You know how sometimes it seems your longtime and loyal cat or dog is this close to answering when you ask if they want to go for a walk or have a treat? That little animal-lover fantasy comes true in Newbery Medal-winner Patricia MacLachlan's The Poet's Dog. Though listed as a book for readers 6 to 10 years old, these eighty-eight comforting pages are like a warm blanket for imaginative readers of any age. Two children lost in a snowstorm are rescued in more ways than one by a very special dog. Though stranded by a long and fierce blizzard, this little trio battles cold and hunger, while learning about loss and the poetry of love.
A Reader Review by Arline Fleming of Narragansett, Rhode Island