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Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner

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Stone fox is a good book. It's about a young boy and his dog. one day his grandfather doesn't really wake up so the doctor comes and she tells the boys at the grandfather is in the depression. The boy thinks that the reason for this is because the grandfather thought that it would be a bad year for growing crops, so the boy grows the crops himself, and he does it very well. But it doesn't heal his grandfather. the tax man comes and the boy figures out that the grandfather hasn't been taxes. So the boy a dog race with his dog. A Indian man named Stone fox always wins the race. the race will give the boy $500 if he wins, then he can pay the taxes and then he won't have to sell his farm. The boy one but a cost, his dog died, she was very old but very fast. I like this book because it showed a friendship between a dog and a boy. I hope a lot of people like this book because it makes you really think about that sort of stuff. ( )
  CooperW8 | Apr 27, 2016 |
Well! The sudden ending certainly got me verklempt! It seemed emotionally manipulative and the portrayal of Stone Fox the Indian is a bit touchy in this day and age. But Little Willy's Disneyesque earnestness and the compelling story action actually make it work, even though part of me feels like it shouldn't. Go figure! ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book is great for emerging readers (2nd-3rd grade) who are starting on chapter books. Little Willy enters in a dog sleding race to win a 500 dollar reward for his grandfather, who owes the state money. Willy is racing against Stone Fox among others. Stone Fox is a native american who has never lost and doesn't talk to white people. Willy's dog and best pal, Searchlight, gives a tremendous effort in the race... The ending is awesome so I won't give it away!
  carldgibson | Dec 16, 2015 |
MY GROWTH AREA #2
3rd and above
dogs, sad ending
suspense - dog race
  LauraNelson | Jul 31, 2015 |
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
  Robinjhud | Jul 14, 2015 |
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John Reynolds Gardinerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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One day Grandfather wouldn't get out of bed.
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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?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:29 -0400)

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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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