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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.
In the tradition of Sounder and Where the Red Fern Grows comes this boy-and-his-dog story set in rural West Virginia. When he finds a mistreated beagle pup, 11-year-old Marty knows that the animal should be returned to its rightful owner. But he also realizes that the dog will only be further abused. So he doesn't tell his parents about his discovery, sneaks food for the dog and gets himself into a moral dilemma in trying to do the right thing. Without breaking new ground, Marty's tale is well told, with a strong emphasis on family and religious values. This heartwarming novel should win new fans for the popular Naylor. Ages 8-12.
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Not that good for young boys to read. The story is kind of hard to follow.Published 13 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
Shiloh is a great book! Judd Traverse is really mean to his dogs. He whips them and yells at them. Marty, is the kid that finds Shiloh at the Shiloh Schoolhouse. Read morePublished on April 20 2004