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Sounder - William H. Armstrong
Sounder
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The Powerful Newbery Award-Winning ClassicA landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father isa sharecropper,... show more
The Powerful Newbery Award-Winning ClassicA landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father isa sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed. Then, one morning, almost like a miracle, a sweet-smelling ham is cooking in the family's kitchen. At last the family will have a good meal. But that night, an angry sheriff and his deputies come, and the boy's life will never be the same.A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064400206 (0064400204)
ASIN: 0064400204
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
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Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it
5.0 Sounder
4.5 stars (upon further rumination; originally rated 4).In short, if the ending didn't feel like a bunch of giant events crammed into five pages, this would have been a five-star book for me. I love a good strong punch to the gut and this one delivers them even before the inevitable. I also really l...
debnance
debnance rated it
5.0 Sounder
One of my favorite Newbery books. A story I want every child, every adult to read. A father (no proper nouns are ever used except for the name of the dog, Sounder) and his family are hungry. The weather makes hunting impossible. The father makes a decision to steal a ham for his children. But he is ...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
3.0 Sounder
All I remember clearly about this book is being heartbroken.
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