Love That Dog
Love That Dog

Love That Dog

By Sharon Creech

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

 

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 he does have something to say.

 

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, award–winning author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack’s point of view, 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.

 

Newly repackaged with an excerpt from the sequel Hate That Cat, this is a perennial favorite from the acclaimed storyteller Sharon Creech.

 

Praise for Love That Dog:

 

“This book is a tiny treasure.” -School Library Journal, starred review

 

“A really special triumph.” -Kirkus, starred review

 

“Readers will love that dog, and this book.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

“Sharon Creech has achieved more than one impressive feat here.”-New York Times Book Review

 

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