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Love That Dog (2001)

by Sharon Creech

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A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.

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Such a great book! I will probably read it over and over and over. ( )
  elvisneedsboats | Jul 14, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 4-10
Awards: Notable Children's Books Award (2002) ( )
  Koryn | Apr 25, 2022 |
Oddly one of my favorite books as a kid...Probably because I made my mom read it out-loud (every night!) much to her utter dismay! XD
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
Great short work about falling in love with poetry and Walter Dean Myers and grieving for a beloved dead dog. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Is this review a poem
If I break up the lines?

This book
Shows us these questions
Also shows us
How we grieve

I like it
I am not sure if the poet's idea of the boy
Is like a real boy
Or just how the poet hopes boys are.

It is very
To Read

Trigger warning
Dog Death. ( )
  atreic | Mar 24, 2022 |
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Sharon Creechprimary authorall editionscalculated
Flusin, MarieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krief, AnneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Sandy and Jack Floyd
Mark and Karin Leuthy Benjamin
Louise England
Rob Leuthy

all of whom
love love love their dogs

With special thanks to
Walter Dean Myers

and to all the poets
and Mr.-and-Ms. Stretchberrys
who inspire students every day
First words
Room 105—Miss Stretchberry

September 13

I don't want to
because boys
don't write poetry.

Girls do.
Sky was just there in the road lying on his side with his legs bent funny and his side heaving
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