Our books about dogs were apparently easy to recognize. 🙂
1. Our first book is about a boy who hides a dog that does not belong to him. Although the author has written many books with about a female character named Alice, this book about a boy and a dog is probably her most widely read.
When Phyllis Reynolds Naylor wrote Shiloh, she probably had little idea how wildly popular it would become. Besides winning the Newbery and several other awards, it was made into a movie. She also wrote two sequels, Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh.
By clicking the links to authors names, you can find out more about them and their books. For example, it turns out that Phyllis Reynolds Naylor writes the first draft of her books by hand!
2. The title of this hugely-popular Newbery Honor book relates to a dog that is named after a grocery store. Need we say more?
Yes, the dog in Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is named for the grocery store chain. Like Shiloh, it won the Newbery and was made into a movie.
3. Our third author is also an illustrator. His beginning reader featuring dogs on the go is a classic.
Storyboard artist and writer P. D. Eastman used dogs as characters in several of his children’s books. In addition to Go, Dog. Go! (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books), he also wrote I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words and Big Dog, Little Dog.
P.D. Eastman worked with Ted Gesel (Dr. Seuss) in the army during World War II.
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