I adore this soft gentle book about the poets dog, Teddy. It's so heartwarming and will have you reaching out for your own dog.
A lovely, poignant story. Perfect for poets and children.
"'It may be the most important thing in poetry,' Sylvan tells me. 'Poignancy.'"
This short book is gentle, quiet, elegant, and--indeed--poignant. Heavy themes and feelings are evoked with the simplest of words and events. Moving and joyful.
This is such a heartwarming story. Loved the poetry woven throughout the story.
Patricia MacLachlan again shows her mastery of words. She can create powerful stories in short form. She’s the kind of author who, as a school librarian, want to share with non-readers, the kind that come in and ask for a short book they must read for a book report. Imagine being lost in a snow storm with only a dog, but a dog who can talk and heard by children. This magical story could be read several times and the reader will pick up something new about relationships and caring for one another.
A bittersweet jewel of a book, laced with brief poetry amidst the grief of losing one's companion. Happy ending helped the tears!
A gentle story that describes the love and trust that animals, children, and poets and other certain adults can share. MacLachlan's books sweetly reveal what we may be missing in our lives, and how to find it.
Sylvan, a dog, rescues children stranded in a blizzard, and they find they can understand his speech. Together they forge a new relationship that brings happiness to all.
There is so much beauty & warmth in this short book set in a blizzard. I read it twice because I found the story so moving and lovely.
Patricia MacLachlan brings us a poetic gem full of friendship, loss, and love.
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