The Newbery Medal-winning classic novel about the courage and faith--and the love of a dog--that give a family strength in the face of inhumanity.

The boy knows that times are tough for his family. Every night, his father goes out hunting with their great coon dog, Sounder, to try to put food on the table. But even with the little they bring back, there is still never enough for the family to eat.

When the boy awakens one morning to a sweet-smelling ham on the table, it seems like a blessing. But soon, the sheriff and his deputies come to the house and take the boy's father away in handcuffs. Suddenly the boy must grow up fast in a world that isn't fair, keeping hope alive through the love he has for his father's faithful dog, Sounder.

Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.

Product Details

Price: $6.99  $6.43
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published Date: December 30, 2019
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 5.0 X 0.3 X 7.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
ISBN: 9780064400206

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About the Author

William H. Armstrong is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and the retired pastor of Burton Congregational Church in Burton, Ohio. He received his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.


"A rarely beautiful, understated novel about a black share-cropper and his family in the 19th-century American South. An extraordinarily sensitive book." -- "School Library Journal""The power of the writing lies in its combination of subtlety and strength." -- "H.""The writing is simple, timeless and extraordinarily moving. An outstanding book."-- "Commonweal