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Publisher's Summary

Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. So he enters the National Dogsled Race, where he must beat the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyed dogs.
©1980, 1984 John Reynolds Gardiner (P)2003, 2006 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Story of Love and Dedication

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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The ending is sosad

I love this book! It's kinda sad though. It breaks my heart every time I hear it.

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Great book for kids

Our son loved the story and was excited to find out what unfolded in each chapter.

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Brilliantly Written

I love the simple but brilliantly written story. It takes me back to being a child. Every time I read or listen to this story I see my dad smiling at me. A truly remarkable man who I miss every day. I love you Dad.
-Alicia R. Gardiner

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Excellent!

Wonderful story and wanted to hear it over again! I feel that it was a superior performance.

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So sad

This book is amazing you need to read it this book made me cry plz read

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Amazing!

Loved it all the way to the end, its something that really got me excited for the main character and the plot

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can't select chapter

made it hard for running my groups. I use audible for my special education class

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Mom and elementary aged kids loved this one!

Would you listen to Stone Fox again? Why?

we would listen to stone fox again - in fact, we already have!

What other book might you compare Stone Fox to and why?

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

Which character – as performed by B.D. Wong – was your favorite?

the main character - little Willy

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

much of the book moved us, but, of course the ending was very moving

Any additional comments?

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?'....

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stone fox

great story but short but it isan awsome listen would recommend this book to others