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.
"I guess it does
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A Novel Sharon Creech. For Sandy and Jack Floyd Mark and Karin Leuthy Benjamin Louise England Rob Leuthy all of whom love love love their dogs. H. JACK ROOM 105—M ISS STRETCHBERRY SEPTEMBER 13 I don't want. With special thanks to Walter ...
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.
A Novel Sharon Creech. SEPTEMBER 27 I don't understand the poem about the red wheelbarrow and the white chickens and why so much depends upon them. If that is a poem about the red wheelbarrow and the white chickens then any words can be ...
A Novel Sharon Creech. Do you promise not to read it out loud? 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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