Love That Dog

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HarperCollins, Jul 24, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 86 pages

"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

Jack hate poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. 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 he does have something to say.

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog.

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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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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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About the author (2001)

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.

www.sharoncreech.com

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