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Hurry Home, Candy (Harper Trophy Books) (edition 1972)

by Meindert DeJong, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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Title:Hurry Home, Candy (Harper Trophy Books)
Authors:Meindert DeJong
Other authors:Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1972), Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:childrens, newbery

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Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert DeJong



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This book is about a dog who goes on many adventures. He experiences being loved and being lost. Even when a few friendly people invite him in at times, Candy keeps moving along until he finds a home he can call his own forever.

This book made me cry. It's so sad to "see" the dog be left all to himself by no fault of his own when all he wants is a home. It's amazing how everyone goes through lonely times like this when all we have is ourselves to depend on. Sometimes it's comforting to know that someone else out there is just like you and looking for somewhere they can call home forever.

In my opinion if you were to use this book in a classroom type setting, it would be best to let the kids take it home and read it whether as a group or as individual, supplementary reading material. I know when I read this book as a kid I liked to go back and reread some of the really exciting chapters just so I could comprehend it all. This would be a good book to use as an example for descriptive writing as well. The author really pulls you into the dog's life without you actually being the dog. Any child that seems to be feeling lonely would probably appreciate this book.
  ksimpson | Dec 3, 2008 |
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The dog was lost. He had no name, and no one to love him. He has only the silent, empty countryside, and a few crumbs and bare bones he could pick up. He had only himself, and he was afraid. Along the way, the little dog found a few friends, people who gave him shelter for a while, but always he moved on -- until he found a place he could call home forever.

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A lonely, little stray dog survives several terrifying experiences, and eventually finds a good home.

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