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Shiloh [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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February 1995
From Phyllis Reynolds Naylor comes this unabridged recording of her Newbery Award-winning tale of adventure, courage and love--the timeless and moving story of a dog in trouble and the young boy who would save him.

Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia.  Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to shoot cans from the rail fence.  Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer.

But one summer Sunday, Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouse--a young beagle--and that's where the trouble begins.

What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you?  When the man who owns the dog has a gun?  This is Marty's problem, and it is one he will have to face alone.  Soon Marty will have to put his courage on the line, discovering in the process that it is not always easy to separate right from wrong.  Sometimes, however, a boy will do almost anything to save a dog.
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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 an alternate Hardcover edition.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book April 24 2004
By Ingrid
Shiloh is a beautiful book! Its a true story, and it was made when the author came home from a vacation. During this vacation, she met a female beagle who was abused, and she couldn't get the dog out of her mind. So she created this book. The book became a big success, and the female beagle eventually found a home. In the third book of the trilogy, the back page has a picture of the beagle, looking fat and happy.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh March 11 2004
By A Customer
The book I just read was Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Set in West Virginia. This story tells a tale of friendship. Marty is a character who is helpful to others, especially to a dog named Shiloh. Shiloh is known to be hopeful. Marty wants Shiloh but there is someone holding him back.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Come for the prose, stay for the cute beagle Jan. 1 2004
Reading this book, I had not heard of the author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor before. So I looked her up, thinking she'd probably written a book here and there before "Shiloh" her masterpiece. To my surprise, she is nothing less than prolific. There were already thirty one children's books to her name by the time "Shiloh" was written, and undoubtedly many more to come afterwards (the "Shiloh" sequels alone give one pause). The book itself is good. Not as surprisingly good as I've found her contemporary Katherine Paterson's books to be (yay Gilly Hopkins!) but fine reading just the same. Like many of my kind, I am not a dog book lover. If I hear that there's a book out there somewhere about a boy and his dog, I am probably going to do whatever it takes to avoid reading said book. In this particular case, Naylor has cleverly chosen a breed that is not only sympathetic but adorable. Shiloh is an abused beagle. I suspect that it is not difficult to get kids to identify with a dog that shares its pedigree with Snoopy. What makes the book "Shiloh" itself stand out, however, is not its cutesy factor. Many lesser books have done similar things and few have garnered Newberrys. No, this book introduces a character that I feel is perhaps one of the most well-developed "villains" I've read. Judd, the beagle kicker, is basically a transposed Jud from "Oklahoma" with a little more humanity built into his system. Here we have a man who was undoubtedly abused himself as a child and who now takes this abuse out on the animals he keeps. In time, Judd develops a grudging respect for the boy who wants to own Shiloh so very much. The boy, Marty, is an interesting little devil himself. Here's our protagonist; a kid willing to lie and blackmail in order to get his dog. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars A boy and his dog Dec 18 2003
It is about a boy named Marty and a dog named Shiloh. During this book, Marty sees a dog that is lost and immediatly likes him. He names him Shiloh, because he finds him near the Old Shiloh schoolhouse. He brings the dog home and his parents say "Judd Travers lost his dog". Judd Travers is a mean person, he kicks his dogs! They give him back and a couple days later he comes back and Marty builds a pen for him and doesn't tell his parents because he doesn't want to give him back to Judd. Then his mom sees him and she says she will give him one day to figure out what to do. Then his dad finds out and freaks. Soon the Baker's german shepard comes and bites Shiloh close to death, the Preston's take him to Doc Murphy and he takes care of Shiloh. Then a person tells Judd and Judd comes to Marty's house and yells at him. If you want to find out what happens next read the book. My favorite part of the book is how Phyllis R. Naylor makes the accent perfect for West Virginia. I also enjoyed how she describes the characters. Marty has a nice relationship with Shiloh, one that all kids and up will enjoy. This was a school assignment, but I would still read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh: A Review Dec 3 2003
By A Customer
Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor captures the heart of kindness in her book, Shiloh. The book centers around Marty Preston, an 11-year-old boy with a warm spot in his heart for Shiloh, a shy, skinny, abused beagle who follows Marty home one day.
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to comprehend
Not that good for young boys to read. The story is kind of hard to follow.
Published 2 months ago by Phoenix Niazi
5.0 out of 5 stars shiloh
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 more
Published on May 28 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars A boy who went crazy about a dog
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 more
Published on May 28 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh review for Miss O.
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 more
Published on May 18 2004 by Brittany Fleetwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh
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
5.0 out of 5 stars shiloh
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 more
Published on April 23 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh
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 more
Published on April 20 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh
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 more
Published on April 20 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh
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 more
Published on April 20 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Shiloh
I liked the book a lot because Marty is taking care of Shiloh by bringing Shiloh food every day. Shiloh kept running away from Judd Travers because he was staving him and hurting... Read more
Published on April 20 2004
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