Mountain Dog (Paperback)

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When Tony's mother is sent to jail, he is sent to stay with a great uncle he has never met in Sierra Nevada. It is a daunting move—Tony's new world bears no semblance to his previous one. But slowly, against a remote and remarkable backdrop, the scars from Tony's troubled past begin to heal.
With his Tió and a search-and-rescue dog named Gabe by his side, he learns how to track wild animals, is welcomed to the Cowboy Church, and makes new friends at the Mountain School. Most importantly though, it is through Gabe that Tony discovers unconditional love for the first time, in Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

About the Author


Margarita Engle is a Cuban American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She is the author of young adult nonfiction books and novels in verse including The Surrender Tree, a Newbery Honor Book, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Hurricane Dancers, The Firefly Letters, and Tropical Secrets. She lives in northern California.

ALEKSEY and OLGA IVANOV are the illustrators of many children's books, including the Charlotte's Web beginning readers, in which they replicated the style of Garth Williams. They live in Colorado.

Praise For…


“Fascinating.” —BCCB

“A thoughtful and sensitive story that touches on immigration, family, and other serious issues.” —School Library Journal

“Once again, Engle fictionalizes historical fact in a powerful, original story.” —Booklist, starred review on Hurricane Dancers

“The unique juxtaposition of poetry and cruelty creates a peculiar literary tension.” —VOYA on Hurricane Dancers

“Unique and inventive, this is highly readable historical fiction that provides plenty of fodder for discussion.” —School Library Journal on Hurricane Dancers

“Like intersecting riptides, several first-person narratives converge in this verse novel of the sixteenth century.” —The Horn Book Magazine on Hurricane Dancers

“The subject matter is an excellent introduction to the age of exploration and its consequences, showing slavery sinking its insidious roots in the Americas and the price paid by those who were there first.” —Publishers Weekly on Hurricane Dancers

“Taken individually the stories are slight, but they work together elegantly; the notes and back matter make this a great choice for classroom use.” —Kirkus Reviews on Hurricane Dancers

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250044242
ISBN-10: 1250044243
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English