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Pages
15 Pages
Subject
Reading Comprehension & Learning
Resource Type
Worksheets
Standard
Not standard specific
Grade
4th, 5th, 6th
Social Emotional
Optimistic Thinking
Languages
English
Product
Digital

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Snook Alone by Marilyn Nelson (2010) is about an intelligent, loyal dog stranded on an island when his owner must flee a rapidly approaching tropical storm. Nelson is an award-winning poet, and it's obvious that she chooses each word of this story with great care. After we learn about Snook's daily routine in the first half of the book, we watch him adapt to his new island surroundings. A canine sense of smell reveals drinking water. But his keen hearing does not perceive his human friend's voice in the wind and waves - until near the end, when his memory of hearing 'good dog" fills him with love.

Timothy Basil Ering's illustrations add vitality to the text. Snook and his friend, Abba Jacob, appear as devoted comrades. His limited palette and artistic skill effectively depict the emotional extremes of joy and loneliness. The reunion is visually thrilling.

The text is not easy; the illustration is fine art; Snook's longing is intense. These three attributes make this book appropriate for the older student. Nelson and Ering explain their collaboration at the 2010 National Book Festival.

Snook Alone is read aloud by Marissa Cilento in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.
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