Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Love That Dog

bySharon Creech

Hardcover | July 24, 2001

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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, 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 that he does have something to say.

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

About The Author

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, a...
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Title:Love That DogFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.65 inPublished:July 24, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060292873

ISBN - 13:9780060292874

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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“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