My Dog Skip [NOOK Book]

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Now a major motion picture form Warner Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and "Eddie" from the TV show Frasier (as Skip), and produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man).

In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening.  The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures.  A classic story...
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My Dog Skip

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Overview

Now a major motion picture form Warner Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and "Eddie" from the TV show Frasier (as Skip), and produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man).

In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening.  The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures.  A classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America, My Dog Skip belongs on the same shelf as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Russell Baker's Growing Up.  It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

A poignant, beautifully-written account of the relationship between a boy and his dog, growing up in the rural South in the 1940s, by the bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of North Toward Home and New York Days. Line drawings throughout.

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Editorial Reviews

John Grisham
I read the book in two hours. The last chapter brought tears to my eyes, as it has many times since.
USA Today
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Former Harper's editor Morris presents a memoir of his small-town childhood in the 1940s and the dog who shared it with him. (Feb.)
Library Journal
In 1943, nine-year-old Morris first met Skip, an English smooth-haired fox terrier puppy who immediately went to sleep in his arms. From that magical moment of connection ("I was an only child, and he now was an only dog") until Morris left home to go to college, boy and dog were inseparable companions. In this sweetly sentimental if slight memoir, the author of New York Days (LJ 8/93) and North Toward Home (9/15/67) recalls growing up with Skip in the small, sleepy town of Yazoo, Mississippi. Unlike the other dogs Morris's family had owned, Skip was special. He could play football, running the "Statue of Liberty" play, much to the amazement of spectators ("Look at that dog playin' football!"). With a little assistance from Morris, Skip could drive a car ("Look at that ol' dog drivin' a car!"). He could run the 100-yard dash in 7.8 seconds, a world record for fox terriers. For anyone who has ever loved a dog, Morris's loving tribute will be a delightful read. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/94.]-Wilda Williams, "Library Journal"
From the Publisher
"A rich experience all around.... Skip turns out to be a dog worth writing about.... I'd take him home in a shot."  -Bruce McCall, The New York Times Book Review
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Evoking an age of innocence, a young man and his closest companion--a dog named Skip--share adventures during the war years. Written with poignancy and humor. "...Morris takes us back to Huck Finn America..."--Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307558169
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Vintage
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 120,844
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee was published by Random House in Fall 1999.  He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999.


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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    A boy's best friend

    This is the story of a boy and his childhood best friend, a smooth fox terrier named Skip. It relates stories of their many adventures growing up together including run-ins with snakes, giant spiders, even grave robbers, and being caught in a car with no brakes! These two live life to the fullest! This was a good, quick read and would especially be enjoyed by a boy with a love of dogs...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    it was pretty good

    It was a great book I think the movie was a litle funnier but the book was more serious about stuff it was pretty good though

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    Morris delivers once again!!!

    In MY DOG SKIP,Willie Morris once again tells of his boyhood days in Yazoo MS, growing up alongside his pup. The adventures that Willie and Skip went on together during the WWII era are funny/heartwarming. If you are a dog fan, a child fan, a Morris fan, a southern fan, a WWII fan, a memoir fan, or a good book fan, pick up your copy of this book, and the Alcon Entertainment video while you are at it! You will NOT be disappointed with either!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2001

    A dog and his boy

    'My Dog Skip' is a dog story seen in large part from the dog's perspective. Skip grows into an adult dog while Willie is still a child. The movie makes clearer than the book how Skip was Willie's teacher, guiding him through the misadventures of youth. An early scene in the movie shows Skip's first view, from inside his cage, of Willie (rather than Willie's first view of Skip); in one of the last scenes, Skip watches Willie's bus departing for college (not, as in the book, Willie looking back through the bus window at Skip). The boy doesn't lose his dog, but the dog loses his boy. It wasn't until years later, when Willie Morris was himself an adult, that he was prepared fully to understand Skip's lesson about the meaning of loss, and to reciprocate Skip's devotion by writing this memoir.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Awsome book

    Have you read this before? If not you should it is an awsome book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    So far so good

    I am readed it now in my classroom and
    It is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Mebon

    This is stopid

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    I'm really excited!

    I am very excited to read this book! I saw the movie and i loved it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2011

    Never read it

    This looks like a good book! Ill be sure to get it some day!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Old Yeller X 2!

    Great period piece told thru the eyes of a young boy and his relationship within his family and town using Skip as a vehicle of sorts to interpret Love, courage and angst. Really, really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2007

    An American Classic!

    My son has the VHS tape of this and has been watching it over the last few years. Recently, I read him the book, in only a couple hours, then we watched the movie together, and what a great afternoon and evening it was. This book, and movie, make you happy, sad, worried and cheerful. It also shows the adventures and troubles that one has with that very special friend, in this case, a boy and his dog. Read the book, THEN watch the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    Really Nice Book

    I enjoyed this book very much. It's written really well, and I read it in a day! I truly loved it because it's easy to understand and relate to. Practically anyone can read this book and enjoy it. The movie is good as well.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2004

    Its purfect story.

    It;s a little sad. The dad is a little mean. Its a true story. And its a good book for young adluts to read. Kids with the ages 11-101. Its an awesome story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    Tight Book

    This book is a must read.It is nothing compared to the movie.This book takes you back to the 1940's and tells you about a boy with a lovely companion.This book talks about the fun of being a boy in the 1940's and the joys of the country.Especially the food like greens,dressing, and turkey.G2G im getting hungry,but read this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    A great book!

    My Dog Skip is a great book. You will laugh and cry when you hear about the things Skip did.A great book for dog lovers. Also see the movie - a real tear jerker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2000

    I haven't read this book yet

    I have not read the book yet but I am about to I just saw the movie it made me cry in one eye and in the other was a happy feeling the movie was just great I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000

    Took me back to my own 1940's childhood in Ala.

    The book is excellent in humor,descriptive narritive,and convincing historical fact of the times and genre. It is a wonderful story of a boy and his dog growing up in a special time and place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    A wonderful surprise...

    My Dog Skip is a touching book. it warms the heart and soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2000

    If it's half as good as the movie....

    The movie was very sad yet funny. I'm getting this book as soon as possible. In the movie it wasn't a Fox Terrier, It was a Jack Russel terrier. The story really deserves Infinity gold stars and thumbs up. This book is great,why? Because dogs rule!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 1999

    The Best Story Ever Read

    A must read for any dog lover. A story about a boy and his faithful companion. It will make you laugh and cry as you can't help but remember your own special friend.

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