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4 out of 5
Based on 2,483 Ratings and 529 Reviews

Book Description
Sounder is no beauty. But as a coon dog, this loyal mongrel with his cavernous bark is unmatched. When the African American sharecropper who has raised Sounder from a pup is hauled off to jail for stealing a hog, his family must suffer their humiliation and crushing loss with no recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas, Sounder is shot and disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and em... More
Book Information
PublisherCornerstone Books
BindingHardcover (67 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages99
Publication Date04/1987
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About William H. Armstrong (Author) : William H. Armstrong is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of William H. Armstrong include Sounder, Three Dog Tales: Old Yeller, Sounder, Savag... more
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About James Barkley (Illustrator) : James Barkley is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of James Barkley include Sounder.
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12/14/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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11/24/2009 Cole Rush

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11/27/2007 Fran Slayton said:
As a child, this book took me to places and times I'd not yet heard about. It squeezed my heart with an awful, beautiful power. The emotion has never left me. Not just about injustice, but also about what it means to wait, what it means to long for something, what the concept of "forever" really ... more

tags: I love, I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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1/11/2007 Tracy O'Daniel

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