With a fresh, simple style, acclaimed author Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems, 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. Illustrations.
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Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, a funny, sweet, original short novel written in free verse, introduces us to an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of poetry. Against his will. After all, "boys don't write poetry. Girls do." What does he say of the famous poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"? "I think Mr. Robert Frost / has a little / too / much / time / on his / hands." As his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, introduces the canon to the class, however, he starts to see the light. Poetry is not so bad, it's not just for girls, and it's not even that hard to write. Take William Carlos Williams, for example: "If that is a poem / about the red wheelbarrow / and the white chickens / then any words / can be a poem. / You've just got to / make / short / lines." He becomes more and more discerning as the days go by, and readers' spirits will rise with Jack's as he begins to find his own voice through his own poetry and through that of others. His favorite poem of all is a short, rhythmic one by Walter Dean Myers called "Love That Boy" (included at the end of the book with all the rest of Ms. Stretchberry's assignments). The words completely captivate him, reminding him of the loving way his dad calls him in the morning and of the way he used to call his yellow dog, Sky. Jack's reverence for the poem ultimately leads to meeting the poet himself, an experience he will never forget.
This winning, accessible book is truly remarkable in that Creech lets us witness firsthand how words can open doors to the soul. And this from a boy who asks, "Why doesn't the person just / keep going if he's got / so many miles to go / before he sleeps?" (Ages 8 to 12) --Karin SnelsonFrom the Back Cover :
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. 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, acclaimed 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.
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Description du livre Scholastic, New York, NY, 2003. Soft Cover. État : NEW. First Edition, 2nd Printing. BRAND NEW COPY. A Winning, original novel written in free verse by author of children's books, Sharon Creech (1945 -). A first person narrative written in diary form. The journal is that of young Jack who has little interest in verse --- after all, ". boys don't write poetry. Girls do." Composed of short entries of a full school year --- dated Sept 21st through June 6th --- to satisfy Miss Stretchberry's Room 105 assignments. As the entries multiply, so grows Jack's confidence grows as does his writing skills; moving from short and defiant sentences to a sophisticated poem to his dog, Sky. For this delightful novel, Sharon Creech drew inspiration from Walter Dean Myers' poem, Love That Boy. Collection of Some of the Poems Miss Stretchberry use for class to rear. N° de réf. du libraire 017638
Description du livre Scholastic Trade, 2003. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0439569869
Description du livre Scholastic Trade, 2003. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0439569869
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97804395698661.0
Description du livre Scholastic Trade, 2003. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110439569869
Description du livre Scholastic Trade. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0439569869 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0218884