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Readers question the laws and regulations towards animals with this story of a determined boy and his love for an abused dog. Help students with reasoning and literary skills. Delve into Marty's state of mind by recalling different reasons he has for not liking Judd Travers. Answer multiple choice questions to describe how each character feels. Predict what will happen on Friday when Judd goes hunting with his dogs. Students take the themes from the novel and apply them to their real life by taking a look at the treatment of animals in their hometown. Match vocabulary words from the novel to their definitions. Track the lies Marty tells during the course of the novel in a chart. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:Marty Preston is a typical boy who has a big heart. One day he comes across a stray beagle, whom Marty soon discovers is being abused and his heart goes out to him. As a result, Marty tries to hide the dog from its owner, Judd Travers. In order for him to secretly care for the dog, he must lie to his parents, steal food, and build a pen for the puppy he names Shiloh. Meanwhile, Shiloh gets attacked by the neighbor's big German Shepherd, and Marty now has to face reality, his parents and Judd Travers.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor