Book Reviews of Stone Fox

Stone Fox
Stone Fox
Author: John Reynolds Gardiner
ISBN-13: 9780439095105
ISBN-10: 0439095107
Publication Date: 1/1/1999
Pages: 81
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
There's just no stopping little Willy. Determined to keep their farm going and to give his ailing grandfather a reason to live the ten-year-old boy hitches his dog, Searchlight, to the plow and harvests the whole potato crop.
Now little Willy needs five hundred dollars to pay off ten years' back taxes, or the farm will be taken away from them. Dauntless as ever, he stakes everything on one wild hope: that he and Searchlight can outrun the best dogsled racers in the country including the legendary Indian, Stone Fox. But the huge mountain man is every bit as intent on winning the big prize money as little Willy is. And he and his five beautiful Samoyeds haven't lost a race yet....
Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, John Reynolds Gardiner's story like its hero, little Willy has all the ingredients of a winner, right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line.
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a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book
A Library of Congress Children's Book
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Little Willy has a big job to do. His Grandfather refuses to get out of bed, so it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can a ten-year-old get five hundred dollars in a hurry? Then Willy sees the poster for the National Dogsled Race.

The race pits Willy against the best dog teams in the country, including the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyeds, who have never lost a race. And Stone Fox wants the prize money as badly as Willy does. Willy's dog, Searchlight, is every bit as fast as the competition, and Willy knows the terrain better than anyone. But can one boy and one dog be a match for the unbeatable Stone Fox?
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Cover picture is slightly different. 81 pages.
The book has excellent literary value.
The main character is somewhat foolish, but I do recommend this book for ages 8 and up.
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One of my son's favorites. Great story.
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There's just no stopping little Willy, Determined to keep their farm going- and to give his ailing grandfather a reason to live- the ten-year-old boy hitches his dog, Searchlight, to the plow and harvests the whole potato crop.

Now little Willy needs five hundred dollars to pay off ten years' back taxes, or the farm will be taken away from them. Dauntless as eer, he stakes everything on one wild hope: that he and Searchlight can outrun the best dogsled racers in the country- including the legendary Indian, Sone Fox. But the huge mountain man is every bit as intent on winning the big prize money as little Willy is. And he and his five beautiful Samoyeds haven't lost a race yet...
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A little boy who strives to win and has to face the inevitable sting of death.
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Great book, funny and sad. One to read to the kiddies.
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good book for students beginning to read chapters
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My 10 yr old stepson had as an assignment I read it in one evening....that says it all.
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This book was great! It has a really good meaning behind it. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 because of the awesome suspense!
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So sad. A wonderful book to teach kids about responsibility.
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A Very good book. A must read for any dog lover of any age.
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a Sonlight title
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10 yrs. old Willy needs to help Grandpa save the farm. He needs 500 dollars to pay off back taxes or the farm will be lost. Willy is determined and stakes everything on one wild hope: that he can outrun the best dogsled racers in the country-including the legendary Indian, Stone Fox.
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From the cover - There's just no stopping little Willy. Determined to keep their farm going - and to give his ailing grandfather a reason to live - the ten-year-old boy hitches his dog, Searchlight, to the plow and harvests the whole potato crop.

Now little Wily needs five hundred dollars to pay off ten year's back taxes, or the farm will be taken away from them. Dauntless as ever, he stakes everything on one wild hope: that he and Searchlight can outrun the best dog-sled racers in the country - including the legendary Indian, Stone Fox. But the huge mountain man is every bit as intent on winning the big price money as little Willy is. And he and his five beautiful Samoyeds haven't lost a race yet...