Hurry Home, Candy

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Hurry Home, Candy
Hurry Home, Candy cover.jpg
First edition
Author Meindert DeJong
Illustrator Maurice Sendak
Country United States
Language English
Genre Realistic fiction
Published 1953 Harper & Row
Media type Print
Pages 256
Awards Newbery Honor
ISBN 978-0060214869

Hurry Home, Candy by Meindert DeJong is a children's novel about a dog. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the book was first published in 1953 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1954.[1] It regularly appears on public library and school reading lists.[2][3][4]

Plot summary[edit]

Hurry Home, Candy tells the story of a young dog named Candy, chronicling his life through several traumatic and joyful events. Told from the dog's perspective, the reader experiences Candy's separation from his mother and being brought to a cold kitchen floor with the ever-present threat of being hit with a broom. Later in the story, Candy becomes a beloved pet to two small children, only to later become separated from them. His quest to survive and be re-united with his new family constitutes the rest of the narrative.

Reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews said "we are those things with him, quite stricken with his near tragedy and overjoyed when he finds happiness at last."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ Lorrae Jaderberg. "Children's Reading List Key Stage 2: Year 3 (7-8yrs)" (PDF). www.stanwellfields.surrey.sch.uk. Educating Together and Stanwell Fields Church of England Primary School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Grades 3 & 4". www.mtlebanonlibrary.org. Mt. Lebanon public Library. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Accelerated Reader Level 6 Sorted By Reading Level". www.elkin.k12.nc.us. Elkin City Schools. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hurry Home Candy". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. Retrieved 14 June 2015.