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Bill Wallace (1) (1947–2012)

Autor(a) de A Dog Called Kitty

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About the Author

Bill Wallace was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma on August 1, 1947. He received a B. S. from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 1971 and a M. S. in elementary administration from Southwestern State University in 1974. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a physical education mostrar mais instructor, a classroom teacher, and the principal for the same school he had attended as a child. His first book, A Dog Called Kitty, was published in 1980. He wrote more than 30 children's books during his lifetime including Danger on Panther Peak, Trapped in Death Cave, Red Dog, Buffalo Gal, Danger in Quicksand Swamp, Beauty, Aloha Summer, Watchdog and the Coyotes, and Coyote Autumn. He also co-wrote seven books with his wife Carol Wallace including The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me; That Furball Puppy and Me; Bub Moose; Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare; and The Meanest Hound Around. He received Oklahoma's Arrell M. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 as well as 22 child-voted state awards. He died of cancer on January 30, 2012 at the age of 64. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Bill Wallace

A Dog Called Kitty (1980) 1,552 exemplares
Pick of the Litter (2005) 952 exemplares
No Dogs Allowed! (2004) 864 exemplares
Snot Stew (1989) 802 exemplares
The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa (2006) 675 exemplares
Red Dog (1987) 586 exemplares
Beauty (1988) 584 exemplares
Upchuck and the Rotten Willy (1998) 549 exemplares
The Flying Flea, Callie and Me (1999) 517 exemplares
Trapped in Death Cave (1986) 476 exemplares
Goosed! (2002) 379 exemplares
Totally Disgusting! (1991) 349 exemplares
Watchdog and the Coyotes (1995) 328 exemplares
Danger on Panther Peak (1985) 313 exemplares
The Backward Bird Dog (1997) 305 exemplares
Coyote Autumn (2020) 297 exemplares
Buffalo Gal (1992) 184 exemplares
The Legend of Thunderfoot (2006) 169 exemplares
The Meanest Hound Around (2003) — Autor — 166 exemplares
The Biggest Klutz in Fifth Grade (1992) 162 exemplares
Danger in Quicksand Swamp (1989) 159 exemplares
Eye of the Great Bear (1999) 115 exemplares
Journey into Terror (1996) 109 exemplares
That Furball Puppy and Me (1999) — Autor — 105 exemplares
Blackwater Swamp (1994) 93 exemplares
The Christmas Spurs (1990) 80 exemplares
Bub Moose (2001) 42 exemplares
True Friends: True Friends (1994) 32 exemplares
Never Say Quit: Never Say Quit (1993) 29 exemplares
Aloha Summer (1997) 19 exemplares
That Doggone Calf (2009) 19 exemplares
The Final Freedom (1997) 17 exemplares


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I read this aloud to my son. I can't decide whether it's worth keeping. On the one hand, Brad's relationship with his older sister really bothered me--it's pretty snarky tho probably meant to reflect current family dynamics in America. Also, the family members are stiff; and his new friend Nolan is another cardboard character written in to provide a local contact. On the other hand, he does show compassion and appreciation for the wild coyotes nearby, and learns the hard way that keeping a wild animal for a pet is not a good idea.
My son does not have the ability to express judgements, but does like hearing about human-animal interactions, has requested reading more about Scooter, but isn't obsessed when I said the book wasn't available now. This does seem to indicate he didn't identify with Brad either.
As an ecologist, I am really surprised by another reviewer's opinion that animals are better off in captivity. If that reviewer had ever experienced the sense of freedom expressed in this book, they wouldn't have been able to state wild animals are happier living in a cage.
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juniperSun | 4 outras críticas | Mar 11, 2023 |
Freddie, a fluffy, white, well-mannered dog had the best life. He had a good home with a good boy who loved him and played with him, took him for walks and Freddie loved his boy right back. But it all disappeared one day when the boy’s father took Freddie for a ride and dumped Freddie out in the country. No rhyme or reason.

While Freddie is looking for food, he comes upon a junk yard being guarded by two dogs, Tiger and Spike. Spike is a watch-dog-in-training, who isn’t really the type. Spike and Freddie form a friendship when Freddie helps Spike escape.

They set off on a hunt for food and a place to sleep. Both had had bad experiences at the hands of humans, but their travels lead them to tow humans that make them wonder if there are humans to be trusted again.

A tale of friendship and caring is a line that runs through the books by Carol and Bill Wallace. A good read for kids and adults.
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ChazziFrazz | Feb 19, 2023 |
PBEBOOKS | 2 outras críticas | Jan 20, 2023 |
This was okay. The boys thought it was okay but nothing special and they didn't ask if there was a sequel which is an indication of whether or not a book really drew them in. Their final judgement was "what does that have to do with the dog thinking he was Santa?" The story was all over the place and didn't have a clear focus. The names were too close together and it was difficult to read out loud. And the dog being named Frank was just confusing as it wasn't always easy to remember he was the dog. One thing that annoyed me was that the little girl, Susan, constantly misused words and then someone would correct her. I felt like I was in the middle of a grammar lesson. Oh and this book spills a few beans about Santa without warning which I didn't appreciate as I read it to my boys.… (mais)
Luziadovalongo | 5 outras críticas | Jul 14, 2022 |



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