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The Soul of the Silver Dog

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Feeling rejected by her own family after her younger sister's death, fourteen-year-old Cory adopts a blind show dog and devotes herself to bringing back some of his championship glory by training him for agility competition.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 17th 1994 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published April 1st 1992)
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Sarah Fox
Aug 22, 2014 Sarah Fox rated it did not like it
The problem with this book is that Ms. Hall failed to actually educate herself on the sport of dog agility before writing it, and the scene described at the end - where the protagonist verbally guides a blind dog through a course at an AKC event - isn't possible.
First, even during the brief period that agility wasn't yet an official AKC event, there were safety rules prohibiting blind and lame dogs from participation.
Second, her description of a dog going through the course by rote displays he
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Beth Sorrell
Sep 07, 2016 Beth Sorrell rated it really liked it
Wow!! I couldn't put this amazing book down. In this story, the main character has to struggle through the death of her sister. She decides to train a blind dog to help give her life some purpose. The author does a wonderful job developing the various characters. I would give this book to someone facing challenges their life.
Kay Davis
Dec 21, 2010 Kay Davis rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet little book. The author obviously knows dogs and I love the way she writes the dog groomer.
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Oct 01, 2007 Partridge Public added it
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The author of over fifty novels for juvenile and young adult readers as well as over two dozen novels for younger readers, Lynn Hall focuses on coming-of-age stories featuring dogs and horses.
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