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The Good Dog

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    excellent book

    This is an excellent book! It has a great storyline and wonderful characters! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

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    The Good Dog by AviĀ  I thought it would be appropriate to post

    The Good Dog by Avi 

    I thought it would be appropriate to post my son's book report for this book.  He was nine years old when he wrote it.  Ya, okay I helped edit it...

    First I have a funny story about this book.  The main character in the book is a black and white malamute named McKinley.  We have a black and white husky named McKinley. While my son, Justin, was reading this book, our "Bad Dog" McKinley decided to eat the book "The Good Dog."  How is that for irony?

    Justin gave the book 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  Here is his review:

    I finished reading an awesome book called The Good Dog by Avi.  The book is about a black-and-white  malamute named McKinley.  It is set in modern day. He has an owner named Jack.  They live in Steamboat Springs.  In the story, McKinley makes friends with a wolf, named Lupin. McKinley is the head dog, and the other dogs support him, except for his rival, Redburn.  Redburn thinks he should be the head dog.
    One morning McKinley woke up and opened the door with his paw.  Someone left a piece of paper at the door with a picture of his greyhound friend Duchess on it.  It said “Lost” and “Reward $200” on it.  McKinley knew why she ran off, Duchess’ owner, Pycraft, was mean.  Afterward, Pycraft planned a hunting party to hunt the wolf because he thought Duchess ran off with her.  He wants to kill both of them.  McKinley knew he must protect his friends.  McKinley found Lupin and told her humans were hunting them.  When the hunters were nearby, McKinley saw Redburn leading them.  McKinley was not surprised.  Redburn did everything his humans told him.  Redburn tries to attach Lupin.  McKinley launched on top on Redburn to protect her.  Redburn yelps because McKinley scratched him.  Pycraft aims his gun to shoot McKinley thinking he is the wolf.  Fortunately, McKinley’s owner, Jack, pushed Pycraft on the ground.  Jacked saved McKinley.  The hunters gave up.  Everything was fine.  McKinley was still head dog.  He didn’t get shot.  Duchess joined Lupin’s pack.  They lived happily ever after. 
    I enjoyed the action in this book.  Plus, most of the dogs were really cool.  I enjoyed that my dog is also named McKinley and looks like the main character.  

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  • Posted December 10, 2010

    Pretty Good Book

    The book was exciting because there were great cliff hangers that got your attention.The book was sad because Lupin got shot twice.Good action because Lupin getting shot and Mikenly took lots of risks

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    In a dogs world

    who doesn't wonder what their dogs do when they run off or if they have enemies and wages. This book takes you into that world of dogs. The human boy is just like an animal loving kid who longs to be like his best friend Mckennzie the dog. I love wolves and dogs so I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    the very good book

    I found this book a great book to comprehend with twists and turns within .this was a high-quality book because it was explicable for all ages and such be a must read 'school obligatory book'.the book starts out with a fundamental winter time scene and turns into a colossal race flanked by staying loyal to humans or being undomesticated 'this story is told from the point of view of a dog that¿s what makes it exceptionally exhilarating'.in the conclusion it¿s a apprehension disclosure that is certain to knock your socks off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    The Loyal, Daring Dog

    This book is about a Malamute (part dog, part wolf) called McKinley and how he takes chances of getting in trouble and taking chances with his life. Will McKinley endanger his life or will he get hurt for the sake of his friends. What I liked about this book was that it had great explanations. This book had good details also. The action, suspense, and the adventure was the best part of the book because it kept me on the edge of my seat. There was nothing that I really didn¿t like about this book. It was slow at first but after a couple of chapters it really picked up. This book is not part of a series. This book reminds me of the movies Iron Will, Eight Below, and Balto. The people who would really enjoy this book are the people who like adventure, who are dog lovers, and people who like snow, wilderness, and wildlife. This book by AVI is just like the ones that Will Hobbs and Gary Paulsen would write. Beware cat lovers, Do Not Read This Book because there are a lot of dogs in it. People with weak stomachs shouldn¿t read this book because of the mentioning of blood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2004

    Excellent, but bad ending

    I LOVE this book, but the ending was disappointing. The boy Jack is VERY annoying, and McKinley and Aspen should've went with Lupin. Other than that it's highly recommeded. A great book for dog and wolf lovers!!

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