Love That Dog

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Love That Dog
Love That Dog.jpg
The cover of Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Author Sharon Creech
Country United States
Language English
Genre Tragedy, Realistic Fiction, Poetry
Publisher HarperCollins (US)
Publication date
Pages 112 hardback
128 paperback
ISBN 978-0-06-029287-4
OCLC 45757381
LC Class PZ7.C8615 Lo 2001
Followed by Hate that Cat

Love That Dog is a free verse piece written by Sharon Creech and published by HarperCollins. It is written in diary format, in the perspective of a young boy who resists poetry assignments from his teacher.[1] The author drew inspiration from Walter Dean Myers' poem, Love That Boy.[2] The book received good reviews[3][4] and was a finalist for the 2001 Carnegie Medal as well as being commended at the 2002 Children's Book Awards.[5][6] The book has also appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list.[7] Love That Dog is composed of multiple short chapters - each chapter is listed as a diary entry. As the novel develops and Jack's confidence grows, so does his literary style. He progresses from short and defiant sentences to more sophisticated poetry.


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