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Fifteen-year-old Callum Murdoch knows he's a fool. He's just arrived from Scotland, and he's already handed over his money to a total stranger. And for what? A filthy, half-starved dog and a carved box that he's been warned never to open. Now he'll have to explain his impulsive action to Uncle Rory, the only relative willing to give him a home.
Callum is unprepared for the
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Kids Can Press (first published April 25th 2001)
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Arthur
Mar 01, 2009 Arthur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Callum learns the life of hard work that begins in the morning and ended at night on the farm. His Uncle and family are guides for Callum because he has just come from the highlands of Scotland. Arriving in Upper Canada Callum strangely never knew the life of being on a farm before and now befriends with a special dog he found that becomes his partner. Dog and Callum posses a friendship. His grudge against the change in his life stirs Callum a little but with his imagination and his daydreamings ...more
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Aug 10, 2016 Jennifer Mook-Sang rated it it was amazing
i just finished reading the carved box and absolutely loved it. it was a page turner and i enjoyed the language very much, even though i had to go to my dictionary when i was done to make sure i got it all. it gave a wonderful sense of the time but also lent a mystical quality to the story.
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