The American author John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was born in
Salinas, California. His Pulitzer Prize winning work
The Grapes of Wrath is widely attributed to be part of the
American literary canon and in 1962 he was awarded the
Nobel Prize for Literature.
John Steinbeck was also A DOG LOVER!
In his book Travels with Charley: In Search of America he
details a cross-country trip that he and Charley took together.
Charley, Steinbeck's French poodle, was born in Bercy on the
outskirts of Paris and trained in France. He was a bi-lingual
mut but only responded to commands when given in French.
This is what JS had to say about him:
"Sir, this is a unique dog.
He does not live by tooth or fang.
He respects the right of cats to be cats
although he doesn't admire them.
He turns his steps rather than disturb an
His greatest fear is that someone will point out
This is a dog of peace and tranquility!"