The Good Dog

The Good Dog

by Avi
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book!! I read it over and over again The plot is fantastic, and It's a great book for anybody who would want to see through a dog's perspective. I really liked how McKinley referred to the TV as a 'glow box' and the books as 'staring papers'! I'll never look at my dogs the same after I read this! You'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book! It has a great storyline and wonderful characters! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book. I garentee If you read this book you well love it just when you read the first page. Avi the Aouther writes amazing books. If your a dog or aniaml lover this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read it three or five times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 They are trying to find a dog name Duchess. They are having trouble finding her in the forest. It’s about a dog that ran away from her owner and Mckinley finds her and she tells him that she don’t want to go back to her owner. Mckinley is making sure that none finds her. The Good Dog is a good book to read because its wondering where Duchess went and they can’t find her and she ends up living with the wolf her entire life. She didn’t like her owner so she ran away and hide for her life so she won’t go back to her bad owner. Duchess ran away from her owner and Mckinley found her and talked to her. But she is going to stay with the wolf. The wolf need a bigger pack cause her pack was losing wolf’s so the lead wolf went out to see if she can find some dogs who want to be in her pack.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
The Good Dog by Avi  I thought it would be appropriate to post my son's book report for this book.  He was nine years old when he wrote it.  Ya, okay I helped edit it... First I have a funny story about this book.  The main character in the book is a black and white malamute named McKinley.  We have a black and white husky named McKinley. While my son, Justin, was reading this book, our "Bad Dog" McKinley decided to eat the book "The Good Dog."  How is that for irony? Justin gave the book 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  Here is his review: I finished reading an awesome book called The Good Dog by Avi.  The book is about a black-and-white  malamute named McKinley.  It is set in modern day. He has an owner named Jack.  They live in Steamboat Springs.  In the story, McKinley makes friends with a wolf, named Lupin. McKinley is the head dog, and the other dogs support him, except for his rival, Redburn.  Redburn thinks he should be the head dog.      One morning McKinley woke up and opened the door with his paw.  Someone left a piece of paper at the door with a picture of his greyhound friend Duchess on it.  It said “Lost” and “Reward $200” on it.  McKinley knew why she ran off, Duchess’ owner, Pycraft, was mean.  Afterward, Pycraft planned a hunting party to hunt the wolf because he thought Duchess ran off with her.  He wants to kill both of them.  McKinley knew he must protect his friends.  McKinley found Lupin and told her humans were hunting them.  When the hunters were nearby, McKinley saw Redburn leading them.  McKinley was not surprised.  Redburn did everything his humans told him.  Redburn tries to attach Lupin.  McKinley launched on top on Redburn to protect her.  Redburn yelps because McKinley scratched him.  Pycraft aims his gun to shoot McKinley thinking he is the wolf.  Fortunately, McKinley’s owner, Jack, pushed Pycraft on the ground.  Jacked saved McKinley.  The hunters gave up.  Everything was fine.  McKinley was still head dog.  He didn’t get shot.  Duchess joined Lupin’s pack.  They lived happily ever after.    I enjoyed the action in this book.  Plus, most of the dogs were really cool.  I enjoyed that my dog is also named McKinley and looks like the main character.  
Maxeyn More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in elementary and looking back, it still is my most memorable book that I'd ever had the chance of reading.
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mabellMM More than 1 year ago
It was grate because there was a lot of action like when McKinley jumped through the window at the loge on the hill! It was emotional because Sullivan shot Lupin. There was lots of action like when at the end of the book McKinley is running towards the bolders,he sees Pycraft and Pycraft almosts shoots him.
nbela More than 1 year ago
sad, The Good Dog is sad because a wolf is the last of her pack and might get killed. action packed,The Good Dog is action packed because there are guns and hunters. funny,The Good Dog is funny because lot's of stuff happens.
neng More than 1 year ago
The good dog is a outstanding book because there lots of exciting parts.Like when Dutchess was in trouble. The good dog is dramatic because it was dramatic when Lupin got shot.Plus when McKinley saw the hunters and tried to save Lupin. The good dog is a emotional because it was so emotional seeing McKinley being so stressed.Plus when I said it was dramatic Lupin got shot and when and when McKinley saw the hunters and tried to save Lupin.
mesit More than 1 year ago
The book was exciting because there were great cliff hangers that got your attention.The book was sad because Lupin got shot twice.Good action because Lupin getting shot and Mikenly took lots of risks
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Hawesky More than 1 year ago
The Good Dog is a book, who's main character is a dog. What I thought was interesting and Unique about this book was that it was written from the dogs point of view. The dog (Mckinley) doesn't understand everything that goes on around him, including humans speach. Mckinley ends up getting into a huge mess, that puts him and his owner into danger; and along with the mess and danger Mckinley is strongly disliked by other dogs in the community, and he has to put up with all the extra mishap. I have reread this book a billion times and it never gets old, I could probably say every word in the book in order as if it were my name!
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otulissa More than 1 year ago
who doesn't wonder what their dogs do when they run off or if they have enemies and wages. This book takes you into that world of dogs. The human boy is just like an animal loving kid who longs to be like his best friend Mckennzie the dog. I love wolves and dogs so I enjoyed this book.
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Witchcraft10210 More than 1 year ago
this book is great and that's coming from me an average 11 year old girls who loves to read. Anyone who loves dogs will love this book. It'll impress anyone who loves adventure, loyalty, and dogs. Once you read this book you wont get enough of it.
book_lover_4evr More than 1 year ago
I would recommed this book to a friend because it's loving, caring and has a lot of adventures. My friends wuold love this touching story. Also any animal lover would love this heart warming story about a true hero. It's such a great book you may want The Good Dog 2!!! I like this book because McKinley (the dog) and Aspen (his girlfriend) help Lupen (the wolf and Duchess (the greyhound) to thier freedom. They help Lupen by hiding her from the people who wanted to kill her and help Duchess escape from her owner. Also McKinley sends a message to the dogs and told them that Lupen needs some dogs in her pack because some of her members were dead. So some dogs excepted the message and joined Lupen's pack. So what McKinley and Aspen did was amazing. I might read more books from Avi. When I was in 6th grade I read a book called Crispen. It was about a boy who everybody hated him so much. Until a man named Bear changed his life. So I might read more books from Avi and I hope there are new.
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