Monday, September 9, 2013

Stone Fox

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner is our first class read aloud. This short novel is marvelously written, and we are learning so much as a community about good reading and writing strategies.

A Race Against Time! Little Willy's grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life.

Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save the farm -- and Grandfather -- before it's too late?

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