Love That Dog: A Novel by Sharon CreechLove That Dog: A Novel by Sharon Creech

Love That Dog: A Novel

bySharon Creech

Paperback | April 8, 2008

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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, 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."

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 Dog: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.32 inPublished:April 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064409597

ISBN - 13:9780064409599

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful A wonderful book for everyone.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Teacher Book! Great for all ages. Easy read and the students loved it!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Never have I read a children's book I would give to every literature professor I know, but this is it. It is simply, extraordinary. Nothing really depends on the red wheelbarrow, and that we know. But the incorporation of this poem with the poem of the blue car upon which so much really does depend ultimately forces the reader to face tragedy coming from absolutely nowhere., which is where, as most of us know, it usually comes from.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from YOUR GOING TO LOVE THAT DOG! YOU'LL LOVE IT THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY
Date published: 2005-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FOR TEACHERS I just finished reading this book (a very quick read). It is a super book to use when introducing poetry to children. Having the poems included in the back is a great added touch. The kids can read the poems and then read and understand the reaction of Jack.
Date published: 2005-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FUN FOR ALL AGES- A SHORT READ BUT WORTH IT. A fast read; tells the story of a boy who learns that poetry can be exciting to read and create. Jack develops an expressive form of writing that is inspired by a number of famous poets. Heartwarming and engaging. CUTE HUGGLEZ GIVES THIS A: 5/5 * RATING!!!
Date published: 2005-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching story for all ages A fast read; tells the story of a boy who learns that poetry can be exciting to read and create. Jack develops an expressive form of writing that is inspired by a number of famous poets. Heartwarming and engaging.
Date published: 2004-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love That Dog This is one of the best books I have ever read! It makes me proud to be a teacher. Hooray for Mrs. Strechberry!
Date published: 2003-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, with some extra points I am in grade five, and I read this book with my class. At first it was kind of strange because I had never read a book like it before. I really enjoyed this book. And anybody who's reading this right now, should read it. My teacher said also, that I should read it three times. I didn't want to. But now after reading it three times, you understand the point of the book and what it's ( or Sharon Creech) is trying to tell you.
Date published: 2002-04-17

Editorial Reviews

“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