Shiloh MOBI Á Paperback

Shiloh MOBI Á Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 145 pages
  • Shiloh
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 0689862229

Shiloh☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Shiloh By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ✑ – Essayreview.co.uk When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it s love at first sight and also big trouble It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers who d When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it s love at first sight and also big trouble It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers who drinks too much and has a gun and abuses his dogs So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd But Marty s secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd s anger How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his.


About the Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January , Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father s occupation as a salesmanThough she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good books Her parents enjoyed reading stories to the children her father would imitate the characters in Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and her mother read to them every evening, almost until we were old enough to go out on dates, though we never would have admitted this to anyone By the time Phyllis reached fifth grade, writing books was her favorite hobby and she would rushed home from school each day to write down whatever plot had been forming in her head at sixteen her first story was published in a local church magazinePhyllis has written over books for children and young people One of these books, Shiloh, was awarded the Newbery Medal in , was named a Notable Children s Book by the American Library Association and was also Young Adult Choice by the International Reading AssociationNaylor gets her ideas from things that happen to her or from things she has read Shiloh was inspired by a little abused dog she and her husband found The little dog haunted her so much that she had to write a story about him to get it out of her mind.


10 thoughts on “Shiloh

  1. says:

    As a fourth grade teacher, I make it my business to read many of the books that sit on my classroom s shelves Although I am sometimes embarassed to whip out an obvious childish book when I m sitting on the subway, I must admit I am rarely disappointed with the level of the literature I discover I have read so much adult literature that is just plain awfully written or simply just plain, but most literature written for children has grace and a unique voice Of course, since Shiloh won the Newbe As a fourth grade teacher, I make it my business to read many of the books that sit on my classroom s shelves Although I am sometimes embarassed to whip out an obvious childish book when I m sitting on the subway, I must admit I am rarely disappointed with the level of the literature I discover I have read so much adult literature that is just plain awfully written or simply just plain, but most literature written for children has grace and a unique voice Of course, since Shiloh won the Newberry Award for Literature, it seems that it would belikely to have been well written than other children s books You need to understand that I avoided the book, because even though I loved the two dogs I grew up with and I liked a fewthat I met along the way in my life, I am not a true animal lover I simply cannot relate totally to the mushy attitude people extend to a puppy So, it was with a bit of skepticism that I began to read Shiloh I was immediately taken in by the language of the book, by the lack of a wasted word, by the ability to create such a complete voice and character in such a small book I admire the book for facing such a deep problem in human nature, by raising the questions we all need to face, in a simple story One of the hardest parts of growing up is the loss of innocence, coming in contact with people who don t love us as much as our family does, or in the case of the evil farmer Judd, who doesn t love anybody It confronts the question of the righteous of truth When and why and where is it not the best decision to tell the truth How dark is the heart of darkness The fact that such deep questions can be raised in a tale of a boy who wants a dog is a tribute to Ms Naylor s storytelling ability I loved it for the philosophical questions it raised Some will love it for the sentimental dog tale Others, will love it for both reasons

  2. says:

    Sometimes it s only in the doing that we learn good morals and values As Marty does his best to save Shiloh from compassionless Judd Travers, he learns many good lessons about right and wrong, truth and lies, kindness and sympathy, and love and loss.

  3. says:

    I read this aloud to my 9 and 12 year old daughters this week and the story seemed to satisfy both girls, at their different interest levels.I ll be honest we were wary starting this read This middle grades fiction is set in West Virginia, and we were worried what might happen to that somber looking boy and his beagle Last week s read aloud of Bridge to Terabithia, combined with a pandemic, just about did us in, as readers.Without revealing plot spoilers, I want to contribute to young readers I read this aloud to my 9 and 12 year old daughters this week and the story seemed to satisfy both girls, at their different interest levels.I ll be honest we were wary starting this read This middle grades fiction is set in West Virginia, and we were worried what might happen to that somber looking boy and his beagle Last week s read aloud of Bridge to Terabithia, combined with a pandemic, just about did us in, as readers.Without revealing plot spoilers, I want to contribute to young readers and parents that this is a story of triumph, rather than tragedy The protagonist is a young cheerleader for animal rights and a brave young man, and I literally said, Oh, thank God after I finished the ending So many things going wrong, it s hard to remember anything going right

