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Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio

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"Twelve-year-old Horatio lives with his mother and his father's father (known as O.P.) . . . He's still adjusting to his father's death . . . and the family's subsequent move to a small Wisconsin town, so when O.P.'s beloved dog Mollie dies, Horatio and his grandfather are both shaken. . . . Capable of bringing tears but not wallowing in them".--Bulletin of the Center for ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Puffin (first published May 15th 1992)
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Kimberly
Feb 13, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
This book was read to me in 4th grade and it stuck out. I'm now 31 years old and just reread it and loved it again. It's about death and mourning, but death is a part of life. I'm so grateful my teacher read it to me when I was a kid. This book is packed with some really helpful wisdom.
Katie Curry
Nov 21, 2011 Katie Curry rated it it was ok
I honestly was not a fan of this book. It's about a boy, Horatio, whose father dies a year earlier, his grandfather has a heart attack, and the family all moves in together. Within the first few chapters, the grandfathers dog, Mollie, wanders off from the yard and she appears to have fallen in the ice covered lake, crawled to shore, and froze to death. The book is about death, coping, and moving on.
I would not use this book in my classroom. I may have it available in my book nook, but I wouldn't
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Ellen
Sep 29, 2011 Ellen rated it liked it
Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio is a touching story about a family dealing with loss. First, the loss of Horatio's father to lung cancer, and then again O.P. (Grandpa) loses his long time canine companion, Molly. In a struggle against missing those they lost and moving on, we have a story peppered with apt Shakespearean quotations and just a smidge of kid-accessible humor. Although it wasn't the best book I've ever read on the topic of loss and grief, it was far from the worst.
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Oct 05, 2012 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it
Ah...back before children...when I first started working in Youth Services....I read almost as much then as when I was a teenager.
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Apr 09, 2013 Ana rated it really liked it
A story of loss and moving on presented in a light and creative way for young readers.
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