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Highlights

  • The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.
  • Bookseller's Choice (Middle Readers) 2002 1st Winner, Young Reader's Choice Award (Junior/Grades 4-6) 2004 4th Winner
  • 8-12 Years
  • 7.6" x 5.5" Hardcover
  • 112 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Social Themes

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About the Book



Jack hates poetry. Every time he tries to write a poem his brain feels empty. But his teacher won't stop giving the class poetry assignments. Jack can't avoid them, but then something amazing happens--the more he writes, the more he learns he has something to say.



Book Synopsis



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



From the Back Cover



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

Jack hates 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.



Review Quotes




"A really special triumph." -- Kirkus (*Starred Review*)

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

"A poignant, funny picture of a child's encounter with the power of poetry. This book is a tiny treasure." -- School Library Journal (*Starred Review*)

"Sharon Creech has achieved more than one impressive feat here." -- New York Times Book Review

"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


Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 112
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: HarperCollins
Theme: General (see also headings under Family)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Sharon Creech
Language: English
Street Date: July 24, 2001
TCIN: 11468649
UPC: 9780060292874
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3961
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 7.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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