Stone Fox

Stone Fox

Book - 1980
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Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1980
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780690039832
Branch Call Number: J GAR
Characteristics: 85 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Sewall, Marcia


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Aug 29, 2018

Stone Fox is a lovely story about a boy, Little Willie, who enters a dog sled race in hopes to save his grandfather’s farm. When I first read it over five years ago, I was not too found of the story and struggled to finish it; however, now I have a greater appreciation of historical fiction and flew through the book. Stone Fox has lovable and beautifully written characters and paints a realistic picture of what life was like in the beginning of the 1900’s in Wyoming. I quickly became fond of Little Willy, his grandfather, his dog Searchlight, and many of the other characters in this book (including, by the end, Stone Fox). In the end, I found myself rooting for Little Willy along side all the towns folk while he raced. Stone Fox is a delightful story and I look forward to rereading it in the future! @maroonmouse of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

YLPLchildrens Mar 26, 2018

I have read this book three times and all three times I had a box of tissues nearby. Stone Fox is a beautifully written story about the love a grandson has for his grandfather and the exceptional love and loyalty of a dog to his boy. This tender story and unexpected emotional ending will stay with readers for years after they close the book.

Library_Jill Jan 17, 2018

A beautiful story about a little boy who refuses to give up and the dog who is his constant companion. Be aware, though, that this is a "dog book," so expect some tears! Though the book is much shorter and simpler, this might be a good one for those who enjoy "Where the Red Fern Grows" or "Woodsong."

Jun 20, 2016

I read this book with my fourth graders and they all loved it. Although the ending was unexpected and sad, the book overall was good. I wish it didn't end the way it did though...

Jun 14, 2016

so sad,but good. :)

Oct 11, 2015

I loved it!!! Make another one!

Jun 24, 2015

It was a beautiful and sad book. I enjoyed it.

May 19, 2014

Definitely not 1st grade reading level. I recommend it for at least grade 4. They can handle the reading level and the sad ending.

TDSRC2014_GA Aug 12, 2013

Stone Fox was really good. The ending was happy and sad at the same time.

willybilly Sep 11, 2012

This book is on a recommended reading list for 1st graders. The main character is a desolate 10 yr old boy. When his only family, his grandfather, becomes bed-ridden, he fends for himself with his only companion, his tough dog. The story ends with a sudden death of his dog fighting against all odds. It's a beautiful story, but I think the heart-wrenching tragedy will keep any first grader up at night.

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