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Publisher Comments:

Set in the Deep South, this Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and the poor sharecroppers who own him.

During the difficult years of the nineteenth century South, an African-American boy and his poor family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food and 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 on them.

This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind an African-American family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face. Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder.

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Synopsis:

A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.

About the Author

William H. Armstrong grew up in Lexington, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. He taught ancient history and study techniques at the Kent School for fifty-two years. Author of more than a dozen books for adults and children, he won the John Newbery Medal for Sounder in 1970 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060201432
Other:
Barkley, James
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Barkley, James
Author:
Armstrong, William H.
Author:
by William H Armstrong and James Barkley
Author:
Armstrong, William Howard
Author:
Barkley, James
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19691008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.42x5.86x.62 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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