  4. says:

    Shiloh is a dog who has been abused and runs away from his owner Judd Travers Marty finds the dog and loves Shiloh and gives him a safe place to live Now what does he do He is lying to everyone and Judd wants his dog back It s set in poor West Virginia hill country Marty is trying to come up with anyway to save Shiloh This is a nuanced story about who you think people are and how life is really full of grey in this world It s not always black and white I did end up enjoying this book It Shiloh is a dog who has been abused and runs away from his owner Judd Travers Marty finds the dog and loves Shiloh and gives him a safe place to live Now what does he do He is lying to everyone and Judd wants his dog back It s set in poor West Virginia hill country Marty is trying to come up with anyway to save Shiloh This is a nuanced story about who you think people are and how life is really full of grey in this world It s not always black and white I did end up enjoying this book It took me a while to get into It s just not really my kind of story The ending is satisfying This is actually a very deep book that says a whole lot while minding it s own business So it was good and I gave it 4 stars I m still glad I read the book

  5. says:

    Perhaps you worry about Princess Di s sons, how they re doing, if they re okay.Perhaps you enjoyed the Beatles for a long time and still do once and awhile but tired of them long ago Lots of other bands out there, lots of other decades But if you re not tired of the Beatles and like to debate which one to prefer, maybe you preferred John Lennon I understand, though maybe you ve come around to the idea that there really is nothing wrong with silly love songs and Paul McCartney s alright too.Ne Perhaps you worry about Princess Di s sons, how they re doing, if they re okay.Perhaps you enjoyed the Beatles for a long time and still do once and awhile but tired of them long ago Lots of other bands out there, lots of other decades But if you re not tired of the Beatles and like to debate which one to prefer, maybe you preferred John Lennon I understand, though maybe you ve come around to the idea that there really is nothing wrong with silly love songs and Paul McCartney s alright too.Never mind the Beatles, you may be rebelling against Green Day for all I know.No matter, you ll probably love Shiloh despite that cover, despite that dog so prominent in the foreground Ordinarily that dog cover might chase you away, just like jazzy renditions of Beatle tunes do, or maybe not Either way, whoever you are, I think you ll love this story.I grew up with dogs, but I m not into dog stories, horse stories, any of it, but if you re only going to read one chapter book for children about dogs, make it this one.It s not what you think Or maybe it is.Because yes, it has a dog and the dog is central And it s heart warming.Come on, I used to be a cynic Back in the day, one of my high school English teachers wanted to transfer me out of her class, my sarcasm was so unbearable Trust me If you re only going to read one chapter book for children about dogs, read this one.Marty s an eleven year old kid who lives in West Virginia Apparently Shiloh was the author s 65th book, and it shows Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is in control.Marty s family lives up in the hills He s got a lot of fields and woods to roam No dog though This family doesn t have the money to spare.Then one of Judd s hunting dogs sneaks off and follows Marty home Judd doesn t treat his dogs the way Marty would and eventually Marty decides he s got to do something about it, at least for the dog that followed him home.It s a heart warming tale, not a shoot em up realistic fiction, they call it So Marty s got feelings Even Judd does, believe it or not There s a lot of interesting conflict between Marty and Judd and even Marty and his father because telling a man how to treat his dogs is just not done, Marty Great conversations Issues galore.I don t even think I believe in animal rights, not so much, but the writing was powerful and not preachy Phyllis Reynolds Naylor makes her point through the characters and setting and gives her reader room to think and decide How she managed to capture a dog s personality through its movements, I don t really know Amazing And I m not even sure I believe dogs have personalities She also captures Marty s family life and circumstances well They don t have a lot of money, but they re happy for the most part and it is not sappy.Marty grabs a peach off the tree out back sometimes and picks the worms out of it before eating it He doesn t complain That s how good a writer Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is because that even seemed realistic

  6. says:

    this was the best book ever you guys should read it i swear that it is a good book also you could watch the movie the first movie is called Shiloh and the secont one is called Saving Shiloh just to let you know you can get the movie at Hastings and you can get the book at any libary the author is Phyllis Reynolds Nalor i hope you read it or watch it

  7. says:

    I loved this book it was a battle of the books book at our school two years ago and I loved this book.

