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Shiloh Season (Shiloh #2)

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After Marty Preston worked so hard to earn the dog Shiloh, he had hoped that his troubles with Judd Travers were over. He could not rescue all the dogs that Judd mistreated, but since shiloh was the one who ran away and came to him, Shiloh was the one he loved.
Judd, however, has other problems. Anyone who cheats and swears and lies and kicks his dogs has troubles inside h
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Austin Marker
The main characters in Shiloh Season are Marty Preston's, Judd Travers, and Shiloh. This book was taking place in the town of Friendly, West Virginia at in the woods of the preston resident. Judd Travers has been drinking a lot lately and has been seen up at the Preston's land hunting for small game out if season. Marty is very worried that Shiloh is going to be shot by Judd when he is playing in the woods. The reason that Marty thinks that is because Shiloh used to be Judd's dog but Marty work ...more
Loraine
SUMMARY: Marty gets to keep Shiloh! He wasn’t able to rescue all the dogs that Judd Travers mistreated, but at least Shiloh is safe . . . right?

Not necessarily, it turns out. With hunting season approaching, Judd has started drinking again, and hunting on the outskirts of Marty’s family property. What if Judd tries to take back Shiloh? What if one of Marty’s sisters gets in the way of Judd’s shotgun? It seems only a matter of time before something goes very wrong.

The thing is, Marty knows a secr
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Mccall h
so far it is not as good as Shiloh but it good.Marty (shiloh owner) is having a sleepover with David so marty is worred about shiloh.like if Judd comes along or shiloh runs away or gets lost.after he comes home shiloh is fine.then a week later they hear shiloh barking and they think it is that greman sheperd again.But when they come out it was only a car muffler.Shiloh barks down he hill were a other road is sitting and there is judds car on its side.yes he broke his neck and leg and sprained hi ...more
Gale
"Open Season on Beagles!"

Hey—it’s not fair! After all I sweated through reading SHILOH, you mean to tell me that our favorite hunting dog is not really safe?
I mean, Marty earned that dog fair and square with two weeks’ drudgery—enduring Judd Travers’ insolence, arrogance and psychological
brutality. Can that creep really go back on his word by trying to
take Shiloh away from Marty?

Well it’s now hunting season and Judd is handy with a gun in the woods, but he’s been drinking heavily and won’t tr
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Katie Carson
Our textbook states that contemporary realistic fiction expands readers awareness and allows them the opportunity to witness life experiences beyond their own. Marty goes through both of these transformations himself as he works through his own moral dilemma in the novel, Shiloh. I really love the way that Phyllis Reynolds Naylor provides young readers with a story that shows just how much we can learn about a situation and actions of individuals involved by investigating further into those peop ...more
Jacob
The Shiloh Season is the sequel to Shiloh and I seen Shiloh the movie and book. Shiloh is a dog that had a owner that didn't treat him that well. Shiloh ran away from is owner and found Marty. Judd Travers finds Shiloh and gives Marty chance to keep the dog forever if he does work for him. Marty did the work and then Judd kept the dog! After that Judd deiced to give Shiloh to Marty. But in this new book Judd is drinking again and he has a gun. That combination is very dangerous so you'll have to ...more
Heather
This story shows the importance of working for those things that one wants. This can be seen when the boy really wants the dog and so he goes to work with the man in order to properly pay for the dog. Also, it shows that people are in need of a friend. The mean man is not very nice and therefore people usually stay away but really when the boy starts coming the the man's house to work for the dog, the man realizes that he likes having the boy around.
Jared Little
This is another one of my favorite books of all time. The story about an 11 year old boy who finds a neglected dog and becomes his best friend is captivating. The boy must also deal with the dog's owner, whom he blackmails and eventually works for to pay for the dog. The story of perseverance for a friend makes this story a touching tale for 4th or 5th grade students.

This is a story where friendship is a major theme. I could see myself doing a lesson where students must write about the lengths t
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Briana
This was a read aloud for my kids, and we all loved it! We have loved the entire Shiloh series. The setting of rural West Virginia resonates with me particularly as my extended family lives in WV. I grew up attending Preston County's Buckwheat Festival nearly every September. I can convincingly pull off the southern accent which helps with this particular read aloud. The characters are endearing, and we are rooting for redemption for Judd Travers. We are nearing the end of book three, Saving Shi ...more
emily
shiloh! but watta weird name...
Dionte
Tavaria

This book is bacesackly about a boy name Marty.Who finds this little brown beagle.And then the boy decides to name the dog Shiloh.Because Marty sees that Shiloh has been beaten and kicked.And he has from his owner the MEANIST NASTYIST LOADOWNIST MAN EVER!And his name... IS... JUDD TRAVERS.Who mistreats his dogs.They don't even got a name!Just dog number 1,2,3,4 and thats it.And Marty was sure there was nothing Judd can do to take Shiloh away from him.So Marty decided to make a pin for Shi
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Emily
Shiloh Season is a strong sequel to Shiloh, though of course, like many books with sequels, none will ever surpass the first. However, this sequel comes close. When Shiloh's original owner, Judd Travers, starts drinking and harassing the Prestons, Marty begins to worry that he, his beloved dog, and even his younger sisters are in danger of Judd's gun. Marty does some more growing and learning about the importance of telling the truth and showing kindness to others, even to those who are delibera ...more
Kristi
Interest Level: 4-5th Grade
Lexile Level: 890L
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Setting: West Virginia
Point of View: 1st Person
Main Characters: Marty, Shiloh, Judd, Mr. and Mrs. Preston

When Marty finds a young beagle near his home, he is sure that the dog's owner Judd Hunter is abusive. Marty is determined to save the dog from harm. The dog continues to run to Marty's house and so Marty names him Shiloh and hides him from his parents. He is faced with many ethical issues as he tries to save Shiloh such
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Mitch
I'm a sucker for anything with dogs in it, Old Yeller, White Fang, Where the Red Fern Grows, the original Shiloh, and this sequel's no exception. Got this as a hardcover when it first came out and absolutely loved it. What ten year old kid wouldn't want to read about a kid his age and the dog he rescued from its old, abusive owner? So I finally dug this book out of my closet, and looking back, while my appreciation has slightly waned, book's still excellent.

