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Sounder by William H. Armstrong is a favorite middle grade novel. This companion gives background on the author, questions to guide reading, clues to ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Lovely piece of literature

by Tarissa on Feb 13, 2011

Here's a little bit about the book "Sounder"? It was first published in the 1960's and the story is about a black family living in the South. It tells of that family's hard times, a great coon dog named Sounder, and how they all pull together and survive what has been thrown their way in life. Lovely piece of literature. I'd recommend it for anyone to read (teens, adults, or boys and girls 10 & up). I love the author's writing style? how the names of the people are never revealed--you only know Sounder's name. It seems to keep the other characters in a slight obscurity, as if there is a shadow over their face and you cannot see the person? but yet, you know everything about them. I like how the author did that for this book. Superb, and excellent! I will be sure to read "Sounder" again someday.


A story for every generation...

by sd6161 on Mar 26, 2009

The story of a black family living in the deep south who is forced to work as sharecroppers in order to provide minimal food and shelter for their family is not an uncommon subject of authors. Sounder, however, tells more than just the story of a family's existence. Reader's will be swept along a journey of discovery in which a family grows in strength through the trials and suffering of their father, son and beloved dog, Sounder.

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