  8. says:

    How trouble begins when you work to slip the collars of truths and lies.The hills behind Marty Preston s family home are his happy place But when he chances upon a very thin and skittish beagle, that s when the trouble begins When Marty whistles, the dog comes right to him Just like that Shiloh has squeezed himself into Marty s heart But then he begins to suspect that Shiloh is being mistreated by his owner, it becomes Marty s mission to keep Shiloh But what is the right thing to do when a How trouble begins when you work to slip the collars of truths and lies.The hills behind Marty Preston s family home are his happy place But when he chances upon a very thin and skittish beagle, that s when the trouble begins When Marty whistles, the dog comes right to him Just like that Shiloh has squeezed himself into Marty s heart But then he begins to suspect that Shiloh is being mistreated by his owner, it becomes Marty s mission to keep Shiloh But what is the right thing to do when a dog is being abused and belongs to someone else And what to do if that someone else owns a gun What will Marty do when the right thing is all sorts of wrong A story of lies, licks, and love A of tale truth, trust, and trouble.Trigger warnings for animal abuse, animal abandonment, animal death, injury to an animal, disordered eating habits, mention of death, and a mention of child abuse.Sensitive, kind hearted Marty found himself with a fuzzy dilemma Even as it left him morally conflicted, his adorable secret became one of the biggest challenges and greatest joys of his life The soft soul gained a maturity that only comes from walking through the grey areas of life His thoughtful care of Shiloh and internal struggles had me smiling through my tears.From a young boy with a big heart, to his wise, hard working family, to a soul that got away with a lotthen he ever should, Shiloh changed every life he came in contact with Even though you spend such a short time with these fully dimensional characters, they become entirely life like Everything you learned about them added to their nuance My heart melted for Marty and Shiloh.A lot of my classmates used the time for whispering secrets, but I fondly remember a feeling of peace finally falling over me for a little bit each day as the teacher read to us This tale of hearts, howls, and hard decisions was is one of my favorites we were read Marty s clear, unique voice made it hard not to see, hear, and feel everything he goes through in the hills of West Virginia As his eyes were opened to true good and evil, Shiloh becamethan a story of a boy and his dog Leaving room for you to come up with your own answers, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor s prose asks if it s ever okay to omit part of the truth, right and wrong, what to do when the right thing to do is also the wrong thing to do, andAt least 12 years later, and the ending of the first book in The Shiloh Quartet still remains one of the most magically down to earth things I have ever read.Shiloh deserves to be howled about from the rooftops

  9. says:

    There is something wonderful in children s books My daughter and I took as a project to go through Newberry Award winners, and many of them are really great, this one included.Marty Preston saves his dog from an abusive owner Shiloh actually belongs to Judd Travers who drinks too much and has a gun Marty loves the dog deeply and gets in trouble trying to care for him.Marty secrets are becoming larger A lie That s a flat out lie Funny how one lie leads to another and before you know it, you There is something wonderful in children s books My daughter and I took as a project to go through Newberry Award winners, and many of them are really great, this one included.Marty Preston saves his dog from an abusive owner Shiloh actually belongs to Judd Travers who drinks too much and has a gun Marty loves the dog deeply and gets in trouble trying to care for him.Marty secrets are becoming larger A lie That s a flat out lie Funny how one lie leads to another and before you know it, your whole life can be a lie.His love to the dog is heartwarming, and the fear of Judd who Marty encounters a lot does not prevent from Marty to still put the dog as top priority He says If Jesus ever comes back to earth again, I m thinking, he ll come as a dog, because there isn t anything as humble or patient or loving or loyal as the dog I have in my arms right now. That is not a small thing when Jesus appears in the book quite a lotmay Jesus make you blind That s the kind of talk my folks can t stand, but I got it from Grandma Preston herself Ma says Jesus don t go around making anyone blind, but Grandma Preston always used it as a warning and she went to church Sunday morning and evening both.Shiloh won the Newberry Award for Literature, and rightfully so Almost 4.5 stars.I recommend also to read Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, another great book for children about dogs

  10. says:

    My partner and I really liked the book and I really got sad when the dog Shiloh got injured by the stupid German Shepperd it for me was very sad and did not think the dog would make it

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