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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A Novel Sharon Creech. OCTOBER 10 What do you mean— Why does so much depend upon a blue car? You didn't say before that I had to tell why. The wheelbarrow guy didn't tell why. What was up with the snowy woods poem you read 5.
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?
I am sorry to say I did not really understand the tiger tiger burning bright poem but at least it sounded good in my ears. Here is the blue car with tiger sounds: Blue car, blue car, shining bright in the darkness of the night: who ...
A Novel Sharon Creech. Some of the tiger sounds are still in my ears like drums beat-beat-beating. Yes you can put the two blue-car poems on the 9.
A Novel Sharon Creech. Yes you can put the two blue-car poems on the board but only if you don't put my name on them. NOVEMBER 6 They look nice typed up like that on 10 OCTOBER 31.
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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