Star in the Storm (Aladdin Historical Fiction)

שּ Free Library Binding Read @Star in the Storm (Aladdin Historical Fiction) ᐥ Kindle Ebook Author Joan Hiatt Harlow ᔵ שּ Free Library Binding Read @Star in the Storm (Aladdin Historical Fiction) ᐥ Kindle Ebook Author Joan Hiatt Harlow ᔵ A Newfoundland dog becomes the focus of a rich man s plot to keep its owner in his employ PW called the novel, set in 1912, atmospheric and briskly paced Ages 8 12 Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.Grade 4 7 Harlow s descriptive prose clearly evokes images of the Newfoundland coast and life in 1912, and she carefully incorporates folklore of the region into her story Maggie, 12, is determined to keep her beloved Newfoundland, Sirius, in spite of a new law that bans all but sheepdogs from this sheep raising community The characters are drawn with a heavy hand and are either evil or good at the beginning Maggie s determination makes her the most interesting and endearing character Howard Rand, the wealthiest man in town, is the villain who champions the law that threatens Sirius s very existence Obvious foreshadowing shows the canine s bravery and amazing abilities to perform rescues from raging sea conditions How convenient that the dog is able to save Mr Rand s older daughter and grandchild from almost certain death when the steamer they are on crashes into some rocks close to shore At this point, Rand mellows, and he withdraws his opposition to Sirius Even his nasty younger daughter, Maggie s nemesis, comes around in the end It s unfortunate that the story and the changes in the mean characters are so predictable Still, in spite of its shortcomings, the book will be a popular choice among readers who love dog stories.Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Star in the Storm (Aladdin Historical Fiction)

    • Library Binding
    • Star in the Storm (Aladdin Historical Fiction)
    • Joan Hiatt Harlow
    • English
    • 05 August 2017
    • 164 pages

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