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Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas

by Gary Paulsen

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This book contains three novellas about young adults facing tough family situations. I really enjoyed it because it offered a different point of view of childhood, and there was nothing stereotypical about it. Paulsen let us experience emotion as the characters, so it wasn’t as if we were looking down into their lives; we were living right along with them. The first and last story were my favorites, but overall this is worth a read. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
Grim, moving stories about young people in desperate circumstances finding ways to survive their lots in life. Real, vivid and raw. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Heart wrenching, this book will stay with you ( )
  WetheReaders | Mar 11, 2013 |
Heartbreaking, must read for everyone of all ages. ( )
  WetheReaders | Mar 2, 2013 |
Three kids – Jake, Jo, and Jamie – are from unstable environments. These kids, who basically raise themselves, find joy in art and dogs. While Jake, Jo, and Jamie can’t easily change their worlds, they can find the courage to move forward. Gary Paulsen, the author The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong, is a Newbery Honor winner. ( )
  westfargolibrary | May 16, 2012 |
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Meet Jake who lives in a neighborhood controlled by street violence and fear. He meets a sculptor across the street, and his eyes are opened to another world.  Or Jojo,who's closer to her three dogs than to her foster family. When Jojo tries to help another girl who needs a friend, the dogs know what to do.  Or Jamie, Erik, and Grandpa, who make up an unusual family.

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"In these three novellas, Gary Paulsen explores how children can survive the most difficult circumstances through art and the love of dogs"--Provided by publisher.

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