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William H. Armstrong
Birth date: September 14, 1911
Died: April 11, 1999
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleGrowing up, I made it a point not to read books that featured a dog on the cover. That cover usually tells you two things: 1) there is going to be a dog that you invariably fall in love with and 2) that dog will die.Recently, I found a few of those dre...
mrscstrickland
mrscstrickland rated it 2 years ago
Reading level and Leveling System: Guided Reading:T Lexile Measure: 900L An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day. When food suddenly appears on the table...
Kim Reads Books About Things
Kim Reads Books About Things rated it 6 years ago
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 13 years ago
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 26 years ago
All I remember clearly about this book is being heartbroken.
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