The Poet's Dog

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Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2016
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Audio (0.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100116089
Released: Sep 13, 2016
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ISBN: #9780062570260
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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. "Just what I needed," raves Brightly. "It's a heart-warming story of loss and love that filled me with hope for a better future and renewed my belief in good." 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 homeA??and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of TeddyA??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?

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Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Narrator(s): Michael Curran-Dorsano
Product Number DD28570
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441710451
eBook
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Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Product Number EB00634956
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062292650

Professional reviews

"Narrator Michael Curran-Dorsano takes on the roles of Teddy, the "talking" Irish wolfhound and dear companion of Sylvan the poet, and of 11-year-old Nickel and 8-year-old Flora, the children Teddy rescues from a wintry blizzard. It is the simpatico nature of poets, children, and animals that enables each to understand and talk to the others. As the children spend days with Teddy in the cabin, they come to know the story of the relationship between the poet (now deceased) and his dog and the poignancy of togetherness in times of sorrow, danger, and joy. Given Curran-Dorsano's unassuming narration, there are moments when one forgets whether the speaker is human or canine. While a bit confusing at times, overall, the production has great power. A.R. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"