Love That Dog: A Novel
The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.
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, 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.
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A Novel Sharon Creech. JACK ROOM 105—M ISS STRETCHBERRY SEPTEMBER 13 I don't want to because boys don't write poetry. Girls do. I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty. SEPTEMBER 27 I.
A Novel Sharon Creech. I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty. SEPTEMBER 27 I don't understand the poem about the red 2 SEPTEMBER 21.
NOVEMBER 6 They look nice typed up like that on blue paper on a yellow board. (But still don't tell anyone who wrote them, okay?) (And what does anonymous mean? Is it good?) I don't have any pets so I can't write about 11.
A Novel Sharon Creech. I don't have any pets so I can't write about one and especially I can't write a POEM about one. NOVEMBER 15 Yes, I used to have a pet. I 12 NOVEMBER 9.
A Novel Sharon Creech. NOVEMBER 15 Yes, I used to have a pet. I don't want to write about it. You're going to ask me Why not? Right? Pretend I still have that pet? Can't I make up 13.
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Is this review a poem If I break up the lines? This book Shows us these questions Also shows us Read full review
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Oddly one of my favorite books as a kid...Probably because I made my mom read it out-loud (every night!) much to her utter dismay! XD Read full review