Bound To Stay Bound

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 Shiloh season (Shiloh quartet)
 Author: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books For Young Readers (1996)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 120 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 668705 ISBN: 9780689806476
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Dogs -- Fiction
 Kindness -- Fiction
 West Virginia -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

When mean and angry Judd, who has never known kindness, takes to drinking and mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 13758
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.90
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 10330

Common Core Standards 
   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 Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/96)
   School Library Journal (11/96)
   Booklist (+) (11/15/96)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (12/96)
 The Hornbook (11/96)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/1996 Gr 3-5-Picking up where Shiloh (Atheneum, 1991) left off, this is a less powerful, but still satisfying sequel. Judd Travers is just as nasty as ever; someone has been playing pranks on him, and he is convinced it is Marty Preston. Worse yet, the man still considers Shiloh his dog. Knowing that he acquired his beloved beagle by blackmailing Judd, Marty worries that he will get the dog back. When the boy asks Doc Murphy if he did the right thing, the Doc wisely replies, ...what's right in one situation, may be wrong in another. You have to decide-that's the hard part. In a love-your-enemy style conclusion, Marty realizes that the only way to resolve the situation is for him to try to understand and forgive Judd.. The moral predicaments are not as complex as in the previous book, but the tension never lags and Marty and his supportive family are likable. Martyr's ambitions for education within the context of his working-class family are nicely handled, and Naylor skillfully develops the character of evil Judd and then makes his final affectionate gesture both understated and believable. This is sure to be popular with both able and reluctant readers.-Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY - Copyright 1996 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 11/15/1996 *Starred Review* Shiloh has belonged to 11-year-old Marty Preston for a month when this gripping sequel to Naylor's 1992 Newbery Medal winner, Shiloh opens. Although Marty has earned Shiloh by working for the dog's loathsome former owner, Judd Travers now wants Shiloh back. What's more, the resentful Judd is now drunk most of the time and hunting illegally on the Prestons' property. Pervading the book is the plausible fear that Judd will shoot or run down a member of the Preston family--including Shiloh--when he's hunting or driving while drunk. Ironically, Shiloh saves Judd's life by barking an alarm when Judd's out-of-control truck runs off the road. Taking a lesson from the research he has been doing for a school report on becoming a veterinarian and training mean dogs, Marty determinedly tries to tame Judd while he is laid up after his accident. Marty leaves food for Judd and writes him letters, working at showing kindness to a man who has never known any. Throughout the story, Marty is haunted by his decision--pivotal to the plot of the first book--to cover up Judd's killing of a deer out of season. Here, Marty learns that decisions don't necessarily get easier as you get older. Taut with suspense, touched by a fine sense of humanity, and narrated in an authentic West Virginia dialect, this compelling page-turner will be in justifiable demand. (Reviewed November 15, 1996) - Copyright 1996 Booklist.

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