Love That Dog (Library Binding)
HarperCollins, 9780060292898, 112pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2001
"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
Jack hate 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.
About the Author
Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.
Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.
Praise For Love That Dog…
— 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*)
“Sharon Creech has achieved more than one impressive feat here.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Eventually, Jack learns that poetry might be just the way to process some things in his life. This book, and Miss Stretchberry, are magic.” One of the 11 Best Teachers in Children’s Literature