Mostly because I absolutely love Marty
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Shayla.boyle
This story is one of a young boy, named Marty, who falls in love with a beagle named Shiloh. Marty finds the dog by the Shiloh schoolhouse and is confident that the dog is being abused by his neighbor, Judd. Despite his parents telling him to return the dog, Marty feels it is best to keep the dog and hide it from his parents. Hidden in the woods, Marty feeds Shiloh and keeps it a secret until his mother finds outl. Marty is able to keep Shiloh until he is attacked by another dog; thus his secret ...more
Tom Berg
I honestly feel like I've never felt the way I did with this book with another book. I finished the first book as a young lad in the fifth grade, and it's enraging to find that Judd travers is trying the get Shiloh back again, because Marty got that dog fair and square through tough labor, worse yet if Shiloh returned to Judd he said he would break his legs.
Alex G
The reason i picked five stars is that i thought it was an amazing book and was really clear in details. I felt like i was actually there seeing the stuff happen to me and it was like I could smell and feel the stuff that was going on in this book. I also thought the details the author dicribed were so realistic. Another reason is that it's a kind of a sad story and yet it's a happy story in the end because all of the people are mad at each other and right towards the end they come together and ...more
Elizabeth
The second book of the Shiloh trilogy follows the story of Marty and Shiloh as their neighbor, Judd (Shiloh's former owner,) becomes violent and self-destructive. Marty learns about how to befriend hurt and abandoned dogs for a school project shadowing a vet, and the parallels between these lessons and his interactions with Judd are striking. Judd's behavior reaches a breaking point, and it is ultimately Shiloh who saves him. Naylor does a first-rate job with Marty's voice as narrator, especiall ...more
Paige Trujillo
Shiloh Season was a tremendous 2nd book in the series and I thought that the book was one of the most touching and loyal book I've ever read. The first book was great,2nd amazing just wonder how great the 3rd one would be over all I recommend reading the Shiloh series!
Marcus
It was awesome! the last sentence kind of freaked me out that Shiloh licked his hand. In the third book I think they will be best buds and Judd will be nice.

I though that Becky was shot by Judd and died. When I found out she was not shot I though were is she.
Annie Severide
Marty Preston is an 11 year old boy who finds a young beagle crying up and behind the hills. Marty was very convinced that the young beagle has been abused by its owner. He knows the owner of this poor little pup, his name is " Judd Travers." Marty named the pup Shiloh and knows that he will do whatever he can do to keep the pup away from Judd. Will Judd let Marty keep the pup or not?
The author does a fantastic job of showing what Marty and the pup is feeling. It's very easy to understand becaus
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Mary Gail
Kylie's review: I would recommend this book because I like animals and it is a good animal,book. The first book, Shiloh, is a little it sad but this sequel is interesting and not as scary. Shiloh, the dog, is very smart, forgiving and cute!
Brooks Barber
In this book Marty finally gets a dog named Shiloh. But one day Judd Travers starts drinking. Plus he's shooting. This could mean bad news for Marty and his family. Read the book to find out what happens to Marty and Shiloh.
Pretoria Cooper
I liked Shiloh Season it was a good book. It showed that it just take a little bit of kindness to make someone day. I really like how Marty show's Judd kindness when he really does not have to and athfer all the things he been throught. Like when he tried to shot Marty or Shiloh on day by the bright,or that time when David came over and to septed the night and he wanted to play spy and he tried to shot hem. and I really like how Marty even thought he don't like Judd he is still nice to hem afthe ...more
miss
Di buku kedua ini, Marty berusaha mempertahankan Shiloh agar tetap menjadi miliknya. Sebab, Judd Travers tidak ikhlas melepas Shiloh. Judd mulai mabuk-mabukan dan berulah, hingga membuat penduduk sekitar marah. Di akhir, Judd mengalami kecelakaan mobil tidak jauh dari rumah keluarga Preston, dan Shiloh lah yang menjadi penolong pertamanya.

"---. Konon, seorang laki-laki harus terpuruk sampai dasar dulu baru berhenti. ---"
p149: Ayah

"---. Tebak apa yang kupikirkan? Dia tidak hanya marah kepada duni
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Rivkah.
Loved this book! There is a reason this series is a classic! I like how it is written in southern jargon, and how Naylor gives depth to all her characters, but doesn't over complicate or dramatize them. I feel like I know or have meet everyone in the book at some point in my life. Really good children, and adult, series.
Elzbeth
The sequel to the award-winning Shiloh, Marty again stands to lose the dog he loves, this time though to a drunk man who may simply be trying to get revenge on Marty by taking it out on his dog.
Kristy
Because clearly, I wanted to abuse myself with tons of stories about animals as a kid. Now, as an adult, I refuse to read books about dogs.
Tom
One of the great dog books of my childhood. Excellent story that gets the ire up and the emotions flowing. Excellent choice for the young reader.
Brittany Perry
just as good as the first an All American sort of novel that recalls the old moral values and hard work that is being forgotten in today's society
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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.

Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father's occupation as a salesman.

Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good boo
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