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 Shiloh (Shiloh quartet)
 Author: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (1991)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 144 p.,  22 cm.

 BTSB No: 668697 ISBN: 9780689316142
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Animal abuse -- Fiction
 West Virginia -- Fiction

Price: $21.46

Summary:
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to mistreat his dogs.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 5440
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 10329

Awards:
 Newbery Medal, 1992

Common Core Standards 
   CC Maps Recommended Works Gde K-5
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Phonics & Word Recognition
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews
   School Library Journal (-) (00/00)
   Booklist (+)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 The Hornbook

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Booklist - 12/01/1991 *Starred Review* In the West Virginia hill country, folks mind each other's privacy and personal rights, a principle that is respected in 11-year-old Marty Preston's family and reinforced by a strict code of honor--no lying, cheating, or taking what isn't yours. When a beagle he names Shiloh follows him home, Marty painfully learns that right and wrong are not always black and white. Marty's dad realizes that the beagle is Judd Travers' new hunting dog and insists they return Shiloh to his rightful owner, even though they both know that Judd keeps his dogs chained and hungry to make them more eager hunters. Sure enough, Judd claims the dog and greets him with a hard kick to his scrawny sides. Marty worries about Shiloh being abused and makes plans to buy the dog . . . if Judd will sell him. Then Shiloh runs away again, and Marty secretly shelters the dog, beginning a chain of lies as he takes food and covers his tracks. Though troubled about deceiving his family, Marty reasons, a lie don't seem a lie anymore when it's meant to save a dog. The West Virginia dialect richly seasons the true-to-life dialogue. Even when the Prestons care for Shiloh after he is nearly killed by another dog, Mr. Preston insists Shiloh be returned to Judd if he recovers; however, Marty makes a deal with the malicious Judd to earn Shiloh for his own. Not until the final paragraph can readers relax--every turn of the plot confronts them with questions. Like Marty, readers gain understanding, though not acceptance, of Judd's tarnished character. Fueled by the love and trust of Shiloh, Marty displays a wisdom and strength beyond his years. Naylor offers a moving and powerful look at the best and the worst of human nature as well as the shades of gray that color most of life's dilemmas. - Copyright 1991 Booklist.

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