Love That Dog

Sharon Creech (Author)
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Description

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, and with classic poetry included in the back matter, this novel is perfect for kids and teachers, too.

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments--and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns that he does have something to say.

I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Joanna Cotler Books
Publish Date
April 08, 2008
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 7.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780064409599

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About the Author

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

Reviews

"A poignant, funny picture of a child's encounter with the power of poetry. This book is a tiny treasure."--School Library Journal (*Starred Review*)
"A really special triumph."--Kirkus (*Starred Review*)
"Readers will love that dog, and this book."--Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)
"Sharon Creech has achieved more than one impressive feat here."--New York Times Book Review
"Eventually, Jack learns that poetry might be just the way to process some things in his life. This book, and Miss Stretchberry, are magic." One of the 11 Best Teachers in Children's Literature--Brightly