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John Reynolds Gardiner s classic action packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for than thirty years This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in gradesto , especially during homeschooling It s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroomBased 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 raceExciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children s Book


10 thoughts on “Stone Fox

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    I honestly have not gottenwhiplash like that in years The First 95% Me This is a classic novel A book to be read with dignity and grace Young William needs to save the farm, the crops and above all, his grandfather Also me They call him Little Willyuncontrollable gigglesThe Last 5% What The Absolute Hell.That was NOT how you do a book The Summary Little Willy s grandfather gives up on life Willy holds down the farm, brings in the crops and cares for his depress I honestly have not gottenwhiplash like that in years The First 95% Me This is a classic novel A book to be read with dignity and grace Young William needs to save the farm, the crops and above all, his grandfather Also me They call him Little Willyuncontrollable gigglesThe Last 5% What The Absolute Hell.That was NOT how you do a book The Summary Little Willy s grandfather gives up on life Willy holds down the farm, brings in the crops and cares for his depressed grandfather all at the tender age of ten, with the help of his faithful dog, Searchlight.The farm is going under Grandfather hasn t paid taxes in years and the only way Little Willy can come up with the money is to enter himself and Searchlight into a dog sled race Stone Fox, an Indian who races dogs, also entered Will Willy win Or will Willy lose the farm My issue s I m so angry with the author about that ending It was about a 2.5 star book pretty bland writing, characters telling rather than showing, and a fairly unbelievable plot ten year old handles an entire farm in his own really And then we get to that shit ending I m beyond furious with the author Willy should be locked up for animal abuse view spoiler Willy ran Searchlight so hard and long for the race that the dog s heart burst.It was made out to be this big grand gesture Searchlight loved Willy so much that she gave her life But once you take the romanticism that the author tried to throw at the story, the ten year old forced his ill prepared dog into a race she could not handle And she died because of it hide spoiler It was disgusting.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading


  2. Sheri Sheri says:

    Oh, that ending As you read you know how you want it to end, and then you think you know how it will end, and the moment arrives and your heart just stops A story of love, courage, community, and determination building in gradual suspense towards its emotional end.


  3. Werner Werner says:

    Note, Dec 6, 2019 I edited this just now to correct a minor typo.My oldest grandson Philip age 10, the same age as Willy, the protagonist of this very short kid s chapter book is an avid reader who reads above grade level, an interest I obviously encourage He recently read this book himself, and was excited about it enough to want to share his copy so I could read it too Being about to be between books anyway, and being interested in connecting with him in a shared reading experience, I ag Note, Dec 6, 2019 I edited this just now to correct a minor typo.My oldest grandson Philip age 10, the same age as Willy, the protagonist of this very short kid s chapter book is an avid reader who reads above grade level, an interest I obviously encourage He recently read this book himself, and was excited about it enough to want to share his copy so I could read it too Being about to be between books anyway, and being interested in connecting with him in a shared reading experience, I agreed It proved to be a very quick read an adult could read it inside of a half hour It has 81 pages, but they re small pages with relatively large text and wide margins, and lots of black and white illustrations, this 30th anniversary edition reproducing the original ones by Marcia Sewall The deceptively simple but extremely emotionally evocative story was suggested to Gardiner by an actual legend handed down in the area, though vague on names and dates no date is given in the book, though the details suggest the late 19th century Jackson, Wyoming is a real town and the annual sled dog race depicted here is also a real event it was apparently the precursor of today s International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, though the modern race covers a much wider area in two states Gardiner tells his story with skill, and with an economy of words His vocabulary and diction should be well within the command of intelligent middle school kids, but the style doesn t have a feeling of being condescending The characters are easy to like and care about, the stakes in the conflict are high, and the narrative pace perfect for sustaining tension As short as the book is, it won t bore adult readers I responded to the story line basically the same way any reader, young or old, would.In some ways, the premise here is similar to that of the later Disney movie for adults, Iron Will, though the two story lines and the settings and exact circumstances are different The idea that Willy s beloved 10 year old sled dog Searchlight could be a serious contender in a race like this isn t implausible Gardiner ably brings out the facts that she was extremely fast and that both dog and boy knew the course well and ran it frequently, while he also makes the points that a one dog sled is lighter and less awkward to handle than thecumbersome outfits of the adult mushers and their teams It s impossible to fully understand the emotional impact of the book without a spoiler view spoiler Searchlight dies near the finish line, her heart failing her at last from the exertion though the result lifts the story into something other than pointless tragedy hide spoiler There are those who wouldn t favor letting kids read this, and would brand it as part of the Marquis de Sade school of children s literature It was hard for me to take, and I m 63 But it might also be said that constantly shielding children from the reality of tragedy in the world may produce children and later, adults who don t handle the reality of a tragic world very well


