Stone Fox
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Stone Fox   -     By: John Reynolds Gardiner
    Illustrated By: Marcia Sewall

Stone Fox

Illustrated By: Marcia Sewall
HarperCollins / 1983 / Paperback

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Little Willy's grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money for the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life.

Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save that farm--and Grandfather--before it's too late? Recommended for ages 7 to 11.

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Title: Stone Fox
By: John Reynolds Gardiner
Illustrated By: Marcia Sewall
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 81
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1983
Dimensions: 7.61 X 5.11 X 0.25 (inches)
Weight: 3 ounces
ISBN: 0064401324
ISBN-13: 9780064401326
Ages: 8-12
Stock No: WW401324

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John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

Author Bio

John Reynolds Gardiner (1944–2006), who described himself as an “author, engineer, inventor, rock-and-roll singer, door-to-door salesman, songwriter, and Santa Claus,” traveled widely throughout his life. Born in California, he lived in Ireland, Germany, Italy, El Salvador, England, and Mexico. He heard the legend that inspired Stone Fox while in Idaho and it became his first published work. His other works include How to Live a Life That’s Not Boring.

Editorial Reviews

“Gardiner’s description of the race and sudden climax (based on legend) is fast-paced and enveloping.”
“A superb piece of storytelling—without doubt the most exciting and moving book this season.”

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