The Poet's Dog Book Pdf ePub

The Poet's Dog

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4.102,069 votes • 496 reviews
Published 13 9 2016
The Poet's Dog.pdf
Format ebook
Pages112
Edition14
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN 006229265X
ISBN139780062292650
Languageunknow



From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love.
Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children.
Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home—and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of Teddy’s words. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone. 
As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?

"The Poet's Dog" Reviews

Jessica
5
Sat, 20 Aug 2016

A charming little fable about children, lost during a snowstorm, who are taken in by a dog. Because, you see, children and poets can understand dogs when they speak, and so Teddy and Nickel and Flora wait out the storm, eating delicious things cooked by little Flora, and hearing stories from Teddy about his person, the poet Sylvan. A wonderful winter book!

Mark
- Seattle, WA
4
Mon, 17 Oct 2016

A moving story about life and death and what lives on. The Poet's Dog is Teddy, an Irish Wolfhound, and he is the thread that connects the past and the present. Through him, the love of his former owner, Sylvan, who gave him words, and taught him to save others, lives on. A slim and meditative book about love and caring for others during hardship.

Carrie
- Austin, TX
4
Sat, 06 Aug 2016

Sweet story about words and the value they have in our lives. Beautiful writing, reminding us of the beauty in a bond with a dog.

Trin
- Los Angeles, CA
2
Sat, 14 May 2016

This is quite...slight. I'm sure a certain type of person would find it profound and beautiful, but that person is emphatically not me.

Laura
- West Harrison, NY
3
Sun, 04 Sep 2016

I have been a fan of Patricia MacLachlan's for many, many years. I truly love her. Unfortunately, publishing this title as is does not do MacLachlan any favor. It is an extremely short volume. Generally that would not be much a problem. However, there is just too much of everything left out. Even a reader with the best imagination would have difficulty trying to flesh out the tale. Several pages were emotional and magical. The best a children's author could hope to achieve. In a way it only makes me sadder for the potential of this title. I think it had a chance for true greatness. Instead it seemed like the very long version of a story submitted to Cricket Magazine. I had a similar reaction to Louis Sachar's Fuzzy Mud. Although I didn't like it nearly as much as The Poet's Dog, it also seemed very incomplete. I don't know if it is a rush from the publisher to complete a project or poor advice and editing. Either way it makes me very unhappy to give a star author like MacLachlan 3 stars. It is an honest review. The cover art by the way is magnificent.

Kylie
- Foster, RI
4
Tue, 13 Dec 2016

3.5/5 stars
This was a nice quick read that held more emotions than seemed possible for such a short book.
I saw this on display at my library and decided to pick it up, it looked intriguing because it was told from the dogs point of view and seemed to maybe be wintery because of the snow. (I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit sort of). Since it was a Juvenile book and less than 90 pages I thought, why not?
The flashbacks to the dog's time with Sylvan, the poet, really added on a bit of depth and tragedy to the story. However I did not cry...I felt sad and a bit taken aback at some parts but no tears. It just wasn't too much substance to get attached to, I guess.
I kept questioning the reality and how much of the story actually happened...(I've read too many books to not think that a twist could be coming up or that everything is imaginary, or something like that.)
I noticed some things...So how did Teddy not know Flora and Nickle's father, if he had gone to class at the Poet's house before, and how did he know about the poem Sylvan wrote, like how long ago was Teddy adopted?... Maybe I'm just missing it, but idk. And how old is Teddy? And is it just a coincidence that Teddy is the same breed and looks just like Ruby's old dog? And how did Sylvan come up with the "prophecy" of the two jewels? Idk? seems a bit sketchy to me but then I tell myself that this story is told by a dog, and how serious is this book? I'm just confusing myself...and none of that probably even happened, and it was just the dogs imagination...Im overthinking everything and I think it is time to stop now.
I enjoyed reading in the dog's POV but pictured him as the dog from UP, a golden retriever. 3.5/5 stars
This was a nice quick read that held more emotions than seemed possible for such a short book.
I saw this on display at my library and decided to pick it up, it looked intriguing because it was told from the dogs point of view and seemed to maybe be wintery because of the snow. (I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit sort of). Since it was a Juvenile book and less than 90 pages I thought, why not?
The flashbacks to the dog's time with Sylvan, the poet, really added on a bit of depth and tragedy to the story. However I did not cry...I felt sad and a bit taken aback at some parts but no tears. It just wasn't too much substance to get attached to, I guess.
I kept questioning the reality and how much of the story actually happened...(I've read too many books to not think that a twist could be coming up or that everything is imaginary, or something like that.)
I noticed some things...So how did Teddy not know Flora and Nickle's father, if he had gone to class at the Poet's house before, and how did he know about the poem Sylvan wrote, like how long ago was Teddy adopted?... Maybe I'm just missing it, but idk. And how old is Teddy? And is it just a coincidence that Teddy is the same breed and looks just like Ruby's old dog? And how did Sylvan come up with the "prophecy" of the two jewels? Idk? seems a bit sketchy to me but then I tell myself that this story is told by a dog, and how serious is this book? I'm just confusing myself...and none of that probably even happened, and it was just the dogs imagination...Im overthinking everything and I think it is time to stop now.
I enjoyed reading in the dog's POV but pictured him as the dog from UP, a golden retriever. 3.5/5 stars
This was a nice quick read that held more emotions than seemed possible for such a short book.
I saw this on display at my library and decided to pick it up, it looked intriguing because it was told from the dogs point of view and seemed to maybe be wintery because of the snow. (I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit sort of). Since it was a Juvenile book and less than 90 pages I thought, why not?
The flashbacks to the dog's time with Sylvan, the poet, really added on a bit of depth and tragedy to the story. However I did not cry...I felt sad and a bit taken aback at some parts but no tears. It just wasn't too much substance to get attached to, I guess.
I kept questioning the reality and how much of the story actually happened...(I've read too many books to not think that a twist could be coming up or that everything is imaginary, or something like that.)
I noticed some things...So how did Teddy not know Flora and Nickle's father, if he had gone to class at the Poet's house before, and how did he know about the poem Sylvan wrote, like how long ago was Teddy adopted?... Maybe I'm just missing it, but idk. And how old is Teddy? And is it just a coincidence that Teddy is the same breed and looks just like Ruby's old dog? And how did Sylvan come up with the "prophecy" of the two jewels? Idk? seems a bit sketchy to me but then I tell myself that this story is told by a dog, and how serious is this book? I'm just confusing myself...and none of that probably even happened, and it was just the dogs imagination...Im overthinking everything and I think it is time to stop now.
I enjoyed reading in the dog's POV but pictured him as the dog from UP, a golden retriever.
Nice story overall.

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