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Diamond Willow


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Frost  Helen
Publisher: FSG
Subject/Category: 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2009
ISBN: 9780374317768
Review: Set in Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow enjoys mushing her father's sled dogs more than anything. She finally persuades her parents that she is old enough to mush the dogs the twelve mile distance to visit her Athabascan grandparents. However, an accident on the return trip blinds Roxy, her father's favorite dog, and Willow must save the dog from euthanasia. Written in beautiful diamond-shaped poems written to resemble the shape of diamond willow branches with a special message printed in bold type in the middle of each poem, this book is sure to please all readers.

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