Stone Fox

Stone Fox

Book - 1980
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Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
Publisher: New York : Crowell, c1980.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780690039849
0690039840
9780690039832
0690039832
9780064401326
Call Number: GARDINER
Characteristics: 85 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Sled dog racing -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Hargreaves, Greg
Sewall, Marcia

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YLPLchildrens Mar 26, 2018

I have read this book three times and all three times I had a box of tissues nearby. Stone Fox is a beautifully written story about the love a grandson has for his grandfather and the exceptional love and loyalty of a dog to his boy. This tender story and unexpected emotional ending will stay with readers for years after they close the book.

Library_Jill Jan 17, 2018

A beautiful story about a little boy who refuses to give up and the dog who is his constant companion. Be aware, though, that this is a "dog book," so expect some tears! Though the book is much shorter and simpler, this might be a good one for those who enjoy "Where the Red Fern Grows" or "Woodsong."

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ArdentRingtail
Jun 20, 2016

I read this book with my fourth graders and they all loved it. Although the ending was unexpected and sad, the book overall was good. I wish it didn't end the way it did though...

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Jun 14, 2016

so sad,but good. :)

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staue
Oct 11, 2015

I loved it!!! Make another one!

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violet_cat_3927
Jun 24, 2015

It was a beautiful and sad book. I enjoyed it.

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MaryLeake
May 19, 2014

Definitely not 1st grade reading level. I recommend it for at least grade 4. They can handle the reading level and the sad ending.

TDSRC2014_GA Aug 12, 2013

Stone Fox was really good. The ending was happy and sad at the same time.

willybilly Sep 11, 2012

This book is on a recommended reading list for 1st graders. The main character is a desolate 10 yr old boy. When his only family, his grandfather, becomes bed-ridden, he fends for himself with his only companion, his tough dog. The story ends with a sudden death of his dog fighting against all odds. It's a beautiful story, but I think the heart-wrenching tragedy will keep any first grader up at night.

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ewalther
Jun 13, 2011

Beautiful story!
my 2nd grade boy just read the whole thing cover to cover in one sitting. LOVED it.

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