Friday, January 13, 2017

The Poet's Dog

I think for most people Patricia MacLachlan is one of those authors where you love everything that she's written. Sort of like a Kate DiCamillo or Andrew Clements. You know when you pick up one of their books what you are getting into.
I had seen The Poet's Dog pop up on my Amazon recommendations several times. I hadn't purchased it because I honestly don't have time to read. But, a colleague ordered it and I was in charge of unpacking the box. When I pulled it out of the box, I was surprised to see how short it was. Of course, I dropped everything I was doing and immediately sat down to read.

The Poet's Dog is a short but emotional tale. Teddy, an Irish wolfhound, finds Nickel and Flora all alone during a terrible snowstorm. He takes them back to the cabin where he lived with Sylvan, a poet, until a few days ago. The children are able not surprised that they can talk with Teddy and they spend several days in the cabin together, getting to know one another.

MacLachlan weaves several stories together, combining Teddy's past, present, and hopeful future. This is a delightful book for readers of all ages.

The Poet's Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

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