My Dog Skip

My Dog Skip

by Willie Morris

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613066730
Publisher: San Val
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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Winston Groom

True artistry and exquisite writing... Morris' years with Skip teach us about canine love and courage, friendship and loyalty.
— Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump

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My Dog Skip 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you read this before? If not you should it is an awsome book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'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.
coffeekid1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Willie Morris is an American treasure - one little known by many American readers. His quiet humor and observations on small town life are worth savoring. One of our great modern Southern writers. Recently deceased, his loss will be felt by those of us who treasured his style and imagination.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wanted to love this book, but I came away from reading it wondering what all the fuss was about. A good and gentle story of a good and gentle dog and his good and gentle boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im in 9th grade and im the only child i have a jack russell terrior i live in a small town and everyone knows my dog
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I am readed it now in my classroom and It is good
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I am very excited to read this book! I saw the movie and i loved it :)
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CaptainSteven More than 1 year ago
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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