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by Phyllis Naylor
Book Report by Dave, age 13, New Jersey USA
Shiloh is a touching story about a young dog who gets
beaten and a boy who finds him and cares for him.
Shiloh is Judd Traver's dog who is greatly mistreated by him.
Marty is the boy who is heroic enough to save Shiloh.
Marty changes a lot during the story mostly by his
responsibility. At the beginning, he didn't do much or want
to do much. At the end, he experienced taking care of Shiloh
and working for him. Marty is a lot like people now and a lot
unlike people now. He is similar to people now because he
cares for animals. People today have groups or companies
that help lost or abused dogs. Marty is unlike people today
because he cares a lot about dogs and some people mistreat
dogs just like Judd did to Shiloh.

Shiloh's main idea is to teach people to never give up on what
you want, no matter how hard it may seem. Marty did this
by continuously working to get Shiloh and he finally got him
at the end of the book. At first, Marty started by collecting
cans to earn some money. By the end, he made a deal with
Judd to work for 20 hours to get Shiloh. In real life, people
must do this everyday to achieve their goals or to get what
they want. Shiloh is not very suspenseful, but held my interest
just fine. This book had many main events continuously and you
knew that Marty was going to get Shiloh. At times it seemed
bleak for Shiloh and Marty, but they pulled through together.
Marty and Shiloh have many close calls, either someone finding
out about Marty hiding Shiloh, or finding out that Marty has
a secret (Shiloh) and gets suspicious.

I really enjoyed this book. I like it because the author makes
you feel happy, sad, mad, and makes you laugh and want to cry.
The best part is when Marty works to get Shiloh back and
does later in the book. He worked so hard for Shiloh and
deserved him. The worst part is when the other dog attacked Shiloh.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs. This book
kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading. I liked
how the author wrote in the way people would think. This is
an important book because it teaches people about how animals
need a chance and that if an animal or someone is being hurt,
then you should do something to stop it.

I think the author could have been a little clearer about Shiloh's
past, although I did get it, other people might not. I don't think
animals should be abused because every living thing has a right
to be respected because everything on Earth has a reason for living.


Santa Paws
by Nicholas Edwards
Book Report by April, age 13, Alberta Canada
I absolutely love the Santa Paws books! I own all five
of them and every time a new one comes out I buy it
right away! Santa Paws is a very touching story because
we found a homeless dog and we took him in also. Then
again, Sneakers, (our Border Collie) doesn't do amazing
things like save families from burning buildings, but we
love him no matter what he does. Nicholas Edwards is
an amazing author and I hope to see more Santa Paws
books out soon! Luv, April


Santa Paws
by Nicholas Edwards
Book Report by Jessica, age 14, England
I love this book. It makes you feel like you are that little
puppy who lost his mother and its brothers and sisters
and is searching for someone to love him. Then he
started to do these good deeds around the town and
everyone who heard of this brave puppy loved him
and in the end he got a family that loved and cared
for him like he hoped.


Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Book Report by Anonymous, Age 13

Billy lives on a farm. He wants two good coonhounds
very badly, but his Papa cannot afford any. Billy works
hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, so eventually he
has enough money for the dogs. He gives the money to
his grandfather, who orders the dogs for him. Billy sneaks
off in the middle of the night to go to town and pick them up.

While in town, other children pick on him, but he stands
up for himself and is helped by the Marshal. On his way
home, he and his two pups sleep in a cave. Outside, they
hear a mountain lion, and the pups bravely howl back. He
decides to name them Old Dan and Little Ann. He can see
that Old Dan is very brave, and that Little Ann is very smart.

Once home, he wants to begin training them. He has to have
a raccoon hide to train them with. His grandfather shows him
a way to set a trap that will catch even a clever coon. Just
when he is about to give up on the traps, he catches a coon.
The next day he begins to train Old Dan and Little Ann. By the
time racoon season starts in the fall, they are ready. On the
first night, his dogs tree a coon in the biggest tree imaginable.
Billy immediately sees that it will take days to cut down. He
is determined to cut it down, because he told his dogs that if
they could tree a coon he would take care of the rest. His
dogs are counting on him. His parents bring him food. His
grandfather shows him how to make a scarecrow, to keep
the coon in the tree so he can go home and eat dinner. When
the big sycamore finally falls and his dogs catch the coon,
he is very proud.

