Sunday, January 01, 2006

Morgan, Clay. The boy who spoke dog.

Morgan, Clay. The boy who spoke dog. Dutton, 2003 [0-525-47159-6]
Jack is shipwrecked and washes up on a deserted island. There was once a sheep farm on the island and the people have left (or died.) The sheep and sheep dogs still live there. To survive, Jack has to befriend the dogs who still guard the sheep. There are also dogs on the island who have gone back to being wild. This is not a cutesy story where a boy speaks in dog talk (so the title is misleading.) In this 165 page book (told by both Jack and one of the dogs, Moxie) Jack learns to communicate with the dogs and they with him. After a long time when someone finally comes to rescue him, will Jack want to leave the island and the dogs. This is a touching tale of survival and friendship between animals and one human.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is one of the best books Iv'e read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your books. Especially this one!

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book was very sad.
it made me cry well reading it.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book was very sad.
it made me cry well reading it.

2:00 PM  
Blogger dylan said...

I loved the book but he didnt have to befriend the sheep dogs.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the book , but he didt need to befriend the sheepdogs.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i liked this book a lot..
and you should make a 2nd book of the boy who spoke dog..
because it like leaves you hagging..
like i started asking what going to happen next? is his going to come back and see moxie?

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo...... is there gonna be another one 'cause I loved it!

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAKE A MOVIE OF THIS BOOK IT ROCKS!

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not the worst book, not the best book

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree, if a movie of the book came out, i'd tottaly watch it...i also loved the book :)

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very cool book. I got so distracked by it.

11:26 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home