Monday, February 7, 2011

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

Who knew a story about a dog breeding farm could be so powerful? Not only do we have the heart-warming relationship between Edgar, who's mute and speaks only in sign, and his loyal friend Almondine, but we also have the threat of the uncle, Claude, who creates a situation on the farm reminiscent of Hamlet. It's all up to mute Edgar and a few of his unique breed of dogs, a breed that seems to have evolved in a way that makes them able to communicate in a special way with Edgar. This author has excellent descriptive powers that makes the beautiful Wisconsin setting come to life.

I highly recommend this book.

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