Love That Dog

  • by Sharon Creech
  • Narrated by Scott Wolf
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it, and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments, and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say. With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course...a dog.

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What the Critics Say



Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children's Literature, 2002
"Readers will love that dog, and this book." (Publishers Weekly)
"Creech has created a poignant, funny picture of a child's encounter with the power of poetry....This book is a tiny treasure." (School Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Quirky, fun, and effective

This fun little book made me thankful for teachers like the fictional Mrs. Stretchberry who inspire their students. Scott Wolf's narration is perfect and really helps make it work.
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- Eric

Audio weakness

Narrator was okay - no exceptional. There was a real problem with the volume level. I've never experienced this problem before with Audible. I had to turn my car radio to full volume, and it still was not loud enough. Strange.
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- K. Stiffler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio