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Love That Dog
Love That Dog
Author: Sharon Creech's Best of 2001 — Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, a funny, sweet, original short novel written in free verse, introduces us to an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of poetry. Against his will. After all, "boys don't write poetry. Girls do." What ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439569866
ISBN-10: 0439569869
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 86
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Phooey avatar reviewed Love That Dog on
Helpful Score: 1
A very sweet book about a boy's journey through life and to an appreciation of poetry. Written in kind of a "journal" format, you get to see his thoughts and experiences that he goes through.
garlicstik avatar reviewed Love That Dog on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great book about a boy and his dog. With the help of a teacher he learns to write down his greif in poems.
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a great book about a boy who is becoming a poet. It's written journal-style, it's short, and there isn't too much text per page.
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I have boys and this book speaks to me in terms of how Jack tells his story as part of school assignments from Mrs. Stretchberry. This is a wonderful, simple story that appeals to children, adults and parents.
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This is a great book for introducing children to the idea of reading and writing poetry. A young boy who doesn't think he could ever like or write poetry ends up doing just that, progressing from very simple lines to the story of his much-loved dog. The format of the book is nicely laid out and easily read - probably best for 4th-5th graders.
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One of the best, most touching children's books -- and poetry books -- I've ever read.
MichelleM avatar reviewed Love That Dog on + 23 more book reviews
My son the "Dog Lover" highly recommends this book as he thoroughly enjoyed it and doesn't want to give it up!
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Short but touching book.
gwynh avatar reviewed Love That Dog on
This is an excellent book. My son got it in 3rd grade, and we read it over night. The whole house was in tears before the story ended. It is a wonderful story about a boy who learns to express himself through the art of poetry. It's a MUST read!


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