©1980, 1984 John Reynolds Gardiner; (P)2003, 2006 HarperCollins Publishers
"Gardiner's description of the race and sudden climax (based on legend) is fast-paced and enveloping." (School Library Journal)
"To B.D. Wong's credit, he narrates each of Gardiner's stories in a unique manner. For Stone Fox, Wong narrates with quiet reverence, respecting the power of the story and the bond among boy and dog and grandfather without imposing himself into the relationships." (AudioFile)
we would listen to stone fox again - in fact, we already have!
old yeller - because it is a timeless tale about a boy and his dog. story is very different, but at it's heart, it's very similar
the main character - little Willy
much of the book moved us, but, of course the ending was very moving
this book is great for using with english/lit - great for examples of foreshadowing. . prompts great discussion at the end - such as 'so what happened next?'....
Just FYI - this book has some adult topics. There is a depressed grandfather, taxes to be paid, and death. A young boy facing these difficulties on his own. It is a story of what one will do for another.
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