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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Watch a boy learn to love writing poetry. At first he comes across as aloof, retorting that only girls are into poetry. Don't tell anyone I can write, he begs the teacher, Miss Stretchberry. Little by ... Read full review

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User Review  - sgentr1 - LibraryThing

I thought this was an excellent book. It is such a unique writing style and very easy to read. It is written as a writing journal that gives us only the student’s (Jack) ideas, answers, and questions ... Read full review

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User Review  - DJLunchlady91404 - LibraryThing

Jack reminds me of my eleven year old son. Unsure of his talents, Jack doesn't want to write poetry. the story is told in a series of poems given as a class assignment. At first Jack doesn't want to ... Read full review

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User Review  - HeatherLINC - LibraryThing

This was a sweet story. Young Jack's voice was so real and captured the opinion of many students, especially boys, when it came to writing poetry. However, thanks Ms Stretchberry's gentle guidance ... Read full review

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User Review  - KeriLynneD - LibraryThing

One of the criteria for book battle is a poetry book. I am not a fan of poetry AT ALL so I decided to go with this one. I really love Jack! He so cute and shy but creative. I love how he really grows to love poetry and becomes more confident writing it as the story goes along. Fun and cute! Read full review

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User Review  - alaina.loescher - LibraryThing

This was a heart wrenching, yet fun, read. The book goes by super quickly and I think that it would be a great read for any student interested in poetry-- or even one that is reluctant to try it out. The story is sweet and it teaches that art can be both beautiful and cathartic. Read full review

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User Review  - abergsman - LibraryThing

Wow. I was not prepared for the emotions this book brought out! A wonderfully well written story in poem form. My daughter and I took turns reading aloud each of the journal entries of a young student ... Read full review

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User Review  - EBT1002 - LibraryThing

This is a novel in verse, written from the perspective of a schoolboy coming to terms with poetry. It's a delightful exploration of the process of developing a relationship with poetry as a form of ... Read full review

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User Review  - tiffanyturner - LibraryThing

Have students explore "the main idea" of Love That Dog. Why didn't the main character want to write poetry in the beginning of the story? Why didn't the character want his teacher to put his name on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tammyhil - LibraryThing

It surprised everyone, including me, when I cried while reading this book aloud to 5th graders. Read full review


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