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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—School Library Journal (starred review) “The story shows how poetry inspires reading and writing with everyday words that make personal music.” —ALA Booklist “Dog lovers and poetry lovers, who don't always occupy the same chair in ...
Summary: A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem. ISBN 978-0-06-440959-9 [1. Poetry—Fiction.] I. Title.
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.
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? I don't want to write about that blue car that 6 ...
A Novel Sharon Creech. I don't want to write about that blue car that had miles to go before it slept, so many miles to go in such a hurry. I am sorry to say I did not really understand 7.
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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