every ship making a port of call. You’ll fall in love!

Patsy Ann, Juneau’s Official Greeter
Visitors to Juneau can still visit Patsy Ann’s statue at dockside. Here’s illustrator Jim Fowler and me by our favorite girl, ever looking up the Channel for the next ship.

Patsy Ann was a real dog in Juneau’s history. During her long life, she met every ship that came into port for the entire decade of the 1930s.

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