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After running away from his brutal uncle's Mississippi home, Jase meets a stray dog who is as funny-looking as he is loving. When the two enter Lute ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
pavloveia

Time Honored Classic About a Boy and His Dog

by pavloveia on Jul 24, 2008

I read Bristle Face as a 10-year-old 48 years ago! It made an impact on me that was so strong that I recently tried to find a copy of it so I could read it again and I was fortunate to find one. It was interesting to reread this book nearly five decades later and find that it was still worthwhile reading for me. Some of it I had forgotten, but not the main theme that runs throughout the book--loyalty and unconditional love. Zachary Ball wrote a book that can be enjoyed by all the generations because it's a classic story of love, loyalty and respect to which all ages can relate. Bristle Face is a dog that any dog lover would have had contact with. He was as real to me this time around as he was so many years ago when I was a child. The humans that inhabit the world of Bristle Face are a myriad of characters that enrich this story. This is not a complicated book by any means and it certainly isn't the great American novel, but Ball has given his reader a colorful landscape and true, rich characters that are touched in various ways by this wonderful canine, Bristle Face. It's a quick read and well worth your time.

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Icewoman

A Heart-warming Read!

by Icewoman on Jul 13, 2007

Not just for young readers, this book ranks among the classics Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows. Bristle Face is Zachary Ball's touching story of a boy and his new-found dog as they search for a real home. A friend gave me this book when I was in sixth grade, and 22 years later I still periodically dust it off and enjoy the tale again. Highly recommended.

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