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    My nine year old assigned this book to me We are gettingof that of lateshe is unimpressed by my reading piles and I love that she wants to share the books she enjoys with me This was a book her third grade teacher read aloud to the class this year It s based on a legend that may be true but may not be , and I think reading it aloud is just the way to read it It s almost too short for me to count here I would have read it in one sitting if not for the fact that it was late at nig My nine year old assigned this book to me We are gettingof that of lateshe is unimpressed by my reading piles and I love that she wants to share the books she enjoys with me This was a book her third grade teacher read aloud to the class this year It s based on a legend that may be true but may not be , and I think reading it aloud is just the way to read it It s almost too short for me to count here I would have read it in one sitting if not for the fact that it was late at night and I couldn t stay awake any longer.Not a bad book, and I m guessing it transcends the gender line Little Willy is one tough kid, and who doesn t want a dog like Searchlight Beyond that, though, is the underlying story of love and hope For me, this was a story about how we can learn from the children in our lives, and it s a reminder of Jesus s admonition to be like children


  5. Seahee Park Seahee Park says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At first, I thought this will be just another little sweet and happy ending story, which is all time Americans favorite like all the Disney stories But as I read through, I was in such a shock I couldn t even think straight Poor little Willy and Searchlight going through the toughest time of their lives without anyone s help was just pitiful enough But the most shockingly, when searchlight s heart just bursted and died instantly right before finishing his race, my brain felt like it burste At first, I thought this will be just another little sweet and happy ending story, which is all time Americans favorite like all the Disney stories But as I read through, I was in such a shock I couldn t even think straight Poor little Willy and Searchlight going through the toughest time of their lives without anyone s help was just pitiful enough But the most shockingly, when searchlight s heart just bursted and died instantly right before finishing his race, my brain felt like it bursted as well The way Gardiner wrote the book about the race was so compelling and intensive that I couldn t stop reading a line after another After finishing the book, this shocking yet touching story was not forgetable So I told this story to my mother and sister and they were touched and actually cried by the story just from listening to me Even still now thinking about it gives me a strange feeling inside


  6. BernLuvsBooks BernLuvsBooks says:

    I have read this book 3 times once with each of my daughters and now with my 2nd grade students and each time I am a complete emotional wreck by the end This short chapter book really tugs at the heartstrings and leaves so much to feel and discuss.


  7. Emily Beeson Emily Beeson says:

    Book Review Stone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerI read this book aloud to my kids today, and let me tell you I was a blubbering fool I used to roll my eyes and laugh when my mom cried at emotional stories Now I m her Except this time, Bubs nearly 7 wasn t rolling his eyes He was crying, too.Are you familiar with this very short chapter book Here s a brief overview Little Willy may only be ten, but that doesn t mean he can t run a potato farm His grandfather has become very ill Willy is Book Review Stone Fox by John Reynolds GardinerI read this book aloud to my kids today, and let me tell you I was a blubbering fool I used to roll my eyes and laugh when my mom cried at emotional stories Now I m her Except this time, Bubs nearly 7 wasn t rolling his eyes He was crying, too.Are you familiar with this very short chapter book Here s a brief overview Little Willy may only be ten, but that doesn t mean he can t run a potato farm His grandfather has become very ill Willy is determined to make everything better by harvesting the potato crop.When that doesn t help matters, Willy discovers a debt that his grandfather owes for 500 Against all odds, Willy enters a dog sled race, where he ll compete against the best racers in the country, including the huge Indian, Stone Fox, who has never lost a race Will his determination and courage be enough As mentioned, this book is a tear jerker However, it spurred great conversation great enough to make me forget I had an appointment , and I m glad we read it together See hundreds of reviews of Deliciously Clean Reads at my blog


  8. Jonathan Peto Jonathan Peto says:

    Though I finished it days ago, this story is still growing on me While I read it aloud to my class, I had a lot of doubts The writing is fine, but I was not thrilled with the story s glumness I don t oppose that, on principle, or in general, but it just did not seem to have a point There were also details that did not float my boat or got stuck in my craw For example, I was confused by the grandfather s condition, very confused, and still am.However, the stunned silence of the children at t Though I finished it days ago, this story is still growing on me While I read it aloud to my class, I had a lot of doubts The writing is fine, but I was not thrilled with the story s glumness I don t oppose that, on principle, or in general, but it just did not seem to have a point There were also details that did not float my boat or got stuck in my craw For example, I was confused by the grandfather s condition, very confused, and still am.However, the stunned silence of the children at the end, the tears of quite a few, and the ending itself, was quite extraordinary Now there are details at the end and throughout I must savour and mull over, such as Stone Fox s actions I m thinking about the entire story because of that ending, and that s a great effect to achieve despite the restraints on word choice, syntax, etc of writing for this age group As I read, I swore up and down in my head, of course that I would not read this aloud again next year, but I ve changed my mind


  9. Donalyn Donalyn says:

    Don, Celeste, and I cried like babies when we read this together, many years ago We still remember Stone Fox as one our fondest reading memories Go, Searchlight, go


  10. Shiloah Shiloah says:

    It started out heartwarming, gained momentum, and the finish brought tears of sadness and happiness to our eyes What a beautiful children s story of hope, hard work, redemption, and family loyalty.