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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
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Nov 20, 10

bookshelves: older-kids

I think I first heard about this book in "Honey for a Child's Heart." I found the story rather gimmicky, and I also thought it is something that crunchy ultra-conservatives would LOVE.

I noticed that other reviewers have revealed the plot, so I won't do that here.

I will say that there is a passage where the boy learns about taxes. He is told that people must pay taxes so the government can help them. And the boy says that his grandfather believes people should help themselves. And then it is explained that people can not always help themselves.

Furthermore, the title "Stone Fox" is the name of an Indian who is a major character in the book. (I was not aware of this.) I don't know if this book stereotypes Native Americans or not. I just don't know enough about Native American issues to say one way or the other.

I would put this in the age range of about eight to ten years old.
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