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Shiloh Season (Shiloh #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  3,737 Ratings  ·  189 Reviews
Shiloh Season
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 1996)
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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
Mccall h
Oct 18, 2010 Mccall h rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 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
Rebecca McNutt
A classic book that isn't just about a dog, but about an all-out battle between a boy and a man to see who will win, Shiloh Season is an unforgettable novel about selflessness. Marty wants friendship, and Judd wants ownership. The question is, how far will Judd, a near-mad alcoholic, go to get the dog back?
"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
Austin Marker
Jan 14, 2014 Austin Marker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Judd is a hunter and it's hunting season has started and he has been drinking. Drinking and using a gun can be dangerous what if he thought it was a deer and shot it but it was Shiloh. What if he shoots anyone? Marty has a secret and he can't tell anyone and if something bad happens it will be Marty's fault. He will have to tell the secret. Will he keep Shiloh or lose one of his best friends.
My favorite part in the book Shiloh seasons is when Judd Tries to take Shiloh to hunt with him. Her dad s
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
Oct 20, 2013 Jacob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 09, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Oct 09, 2016 Hulstoakleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shiloh is Marty's dog the original owner Judd Travers started to drink again and he was a person that threatened everyone. He always had a gun on him and Shiloh was his target. Did he kill Shiloh?

My favorite part was when Marty and Shiloh went to Judds house and Shiloh was scared to go and was shaking really bad. I recommend this book to people that like sad and adventures book.
Scott Jr
Sep 03, 2015 Scott Jr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a boy in mord and he form a dog in the woods. He snuck the dog home. The owner of dog , drank too much, so marty told him he would wonk for the dog. Its a great book if you like to read about saving animals. I really liked how the story went back and forth be tween the owners story and Mart's story because I liked to hear the whole story.
Brooks Barber
Nov 10, 2014 Brooks Barber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Oct 09, 2008 emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
shiloh! but watta weird name...
Jan 27, 2017 Kailyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shiloh Season!

All you can do is live your days normally and wait for Judd Travers to strike again. He keeps holding his grudge against you and your family. Is it because you took his dog? Or his sudden dramatic drinking problem? This is what Marty Preston and his family are constantly feeling and living among. Scared to even play in the meadow, afraid a bullet will go through their brains. Maybe it because he thinks you scratched his truck. Shiloh season was a really great and important sequel
Nov 08, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We read Shiloh for our Gr 3 book club. I hope my students decide to go on and read more in this series.

I'm not much of a series person, but I was quite taken by the first book. I'm not really one to get caught in a series, but I had to know what happens to that mean old nasty Judd Travers. He remains mean and nasty in this book. I guess I have to go on to book three now! Will he ever get his just dues?

If you don't like guns, this is a good book to read. There's so much risk and danger thanks to
Oct 31, 2016 Miranda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lets just say Shiloh has had a very weird adventure with the family, and drunks and mean hunters.
Nov 10, 2016 Sophia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book that your can't put down? Well I have, I read the book Shiloh season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This book wants me to keep reading. Do you have any books like that? If not then read Shiloh's Season.
The main characters in this book are Marty, Shiloh, Judd Travers, Ray Preston, Louise Preston, Dara Lynn, and Becky. Marty is an intelligent young man. He helps out around the house and is very responsible. He also has a dog named Shiloh that is a beagle. Shiloh is also ver
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Jan 05, 2017 Kyra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 04, 2012 Mitch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jorge De
Dec 03, 2015 Jorge De rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Shiloh was a very entertaining and thrilling book to read. The author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor really made it so that the reader can have a strong connection to all the characters. It was mind boggling to know that Marty blackmailed Judd Travis inn order to get the dog Shiloh. At the same time it was surprising to see how long Judd kept a grudge of some sort and ended up almost getting himself killed. The book really had you have a strong connection with Marty and Shiloh, the two best fr ...more
Kate Matson
Ok, I'm going to start out with the negative so I can get to the long list of positive.
It's kind of funny because the first sentence of the book has a typo. It doesn't really have anything to do with the book, but it's funny. Also, when changing the subject or time throughout the day, the paragraphs aren't spaced. Again, this is a formatting error, but it's the only thing I could find wrong with the book.
The good:
I love the writing style. It really draws me in, and I feel everything that Marty
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

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
May 03, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Is Judd Travelers out to get Shiloh? Or has he just fell into a dark habit. In the book Shiloh Hunting Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Marty has been Shiloh owner for a few months, but Judd does not seem to think he's Marty's dog. Although things have getting back to normal, something changes in Judd's attitude. Someone has been hunting up in Marty's family's woods. They think they got an idea of who's doing it. This book is very free flowing due to the fact that the other plotted it out perf ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Shayla.boyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Alex G
Nov 08, 2009 Alex G rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Alexis Celis
Sep 12, 2015 Alexis Celis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In the second book in the series Shiloh Season (By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)After Marty Preston finally gets to keep Shiloh as his own hunting beagle, Judd Travers says that it is unfair for Marty to keep one of his dogs. So Marty had to work for Shiloh. After Marty got to finally own him, Judd got depressed and started to drink heavily. Even going as far as driving so drunk he almost hit Marty and Shiloh with his truck. One day Judd was drunk driving and he crashes into a creek, when Shiloh find ...more
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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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