Love That Dog

Love That Dog

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The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

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, and with classic poetry included in the back matter, 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 doeslook like a poemwhen you see ittyped uplike that.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 127 x 188 x 13mm | 136g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0064409597
  • 9780064409599
  • 122,710

Back cover copy

Jack

Room 105 -- Miss Stretchberry

September 13

I don't want tobecause boys don't write poetry.

Girls do.

Meet Jack, who tells his story with a little help from some paper, a pencil, his teacher, and a dog named Sky.
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Review Text

"Readers will love that dog, and this book." Publishers Weekly ( Starred Review )
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Review quote

"Eventually, Jack learns that poetry might be just the way to process some things in his life. This book, and Miss Stretchberry, are magic." One of the 11 Best Teachers in Children's Literature--Brightly
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About Sharon Creech

Creech, Sharon

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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Rating details

37,898 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 41% (15,686)
4 31% (11,700)
3 20% (7,402)
2 6% (2,215)
1 2% (895)
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