Love That Dog: A Novel
Harper Collins, Dec 23, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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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From inside the book
Do you promise not to put it on the board? Okay, here it is, but I don't like it. So much depends upon a blue car splattered with mud speeding down the road. OCTOBER 10 What do you mean— Why does so much 4 OCTOBER 4.
What was up with the snowy woods poem you read today? Why doesn't the person just keep going if he's got so many miles to go before he sleeps? And why do I have to tell more about the blue car splattered with mud speeding down the road?
Here is the blue car with tiger sounds: Blue car, blue car, shining bright in the darkness of the night: who could see you speeding by like a comet in the sky? I could see you in the night, blue car, blue car, shining bright.
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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