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Love That Dog

By: Sharon Creech
Narrated by: Scott Wolf
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Publisher's summary

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings listeners a story with enormous heart. This middle grade audiobook is an excellent choice for tween listeners in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

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."

©2001 Sharon Creech (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children's Literature, 2002

"Readers will love that dog, and this book." (Publishers Weekly)
"Creech has created a poignant, funny picture of a child's encounter with the power of poetry....This book is a tiny treasure." (School Library Journal)