Author(s): Sharon Creech
Slowly Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.
A Carnegie honor winning novel by multi-award winning author A brilliant story set in the classroom with a wonderfully inspiring teacher
LA Carnegie Medal 2002 and
Carnegie Medal 2002
'A beautiful wonderful lovely little book.' Geraldine McCaughrean 'I really loved this one - so original and funny and touching. It's completely captivating ...' The Independent 'A touching account of a boy's new-found love of poetry. Readers can't fail to be affected by this lovely tale.' The Guardian ' life-enhancing.' Financial Times
Publishers’ Weekly in the US called it “an ingenious homage to the power of poetry and those who write it”. NZ’s National Radio reviewer said: “Love that book!”
Sharon Creech lives in the USA. She is the recipient of all the major children's book awards including the Newbery Award and the Carnegie Medal which she won with Ruby Holler.