The Boy Who Spoke Dog

The Boy Who Spoke Dog

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Jack, a storm-snatched cabin boy, washes up on a mysterious island. He finds sheep, sheep dogs, and wild dogs called fangos, but strangely, no people. Jack struggles to survive, to understand the dogs, and to befriend a little Border collie named Moxie. She and the other sheep dogs are mystified by the skinny boy, who does not fit their myths about people. During a final battle between the fangos and the sheep dogs, Jack finds he can communicate with the dogs, a discovery that deepens his friendship with Moxie and validates his life on the island. But the crew from Jack's ship returns to rescue him-now that Jack does not want to be rescued. This middle-grade novel, told from Moxie's and Jack's alternating points of view, reads like a classic adventure story-vivid, swiftly paced, and woven with the timeless themes of a boy's self-reliance and the intense loyalty of more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 146.6 x 198.9 x 17.5mm | 290.3g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525471596
  • 9780525471592
  • 1,379,336

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407 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 35% (143)
4 30% (122)
3 27% (109)
2 6% (24)
1 2% (9)
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