Dove Song

Dove Song

by Kristine L. Franklin


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"Two young people take on more than they can handle in this anguished, reflective story set on the home front during the Vietnam War." — KIRKUS REVIEWS

A Minnesota Book Award Winner

"Both a sensitive story of friendship and family problems and solid historical fiction." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763632199
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/12/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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Dove Song 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
vanillamint More than 1 year ago
One of the first books I ever loved! Good for the soul, a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book. I don't read alot of books but i think this book makes you think about what you have in life and what u are expected to do. This book makes you think that you really have it good and everybodu should stop complaing and just live your life the way you have it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The people that have read this book, on average, have rated Dove Song with five stars. I would agree with this, because, after reading this book, I knew a bit more about the Vietnam War. The main family in this book had a father going to the war, and being MIA (missing in action). The mother is very fragile and delicate, so it's hard for her to cope with her husband's 'bad luck.' She becomes very sick, and her children have to strive to save their mother's little amount of sanity left in her. But don't the children have to deal with this, too? I personally thought that Dove Song was intriguing because it was a fast read. In other words, a page-turner. It was hard to put down. The completely realistic action made me feel like I was in the main character's shoes. The author, Kristine Franklin, did an excellent job with characterization. I saw who the main characters were and what they looked like. I recommend this book to all readers out there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of books and this one is definitely one of the best. It tells the life of a little girl and her brother trying so hard to take care of their sick mother. They promised their dad that they would take care of her while he was over in Vietnam. After keeping secrets. poor little Bobbie Lynn is saved by her friend.