Love That Dog (Paperback)

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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. With classic poetry included in the back matter, this provides the perfect resource for teachers and students alike.

"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

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. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Praise For…

“A really special triumph.”
-Kirkus (*Starred Review*)

“Readers will love that dog, and this book.”
-Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)

“A poignant, funny picture of a child’s encounter with the power of poetry. This book is a tiny treasure.”
-School Library Journal (*Starred Review*)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064409599
ISBN-10: 0064409597
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books
Publication Date: April 8th, 2008
Pages: 112
Language: English