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Youth Book Discussion – A Poet’s Dog
December 11, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, Dec. 11th 10:30-11:30, Bixby Library Kerr Room
We will be discussing The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan (88 pgs)
Copies of the Book can be picked up at the library. Send RSVP or questions by email to Martha.Sanborn@bixbylibrary.
Description of the book from Goodreads:
From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love.
Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children.
Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home—and they understand him. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone.
As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?