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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Stone Fox (edition 1999)

by John Reynolds Gardiner (Author), Marcia Sewall (Illustrator), John Reynolds Gardiner (Author)

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Title:Stone Fox
Authors:John Reynolds Gardiner (Author)
Other authors:Marcia Sewall (Illustrator), John Reynolds Gardiner (Author)
Info:Scholastic (1999), Paperback, 81 pages
Collections:Non Fiction, Chapter Books
Tags:Fox, Race, Snow

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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


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This book can be used to for second to sixth graders as a read aloud book or independent read. It can be a read aloud book because there is a captivating plot and the events should be discussed as a class. This book can be used to discuss theme and characters. The characters have deep emotions and the book can get emotional. This book can be an independent read for third and fourth graders, while it is emotional, it is presented in a way for these students to process. The plot is captivating and keeps the interest of the reader through the actions of the characters.
  MeredithCox | Mar 14, 2017 |
This book could be used as a class book or an independent book in grades 4 and 5 because it is a shorter chapter book, but still too long for younger grades. The students could use it during a social studies lesson about other regions and sports that they have there because this book is about bobsledding.
  brandi3325 | Jan 25, 2017 |
Summary: Little Willy hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters. Against all odds, Willy manages to win the race against the previously unbeaten Indian "Stone Fox" and his team of five Samoyeds.

Personal reaction: This is a fun, simple, and easy to read novel; especially for children. With basic elements of drama, competition, and teamwork, this book is a great introduction to complete literature for children as they enter the first grade (potentially earlier).

Classroom extension: This would be a great opportunity for young children to hold an open dialogue about Willy's adventures, and perhaps act as a means for children to act out the story in a play. ( )
  Ali.Simon | Dec 13, 2016 |
A lot of tears after this one.
  bookofmoons | Sep 1, 2016 |
Of course I read this when I was in teacher-training, and at least one of my sons read it with his class, but I decided to see if I like it on it's own merits, as a reader with my own interests.  And I do.  Imo, it's just as exciting and moving outside the school setting as it can be inside (with the right teacher, like Horrible Harry's teacher).  Concise - lots of powerful ideas in a very short book.  Definitely not obsolete (though it is historical fiction and a few words & ideas might need to be explained). ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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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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