Sounder

Sounder

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Baker & Taylor
Angry and humiliated after his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young African-American boy is comforted by the companionship of the devoted dog, Sounder, and grows in courage and understanding by learning to read.

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This powerful Newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family.

An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day.

When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down.

This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South.

Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.



Baker
& Taylor

Angry and humiliated after his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young African-American boy grows in understanding by learning to read and in courage with the help of his devoted dog, Sounder. Read by Avery Brooks. Book available.

ISBN: 9780060852702
0060852704
Characteristics: 2 compact discs (71 min.)

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May 14, 2013

I know Sounder is considered a modern classic or at least highly recommended for young readers third - fifth grade, but I found the story to be impersonal. I had a difficult time connecting to the characters since Armstrong did not even name them. Although animal stories are popular, the story has to be character driven and this one did not do it for me.

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