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White Fur Flying



by
Patricia MacLachlan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Margaret K. McElderry
ISBN
9781442421714

Awards and Honors
William Allen White Children#8217;s Book Awards 2015–2016 Master List
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Zoe and Alice’s mother rescues Great Pyrenees, but when Phillip moves in next door, the family realizes the dogs aren’t the only ones who need saving. Author’s note.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

Fic

AR

3.1: points 1

Lexile

590L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Jul 2013

Book Genres


Topics

Rescue dogs. Friendships. Human-animal relationships. Family problems. Storytelling.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Life is never dull for Zoe and Alice. Their mother rescues Great Pyrenees dogs until a new home can be found and their father is a veterinarian. Enormous dogs are always roaming their family’s rural home and white fur is always flying everywhere. When the sisters meet their new neighbor, Phillip, they are left with many questions. Phillip has gone silent. What happened that would cause him to stop speaking? Does he believe that he is the cause of his parents’ problems? MacLachlan shares with young audiences a touching story of compassion, trust, and patience. She weaves the themes of family and friendship throughout the narrative, peppering her well-paced plot with sufficient tension and avoiding an overdramatization of its climax. Like many of the author’s best stories, this one is told simply and gently with touches of light humor. The clear prose, combined with the brevity of the narrative, make the book an ideal selection for young readers, reluctant readers, and animal lovers everywhere. Children will feel satisfied as they discover that both dogs and boys can be rescued, and many will be pleasantly surprised that they can also rescue one another.—Elly Schook, Jamieson Elementary School, Chicago

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Life is never dull for Zoe and Alice. Their mother rescues Great Pyrenees dogs until a new home can be found and their father is a veterinarian. Enormous dogs are always roaming their family’s rural home and white fur is always flying everywhere. When the sisters meet their new neighbor, Phillip, they are left with many questions. Phillip has gone silent. What happened that would cause him to stop speaking? Does he believe that he is the cause of his parents’ problems? MacLachlan shares with young audiences a touching story of compassion, trust, and patience. She weaves the themes of family and friendship throughout the narrative, peppering her well-paced plot with sufficient tension and avoiding an overdramatization of its climax. Like many of the author’s best stories, this one is told simply and gently with touches of light humor. The clear prose, combined with the brevity of the narrative, make the book an ideal selection for young readers, reluctant readers, and animal lovers everywhere. Children will feel satisfied as they discover that both dogs and boys can be rescued, and many will be pleasantly surprised that they can also rescue one another.—Elly Schook, Jamieson Elementary School, Chicago

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