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The poet's dog

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From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love.

3 starred reviews. "Just what I needed," raves Brightly. "It's a heart-warming story of loss and love that filled me with hope for a better future and renewed my belief in good."

Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children.

Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home--and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of Teddy's words. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone.

As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?

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Full title poet s dog
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subject_facet Blizzards -- Fiction, Blizzards -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Blizzards -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Human-animal communication -- Fiction, Human-animal communication -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction, Poets -- Fiction, Poets -- Fiction -- Juvenile sound recordings, Poets -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The poet's dog
title_full The Poet's Dog, The poet's dog / Patricia MacLachlan
title_short The poet's dog
topic_facet Blizzards, Brothers and sisters, Dogs, Human-animal communication, Human-animal relationships, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Loss (Psychology), Poets