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White Fur Flying

White Fur Flying [Kindle Edition]

Patricia MacLachlan

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A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this “elegantly spare novel about the healing power of dogs and love” (Publishers Weekly), from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Zoe’s family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved, and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe’s house is never silent.

The house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn’t even want to try.

Saving dogs and saving boys may be different jobs, but Zoe learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care. They take understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying.

From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, White Fur Flying is an endearing tale of companionship and hope that is “beautifully told, quietly moving, and completely satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1119 KB
  • Print Length: 129 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 144242172X
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (19 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O4TWUS
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,006,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful thoughtful story from MacLachlan 29 May 2013
By PhoenixRider - Published on
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"Don't judge a book by it's cover," is an unnecessary statement as the adorable illustrated cover was what drew me to "White Fur Flying" in the first place. The story is a short, sweet, lightly emotional but full of childhood impact of a scared and lonely boy and the girl and her rescue dogs who bring him out of his shell and back to happiness. Like many of MacLachlan's works, her writing is always insightful and heartfelt, as it is here.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the joy 2 April 2013
By Susan - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love Patricia MacLachlan's books. This book ranks right up with Sarah, Plain and Tall; and Word After Word After Word in the feelings it touches. A child writer, combined with Big Dogs is a perfect combination.
5.0 out of 5 stars My students love Patricia MacLachlan books 4 Jun 2014
By Jamie D. Collie - Published on
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Awesome book, my students didn't want it to end. We started with the Sarah, Plain and Tall and just kept reading book after book:-)
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked the story because of the relationships between the children and their neighbor... 3 Feb 2014
By Team LitPick - Published on
I liked the story because of the relationships between the children and their neighbor and how they managed to get the new rescued dogs and the little boy to begin to trust them. When the silent boy, Phillip, follows Jack, a rescued dog, the dog ends up keeping Phillip safe. I think I like Alice best because of her imagination. She always tells the truth but she often adds a bit more than the real truth.

Student Reviewer: underwood_bcl
Age at time of review - 9
5.0 out of 5 stars White Fur Flying 2 Feb 2014
By Marti - Published on
Zoe's family rescues dogs. They are always kept busy and it is never quiet in their home. Across the street a new family has moved in but the young boy named Phillip is always quiet. In fact he never speaks anymore.

This was such a loving story that I would encourage everyone of all ages to read. Yes, it is more of a children's book but there is a good message delivered. The main lesson I learned from this story is that everyone can change, you just need to give them a chance. It is a short and easy read for those who are not particularly into reading. I thought that this was one of Patricia MacLachlan's better stories. If you are an animal lover, specifically someone who loves dogs, then I suggest reading this book. I also suggest you to read MacLachlan's Newberry Award winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall.
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