The Boy Who Spoke Dog

The Boy Who Spoke Dog

by Clay Morgan


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The Boy Who Spoke Dog by Clay Morgan

When Jack washes up on a mysterious island after a deadlystorm, there's no one to help him, except for the dogs. The sheepdogs on the island have eyes that speak right to Jack's heart, especially one dog—Moxie. But when angry beasts called fangos threaten to destroy the island, Jack and his companions must fight to save it. Once the battle ends, Jack is changed. Will he ever be the same again? Told from Jack's and Moxie's points of view, this adventure reveals how loyalty between boy and dog becomes a means for survival and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142403433
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/02/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 470,201
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Clay Morgan grew up a free-range child in Idaho, where summers had one rule: Be home by dark. After college, he became a Forest Service smokejumper, parachuting to fight wildfires in the western US and Alaska. He married his college sweetheart, astronaut Barbara Radding. Their sons, Adam and Ryan, helped Morgan write his middle-grade novel, The Boy Who Spoke Dog. He has also published several adult novels, including Aura and Santiago and the Drinking Party. Morgan has been awarded the NASA Public Service Medal, Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and was an Idaho Writer in Residence. He teaches creative writing at Boise State University.

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Boy Who Spoke Dog 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 11 years old and most books sort of bore me. This book was outstanding! I can't wait to read the next one, The Boy Who Returned From the Sea. I wish these books would be made into movies!!!!
SilentFox21993 More than 1 year ago
When I decided to read this book, I noticed that it was intended for an audience younger than myself, and that almost detered me from reading it. I'm glad it didn't. This is by far my favorite book, and I am trying to get ahold of another copy, and it's sequel which I have not yet read, but I am sure it will be as great as the first one. Jack makes a good main character from the human point-of-view, and Moxie is so loveable, and not just because she is a Border Collie (I LOVE Border Collies). It is an original read, and the dogs' views on humans make humans have second thoughts about their furry friends and their views on us. I look forward to reading it again and again, as it is that kind of book. It is not a long read for the people who are not very fond of reading, and is definently worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a huge waste of time. The plot was flimsy and pointless, the ending was pathetic, and overall, I want a refund for my wasted time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1 day because it was really great. It was emotional in the end and I can't wait for the next one. Really! The way it was written, and the way it showed the dogs point of view and the boys point of view was really cool. The end of the story was left open for a sequel, but I haven't found out if there is one. But I sure hope so!
HD-HD More than 1 year ago
This book started to bore me at the beginning, im 11 and yet im into books such as intensity by Dean Koontz. This book wasnt that bad, but it was a class assignment, i didnt get to choose what i read. I really didnt like the book that much because it really was that exciting, in fact, the details somewhat bored me and put me to sleep on some nights. I think that more detail, a little more scary or frightening and alot more action!!!! But i didnt really read all of this book i was just looking for a nice summary to give me the idea for my report,so thanx! and any more questions look me up