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Sounder (Perennial Classics)

William H. Armstrong

Paperback

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Digital Audiobook (1/2/2006)
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Hardcover (10/8/1969)
CD-Audio (1/3/2006)
Paperback (6/1/2004)
Prebound (12/24/2002)
Prebound (5/15/2001)
Paperback, Spanish (7/8/1996)
Library Binding, Large Print (10/28/1969)
Prebound, Spanish (7/1/1996)

Description

"Sounder is a remarkable story, compassionate, powerfully moving, showing the qualities of dignity and endurance at their highest, in both man and beast. A memorable dog story, it is also the chronicle of a man, a woman, and a boy, equally hard to forget. . . . Sounder will be read for a long time to come." —Wall Street Journal

A timeless classic, winner of the John Newberry Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder is a novel that tells of the courage and love that binds a Black family together despite the extreme prejudice and inhumanity it faces in the Deep South.



Praise For Sounder (Perennial Classics)

"Adults and mature young readers alike will find in the boy's bittersweet memories a parable for our time."
Christian Science Monitor

"Sounder is a remarkable story, compassionate, powerfully moving, showing the qualities of dignity and endurance at their highest, in both man and beast. A memorable dog story, it is also the chronicle of a man, a woman, and a boy, equally hard to forget. . . . Sounder will be read for a long time to come."
Wall Street Journal

"The author writes in details that glow alive."
New York Book Review

"The writing is simple, timeless, and extraordinarily moving. An oustanding book."
Commonweal

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 9780060935481, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2001



About the Author

William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years. Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.