Shiloh Paperback – Aug 1 1992
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When 11-year-old Marty Preston chances upon a mistreated beagle pup in his hometown of Friendly, West Virginia, he is not prepared for the ethical questions he has to face. Should he return the dog to its owner, only to have the animal abused again? Should he tell his parents? Should he steal food to help the poor creature? Marty's efforts to cope with these questions provides the moral backbone for this story, which is presented in a language and manner that will be understood by third- and fourth-grade readers. The heart and beauty of this 1992 Newbery Medal winner lies in lessons children will take away with them. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
This 1992 Newbery Medal winner revolves around an 1 1 -year-old boy who finds an abused dog near his West Virginia hills home; PW noted that this heartwarming novel should win new fans for the popular Naylor. Ages 812.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Shiloh is a fantastic book because it opens the eyes of young readers, on how dogs don't live happy lives like they thought. They may start looking around for dogs living on chains, and when they see that, they think of Shiloh. They grow up and learn more about the plight of abused animals, and they're the people who'll change the world for pets. I am now 17 years old, and I still read the trilogy over and over, and tear up in many parts. I read this book as a young kid, and I grew up with it. I would highly recommend it to anyone I meet, especially people who are in contact with dogs who are starving and being neglected by their owners.
This book is a must read! The book brings your hopes up so much that they will want to keep turning the pages to see if he gets Shiloh. Shiloh and Marty go on adventures together together to form a great relationship. The reader becomes emotionally connected to the dog. The connection would be so great that it would change your mind about getting a beagle. Beagles like Shiloh can fill your heart with warmth at first sight.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a great author with great respect. Phyllis got into writing about Shiloh because she saw a beagle on the side of the road abused. She wrote first book when she was five. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was so into writing that she quit graduate school to start writing full time. This book was so great that I think anyone would like Shiloh even if they don't like dogs.
Shiloh is owned by Judd Travers, a dog abuser and mean, illegal hunter who drinks too much alcohol.
Ma, Marty's mother, is the first person to find out that Marty was hiding Shiloh. Dad, Marty's father, believes in legal ownership and thinks that Marty should give Shiloh back. Betty, Marty's youngest sibling, annoys Marty throughout the book. Dara Lynn, Marty's middle sister, comforts Marty when he is forced to give back Shiloh.
The story takes place in Friendly, a small, rural community in West Virginia.
Marty comes upon a dog when he is walking by a creek. The dog is in horrible condition. When Marty finds out it is Judd Travers' dog, he knows he must save him. His dad forces Marty to take the dog back to Judd. The second time the dog comes to Marty, Marty names him Shiloh and secretly keeps the dog in a homemade pen.
Shiloh was a secret until Marty's mom found out about him. She tells Marty that if he doesn't run away with the dog, she'll wait to the following day to tell his dad. That night, a German Sheppard jumps over the fence of the pen and attacks Shiloh. Judd finds out that Marty had his lost dog from Doc Murphy who saves Shiloh's life. Judd demands the dog back when he recovers. When Marty is going to Judd's trailor to tell him he can't have Shiloh back, he watches in horror as Judd shoots a female deer out of season. He tells Judd he'll tell the game warden if he doesn't make a deal to sell Shiloh to Marty. Judd tells Marty that if he worked 20 hours for him he would give him Shiloh.Read more ›
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Not that good for young boys to read. The story is kind of hard to follow.Published 18 months ago by Phoenix Niazi
Shiloh was a great book. It was about a dog who lived with this evil man. There wa a kid who saw the dog and he wanted It. One day what thekid does is thinking about the dog. Read morePublished on May 28 2004
Shiloh is a very interesting book. It is the first book in the Shiloh series. The book is based on a kid called Marty who finds a beagle and names it Shiloh. Read morePublished on May 28 2004
I thought this was a very good book. Most people would enjoy the story. It was entertaining and heartbreaking. The best part of the book was the end. It kept you in suspense. Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Brittany Fleetwood
I thought Shiloh was a good book. If you like dogs and rescue stories you'll like this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.Published on May 3 2004
It was a good book becouse it was about a boy who liked a dog so much he would do anething for it. The only thing i did not like is when judd would kick or misstreat the... Read morePublished on April 23 2004
I think Shiloh is a good book because it has some action. I liked the part where Marty was working for Judd Travis so he can buy Siloh. Read morePublished on April 20 2004
I liked the book a lot because it has excitement and dogs. But they should add more action, and should put in more lessons for kids. They talked about Marty way too much. Read morePublished on April 20 2004
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