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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner

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Have you ever been adopted? Gary Paulsen is all about wilderness. Lottie and Billy were heading west in search of Francis parents but on the way there. They saw a died mule and some Mexican. My favorite character is Francis because he is brave he has a shot gun and he rides horses. It was hot in organ. I recommend this book to people who had to search for their parents. this is one of my favorite books.

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  scene32013 | Nov 5, 2013 |
When ten-year-old Willy finds out that his grandfather could lose his farm, he decides to raise the money by entering a sledge race with his dog. Willy would be in a race with some of the toughest competitors around. However, Willy knew he had to try to save his grandfather’s life and will to live as well as the farm. This book is well written and a good book for 3rd through 5th graders to read and discuss. As a teacher, I would touch on the setting of the book and teach about Wyoming and its geography. As well as bring in informational resources and teach encyclopedias and atlases. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  KarenNunez | Aug 19, 2013 |
Summary: This story is about a young boy who fought to save the farm he grew up on. Young Willy lived with his grandfather on a potato farm and his grandfather became very ill. He could not do anything besides lay in bed so Willy was forced to run the farm by himself. When he found out that his grandfather owed $500 for taxes he knew he had to do something. he enters an adult dog sled race and is racing against a legend, Stone Fox. Willy and his one dog, Searchlight, are neck and neck with Stone Fox at the end and then instantly Searchlight's heart burst before the finish line and died. Stone Fox stopped all the other racers and let Willy finish the rest of the race by walking and Willy won the money from the race.
Genre Critique: This story is an example of a legend because the story is based on an old legend of a boy who races to save his farm and his dog ends up dying during the race. Its a story that while small details, such as characters changing, has been passed down.
Character critique: Willy in this story was a very dynamic character. While at first he was a young boy just helping his grandpa run a farm he was suddenly forced to take the responsibility of a man and run an entire farm by himself along with take care of his grandfather as well. he shows a change of maturity and uses obstacles to help him get what he needs to help his grandfather get better.
  TylerSmith | Apr 16, 2013 |
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To Bob at Hudson's Cafe
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One day Grandfather wouldn't get out of bed.
The idea for this story came from a Rocky Mountain legend that was told to me in 1974 by Bob Hudson over a cup of coffee at Hudson's Cafe in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Although Stone Fox and the other characters are purely fictitious and of my creation, the tragic ending to this story belongs to the legend and is reported to have actually happened. --John Reynolds Gardiner
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A Race Against Time

Little Willy's grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life.

Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save the farm -- and Grandfather -- before it's too late?

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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.

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