Stone Fox. P.

INFO: Reynolds Gardiner, John.  Stone Fox. P. 1980.

DESC.: To give his grandfather the will to live and save their farm, 10-year-old Little Willy and his dog Searchlight try running the farm, but to make enough money they have to enter a dogsled race against the famous racer Stone Fox. Chapters are 6-8 pages long.

TAGS: dogs, farming, race, grandfather, illness, chapter, p, dogsled, fiction

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Teddy Bears Cure a Cold. K?

INFO: Gretz, Susanna. Teddy Bears Cure a Cold. K?. 1984.

DESC: This book is one of the more believable, complex and endearing of the early readers. Students will identify with William-the-Bear’s well-intentioned “fake” cold, and the love, compassion, tissues and soup that his bear housemates bestow on him – and they’ll squeal along with the drama that ensues when he starts to miss out on a whole lot of teddy bear Fun! It’s also fun to speculate about the weird multi-bear cooperative housing, and to look at all the bear’s neat fur colors and funky accoutrements. (And who is Great Uncle Jerome?!)

TAGS: illness, sickness, friendship, family, colds, curing colds, nasty tricks, snow, easy read