Billy goes coon hunting almost every night. His father
relieves him of his chores, and Billy gives him the money
from his coonskins. Sometimes, coons try to trick his dogs,
and Old Dan gets into trouble. One night, Dan gets stuck in
a muskrat hole. Another night, he climbs a tree. Little Ann
is usually too smart to get into trouble, but one night, after
the first snowfall, she falls through the ice on the river.
Billy barely rescues her.

Billy's grandfather enters Billy in a coon-hunting contest.
He, his grandfather, and his father take a buggy to the
contest. It is filled with adult coon hunters with expensive
gear and beautiful hounds. Somehow, Little Ann wins the
beauty contest on the first day. The other coon hunters
are very kind to Billy. Billy and his dogs qualify for the
championship round. While Billy, his papa, his grandfather,
and a judge are out hunting with coons, a winter blizzard
begins. They lose track of the dogs, and Billy's grandfather
falls and badly sprains his ankle. They stop and build a fire
as day begins to break. Soon enough, they find the dogs,
covered with ice. They have gotten just enough coons to win.
Everyone at the tournament cheers. Billy has also won a
jackpot of 300 dollars.

Billy's mama and sisters are overjoyed. Billy keeps
up his hunting. One night, however, his dogs tree a
mountain lion. Old Dan howls defiantly, and the big
cat attacks. Billy is horrified, and with his axe he
enters the fray, hoping to save his dogs, but they end
up having to save him. Eventually, the dogs defeat
the mountain lion, but Old Dan is badly wounded. He
dies the next day. Billy is heartbroken, but Little Ann is
so sad that she loses her will to live, and dies a few days
later. Billy's papa tries to tell him that it is all for the best,
because with the money Billy has earned, the family
hopes to move to town. Billy does not completely recover
until on the day of the move; he goes to visit the dogs'
graves and finds a giant red fern. According to Indian legend,
only an angel can plant a red fern. Billy and his family look at
the fern in awe, and he feels ready to leave for the town.

Santa Paws
by Nicholas Edwards
Book Report by Brandi, age 13, Canada, AB

I have read this book and I am looking forward
to reading the whole series! Anyone who reads
this book will be truly touched like I was!
It is very sad what animals have been going
through especially Santa Paws/Nick! Santa Paws
is a hero in Oceanport and he always will be! He
is lucky to be known as a hero but the lucky ones
are the people that have encountered him and have
been saved by his efforts! Including the time he
rescued a drowning boy, found a blind girls wallet,
found a homeless family a home (which he needed),
and of course helped a family escape from their burning
home! The ending like a fairy tale, you can
guess what that means! Yes, it's a happily ever after,
I like those endings! Anyone who can read English
should go out and buy it or go to the library and rent it
or one of the series and READ IT! I highly recommend
it for everybody and everyone!

Santa Paws
by Nicholas Edwards
Book Report by Amanda, age 8, California USA

I like this book because it is very cute, I love to
read it every day because it is a lot like my dog.
I like to read it to my friend Bryanna. My dog likes
the book too, she would bark.

by .Jenny Dale
Book Report by Liz, age 9, New Jersey USA

This is the story of a dog that comes to stay at King Street
Kennels. Neil finds that she has been trained expertly! Jessie
is her name. Soon, the kids discover a secret about Jessie's
owner. I think this is a very good book, and everyone should read it.

Because of Winn Dixie
Book Report by Jenni, age 12, Illinois USA

This is a great book about a girl who has just moved to a new
town in Florida. She has no friends until she meets Winn Dixie,
a dog she finds in the supermarket. With Winn Dixie as her new
friend, she meets all sorts of people. Winn Dixie is such a good
dog that he even gets to go to church. One day the girl has a party
and during a thunderstorm, Winn Dixie gets lost. Will she find her
best friend? This book has a funny ending and I am sure that once
you read this book, you will love it.

The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
Book Report by Alina, age 13, Arizona USA

This was a pretty good book. It was about three house pets-
a Siamese cat, a Labrador, and a bull terrier. This book was
about a man who got three pets from people who didn't had
enough money or had to move somewhere and were not
allowed to take with them their pets. Then the man goes on
vacation and asks if his neighbor would pet sit the house pets.
When the neighbor arrives, she finds out that the animals have
escaped through the gate and into the wild. The three pets
soon get separated and reunited in the wild. They always meet
all kinds of creatures and people. They always heading west
and west they always land in DANGER. Will they ever find
home to their loved ones?????


