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Sounder

By William Howard Armstrong, 1914-

Set in the Deep South, this Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and the poor sharecroppers who own him.

During the difficult years of the nineteenth century South, an African-American boy and his poor family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food and the man grows more desperate by the day.

When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down on them.

This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind an African-American family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face. Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder.

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Publish Date

1969

ISBN

9780064400206


Format: Book
Author: Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-
Summary: Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and through his relationship with his devoted dog Sounder.
Title: Sounder / by William H. Armstrong ; illustrated by James Barkley.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper & Row, [1969]
Subject: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction Dogs -- Juvenile fiction Families -- Juvenile fiction Poverty -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780064400206 (pbk.) 0060201436 9780060201432 0060201444 (lib. bdg.) 9780060201449 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: C Armstrong
Oclc: 24455
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Bib Id: 306047

Format: Book
Author: Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-
Summary: Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and through his relationship with his devoted dog Sounder.
Title: Sounder / by William H. Armstrong ; illustrated by James Barkley.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper & Row, [1969]
Description: 116 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Families -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Poverty -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Barkley, James ill.
Notes: Newbery Award, 1970
LCCN: 70085030
ISBN: 9780064400206 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0060201436
ISBN: 9780060201432
ISBN: 0060201444 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780060201449 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: C Armstrong