Dog Gone by Cynthis Chapman Willis

“Set on a Southern farm, the author peppers her story with homey turns of phrases and strong secondary characters . . . Willis, an author to watch, keeps the narrative tightly focused on Dill and her resistance to facing her grief. This well-told story, spiced with humor and facts on animal care, has a satisfying, appealing conclusion.”—Set on a Southern farm, the author peppers her story with homey turns of phrases and strong secondary characters . . . Willis, an author to watch, keeps the narrative tightly focused on Dill and her resistance to facing her grief. This well-told story, spiced with humor and facts on animal care, has a satisfying, appealing conclusion.”—Kirkus Reviews

Reading Ability: grade 6, 7

Genre: Realistic fiction

Theme: Grief; Courage; Loss; dogs; Determination

Who would like this book? Any student who loves animal stories

On-Line Links: http://www.cynthiawillis.com/discussion.html

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