Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)

Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)


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Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. I couldn't even put this marvelous and intriguing book down. My only complaint is there is only 3 books in the series. It is a book perfect for hiding under your pillow and reading late at night. it is one of those books you can read over and over again. i absulutly adored it.
Mom99 More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Very appropriate for children specially 5th graders. I read some of this to my daughter and she read some herself. I was excited to see it take place in Minnesota! As I was reading it I guessed from the lake mentioned it was in Minneapolis. This book is nicely written no foul language. Very highly recommend this book.
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It's one of my favorite books! I love it! You should totally read it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Julia Gillian is quite accomplished for a nine-year-old. Thus far she's mastered the art of making papier-mâché masks, spreading her gum evenly across her teeth, and knowing exactly what her dog, Bigfoot, is saying even though he doesn't speak "human." Though she hasn't yet conquered the claw machine at Bryant Hardware by grabbing the stuffed meerkat, Julia keeps her skills sharp every Friday and Sunday afternoon during her walks around the neighborhood with Bigfoot. By far and away though, Julia Gillian's greatest skill is the art of knowing. For instance: she knows what her mother's making for breakfast before entering the kitchen, she knows the newspaper is full of nothing but bad news, and thirty-six pages into her new green book from Quinn Booksellers, she *knows* the story isn't going to end well. Set in Minneapolis, JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE ART OF KNOWING) is a down-to-earth story featuring a precocious young girl's struggle figuring out how to deal with the unsettling realities life (sometimes) presents. A few people might object to Julia's lack of summertime playmates, especially living in a large city; having grown up an only child, though, I can attest to the challenges of ferreting out peers. Alison McGhee gives children an intelligent and determined central character dealing with relatable problems in an honest, straightforward narrative. I'm definitely setting this one aside to pass on to my nieces.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should really read this book. She has a first name for a first name and a first name for a last name. Just like me. My name is Jocelyn Isabella. READ IT OR ELSE!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very unusual in the way that the characters and ideas fit together. I was absorbed in the book and look forward to reading the next book but also was confused on the point.