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Love That Dog
Contributor(s): Creech, Sharon (Author)

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ISBN: 0064409597     ISBN-13: 9780064409599
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2008

Annotation: With a fresh, simple style, acclaimed author Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems, "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. Illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Dogs
- Juvenile Fiction | Stories In Verse (see Also Poetry)
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 00054233
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 1010(Not Available)
Guided Reading: T (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 5" W x 7.4" (0.30 lbs) 128 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 02/10/2003 pg. 189
Publishers Weekly 02/10/2003
Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 57
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 52616
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
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Publisher Description:

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.

Contributor Bio(s): 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.


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