Dogs USA
Book Report by Laura, age 14, California USA

It is about what to expect from a dog. I learned a lot
about dogs and games to with my dog.


Scooby - Doo and the Groovy Ghost
by James Gelsey
Book Report by Stephanie, Age 7, Utah, USA

Scooby-Doo and his friends were trying to save the old Palace Theater.
There was a big guitar playing ghost haunting the theater. The ghost
wanted everyone out! It is up to Shaggy and Scooby to find who is
behind that blue ghost mask.


Star in the Storm
by Joan Hiatt Harlow

Book Report by
Stephanie, Age 7, Utah, USA

This book is about Maggie and her dog, Sirius. Maggie's dog is in
danger. The people in the town have outlawed all non-sheepherding
dogs. There is another problem. Maggie's cousin is sick. I recommend
this book to kids who like action packed dog stories.

Puppy Summer
by Meindert DeJong

Book Report by Stephanie, Age 7, Utah USA

Jon and Vestri are spending their summer with their Grandma and Grandpa.
They all went to get a puppy. They couldn't decide so they took home
all three puppies. They had trouble taking care of all those puppies.
My favorite part was when Grandpa and kids took the puppies fishing.

Chicken Soup For The Pet Lovers Soul
Book Report by Json, age 14, West Virginia USA

I loved this book so much because it teaches you about the good times,
bad times, and sad times about dogs. Some stories make you cry. Other
make you laugh! All the stories are true and are unique in their own way!
I recommend this book to all you PET lovers, not just dog lovers.

Dog Tricks
Book Report by Kelly, age 8, Tennessee USA

I liked it because it tells step by step how to train your dog. It even works
if you do it right. It worked for me. I recommend that you read Dog Tricks.
Don't forget to buy treats!

Shiloh Season
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Book Report by Andy, age 10, Indiana USA

I liked this book because I like Beagles. I have a neighbor who abuses
his Beagle like Judd treats Shiloh. And I would like to buy her.

The Dog Who Rescues Cats: The True Story of Ginny
by Philip Gonzalez
Book Report by Mary, Age 8

It's about a man who works as a construction worker and has an accident.
One of his machines take his arm off and his friend, Sheila, thinks he
should get a dog and he does and later he finds out his dog likes to save cats
with disabilities.

How To Take Care of Your Pet
Book Report by Jennifer, Age 10, New Jersey USA

The book was a big help and I told my mother all about how we should
treat our dog and the things we should do for her and what to feed her
and when. I liked the book because I did not know some of the things I
read about.

WatchDog and the Coyotes, by Bill Wallace
Book Report by Jocelyn, age 12, Ontario, Canada,

I read a book called 'Watchdog and the Coyotes'. The author is Bill Wallace.
The book is about a dog named Sweetie. He is too nice to bark or bite.
Burglars were breaking into his owner's house. Then these mean coyotes were
coming and eating all Sweetie's food. One day he got mad and scared them away
for good. After that, any burglars that came around got scared away. It was my
favorite book.


Water Dog
Book Report by Jocelyn, age 12, Ontario, Canada,

I liked the book because it tells how to train your dog and and gives lots of
information about making your dog a professional hunting dog.


A Dogs Life
Book Report by Stephanie, age 7, Virginia USA

One day a dog was walking with his owner when a dog said, "You are fat!".
The two dogs got into a fight and the owners said "Stop that, this instant!".
So they did what they were told to do. The end.

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Strider, by Beverly Cleary
Book Report by Maria, age 8, Pennsylvania USA

I like the book Strider. It is about a dog who learns to read.

Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
Book Report by Kiri, age 11, Massachusetts USA

I'm writing about Lad: A Dog. I think this book is a great book!! It's true
and that's what makes it so fantastic. There are many stories in here, but I'm
not gonna tell you anything-so you have to read it yourself to find out how
good it is!!

Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Book Report by Joey, Age 12, Missouri USA

In the sequel to Shiloh, Marty still has Shiloh and Judd is drinking because
he gave Shiloh to Marty. Marty has 3 wishes, and one of them is to love him
always. Dara Lynn got bit by one of Judd's dogs and then Judd had a wreck and
broke his legs. Marty's dad took him food. To find out more please read the book.

Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Book Report by Floyd, Age 11, Missouri USA

When the story started, everybody was talking about how Marty got Shiloh
from Judd. Judd was mean and a drunk. Marty had a friend name David and he
spent the night at David's house. In the middle of the night, David put on a
scary mask and scared Marty. That was my favorite part of the story. Judd was
in a wreck and broke his legs. The town helped him by feeding his dogs and
bringing him food. Marty decided to write Judd a letter and at the end of the
story ... (Oops! You'll have to read what happens yourself!).

The Sneezing Dog, by Enid Blyton
Book Report by Si Qi, age 10, Singapore

This book is about a dog which always sneezes and disturbs his owner.
So one day, his owner left him on the roadside and never ever cared about him
anymore. But a little boy saw the dog and adopted him as a pet.

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A Dog's Secret Life
Book Report by Gizmo, Age 13, Mississippi USA

In 'A Dog's Secret Life', a lady goes undercover to see a dog's real life!
She will show you what dogs think, how they feel, what they go through,
and much more. When you realize how much dogs go through, you'll just
about die. I cried a whole lot.


The Invisible Dog
Book Report
by Greg, Age 8, Oregon USA

The Invisible Dog is a really great book. I am sure you will love it. I did.


Ribsy, by Beverly Cleary
Book Report by Tyler, Age 9, Colorado, USA

My book report is about Ribsy, by Beverly Cleary. It is about a dog who
gets lost, and it all starts with a flea. The flea had been making Ribsy itch
under his collar, so his owner, Henry, takes the collar off. Next thing you know...
Well don't ask me what happens. I loved it. I've read it several times. To find out
what happens after the collar comes off, read the book!


How To Train Your Dog
Book Report by RUDY, Age 11, Ohio USA

Hi! I have read a book called How To Train Your Dog and it tells this really
neat stuff about how to make your dog sit, lay down, roll over, fetch, and
stuff like that. Maybe you should try reading that.


The Trouble With Tuck, by Theodore Taylor
Book Report by Melissa, Age 11, Georgia USA

I read a book about a dog named Friar Tuck III. It was about a dog that was
slowly becoming blind and his owner was determined she could do something
about it. Well, she got a guide dog for him, and that's how she saved her dog from
being put to sleep because he was blind. It's a great book called "The Trouble With
Tuck". :0)

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Eyewitness Book of Dogs
by Juliete Lutton-Brock
Random House 1991
Book Report by Matthew, Age 9, California USA

This book has a lot of dog facts. One of the facts is that dogs have
a strong sense of smell. I found another interesting fact about a dog's eyes.
"Inside a dog's upper and lower eyelid there is a third eyelid which protects
the eye from dirt and dust".

My favorite part is the facts about wolves. I used a lot of facts from the book
when I wrote my wolf book report. I recommend this book for kids
ages 6-18 years old. I give this book a rating of 6 out of 6 stars.


The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy
Book Report by Abigail, Age 7, Connecticut USA

The puppy searched for a boy. And then he found a boy!!


Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
Book Report by Alex, 5th grade, California USA

Billy was setting up camp in a cave on the way home from town. He started
to build a fire to eat with his pups. When he went to sleep, he woke up because a
mountain lion screamed. Then he went back to sleep. When he got home,
he told his family everything. He trained his dogs night and day. And when
the big hunting day opened, Billy was ready.


by Reynolds Naylor
Book Report by Jennifer, 5th grade, California USA

The book I read was a real interesting one. It was about a dog who had
an owner abuse him. The dog wanders over to where a boy named Marty lives.
Marty gets attached to the dog and when the dog's owner asks the boy if
he's seen his dog, Marty says no.

Marty keeps Shiloh in a pen as a secret until his mom finds out.
Then a German Shepherd tears Shiloh up and he has to go to the doctor.
Judd Travers finds out and wants his dog back by Sunday.

When Sunday comes around, Marty is going to tell Judd that he's not
going to give Shiloh back. On his way to Judd's house, Marty sees Judd shoot
a doe in the forest. Because the deer is shot out of season, they make a bargain.
The boy will work twenty hours for Judd. Then Judd will give Shiloh to Marty,
or will he???


by Beverly Cleary
Book Report by Sara, 5th grade, California

The book was about Leigh finding a dog on the beach. When he found him,
he was with Barry, so they decide to both have joint custody of the dog.
They decide to name the dog Strider. Barry and Leigh got in a fight soon
after they found Strider. Barry ended up having full custody of Strider.
When they made up, they both had joint custody of Strider again until Barry
decided to give him to Leigh because he bothered Barry's pet cats too much.
So in the end...(sorry, you'll have to read the end yourself!)


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