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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

Book Summary

Willy and his grandfather look after their potato farm, until Grandfather becomes sick and Willy has to find enough money to keep the land.  Will he and his dog Searchlight find a way to look after Grandfather and stay together?

Stone Fox book cover
Stone Fox

Book Review

This book is short and fast-paced, and shows the determination of a young person in a difficult situation. There is a death of a character in this book. A heartbreaking, surprising death, for which you may need Kleenex.

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If your teacher doesn't know, you ask me.  If I don't know, you ask the library.  If the library doesn't know, then you've got yourself a really good question!
p. 23

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Dogsled Racing
  • Farm Life
  • Responsibility; Determination
  • Growing Up

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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