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Hound Heaven
     

Hound Heaven

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by Linda Oatman High
 

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
High returns to Appalachian mountain country and mountain people similar to those portrayed in Maizie in this story of twelve-year-old Silver Nickles. Silver has been pummeled hard by fate. Her family is dead, and she lives in a shack with her grandfather hanging on to her faith that something good will happen. What she truly wants is a dog to love. Before this happy ending can occur, Silver must muster all of her considerable energies and learn to cope with other outsiders in her life. High has much warmth and insight for the characters peopling her world.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-The resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and faith are appealingly captured in this first-person narrative. On the ceiling above her bed, Silver Iris Nickles has stuck pictures of 52 dogs, naming her creation her Dream Dog Display. Her grandfather, with whom she has lived since her parents and baby sister died in an auto accident, calls it Hound Heaven. He has also made it clear that she'll get a dog over his dead body. However, she is determined to change his mind. Silver is a memorable heroine full of life, humor, and determination in spite of a terrible personal tragedy and few material comforts. She is surrounded by equally interesting secondary characters, all of whom insure that life around Muckwater Mountain, West Virginia, will not easily be forgotten by readers.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590782446
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Hound Heaven 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hound Heaven is a wonderful book. It was nominated for state book awards in Illinois and Oklahoma, and was a feature of the Jr. Library Guild. Includes some info about greyhound adoption.