Shiloh

Shiloh

Book - 1991
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When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs

Simon and Schuster
Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see what he can shoot, like some cans lined up on a rail fence. Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer. But one summer Sunday, Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouses -- a young beagle -- and the trouble begins.
What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you? When it is someone else's dog? When the man who owns him has a gun? This is Marty's problem, and he finds it is one he has to face alone. When his solution gets too big for him to handle, things become more frightening still. Marty puts his courage on the line, and discovers in the process that it is not always easy to separate right from wrong. Sometimes, however, you do almost anything to save a dog.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International Pub. Group, 1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689316142
0689316143
Branch Call Number: j AWARD Fiction Nay
Characteristics: 144 p. ; 22 cm

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jessy05
Jun 06, 2017

This is an amazing book!!!

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Erika_W
Mar 13, 2017

For all dog-lovers!! This sweet story is about Shiloh, a little beagle who lives with a mean owner Judd Travers. Shiloh follows Marty, am 11-year old boy who lives nearby, and Marty decides to take the hungry dog in. But how is he going to feed Shiloh while keeping him hidden from his family? And what about Judd?

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Black_Thorns
Feb 11, 2016

I pretty much kinda liked it

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CrystalChen123
Nov 22, 2015

Omg! I am almost done reading this book, so far so good 😀

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rkcraig88
May 29, 2015

A book I loved reading as a kid. Normally, I'm not a fan of animal fiction, but this book not only has a cute beagle, but has some well rounded human characters too.

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lutherabc
Jul 28, 2013

I am reading this with my children for a summer reading program through their entire school and actually looked forward to seeing what happened each time we read a chapter. Also, good for a wide span of ages!

Kati14 Sep 29, 2012

I really liked this story, and read it when i was younger. I totally recommend it.

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Erika_W
Mar 13, 2017

Erika_W thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 11

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CrystalChen123
Nov 22, 2015

CrystalChen123 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_cheetah_3163
Aug 23, 2015

blue_cheetah_3163 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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jingpeterlin
Apr 27, 2015

jingpeterlin thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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orange_kangaroo_27
Jul 29, 2014

orange_kangaroo_27 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jul 12, 2013

red_dog_2836 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Erika_W
Mar 13, 2017

I look at the dark closing in, sky getting more and more purple, and I'm thinking how nothing is as simple as you guess--not right or wrong, not Judd Travers, not even me or this dog I got here. But the good part is I saved Shiloh and opened my eyes some. Now that ain't bad for eleven. ~ Chapter 15

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Erika_W
Mar 13, 2017

Funny thing is, you've got yourself a dog, you sometimes feel like you don't need anyone else.
Nobody else loves you as much as a dog. Except your ma, maybe. ~ Chapter 8

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CrystalChen123
Nov 22, 2015

Marty wants Shiloh which is the dog but Judd which is very bad person owns Shiloh. One day, Marty finds Shiloh and tie him somewhere so Judd or anyone cannot find it. Marty sneaks to Shiloh 2 times everyday to give him food even though he is not suppose to or else his parents will give Shiloh back to Judd and then...

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