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Sounder
Sounder
Author: William H. Armstrong, James Barkley (Illustrator)
A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father is a sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590478342
ISBN-10: 0590478346
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 116
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3.9 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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i found this a very sad book but it taght a good lesson.
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good story for all ages. valuable lessons in courage, love and race relations.
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Sounder is no beauty. But as a coon dog, this loyal mongrel with his cavernous bark is unmatched. When the African American sharecropper who has raised Sounder from a pup is hauled off to jail for stealing a hog, his family must suffer their humiliation and crushing loss with no recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas, Sounder is shot and disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and emaciated Sounder doesn't change the fact that the sharecropper's oldest son is forced to take on man's work to help support the family. His transition to adulthood is paved by the rocks and taunts hurled at him by convicts and guards as he searches for his father. But along this rough road he ultimately finds salvation as well.
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"This is the story of a coon dog, Sounder, and his devotion to his master. It is also the story of humans: the father, a black sharecropper, who must steal to feed his children, the timid mother fighting for survival, and the son who grows to maturity through his father's prison term and the devotion of Sounder." --Best Sellers
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A classic.
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Is a John Newberry Medal book
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The story of a boy's love for his dog Sounder. He must deal with his father's arrest and the sound of gunshots as the dog runs after the dad.

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