Max, the Sea-Dog is a story for children of all ages. It is based on what happened one memorable day off the shore of  an island in Wellfleet Harbor on Cape Cod, when 12-year old Sam’s Golden Retriever, Max, got caught in an incoming tide and was lost at sea.  The story is told in alternating chapters revealing what the boy is feeling and the dog is experiencing during the day-long  period of loss, search and rescue. In the novella, designed by Barry Moser, the narrative is richly enhanced by stunning illustrations by Evanleigh Davis.

Max, the Sea-Dog
Published by
Sea House Books
Box 406
South Wellfleet, MA 02663 March, 2018
ISBN 978-1-5323-6617-8


Early commentary on Max, the Sea-Dog
Max, the Sea-Dog is a page turner. In an impressive display of story-telling, Peter Rose gives us a boy and two dogs, one of whom, Max, gets himself lost at sea. This is a book so convincing in character, detail and build up that you may feel, as I did, that it’s actually happening at the moment you read it.

—Jules Feiffer