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He Whistles for the Cricket

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A heart-warming story about a young girl and her dog in mid-Western America in the 1940s.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 25th 2011 by Createspace
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D.J. Edwardson
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is such a lovely book. Reading it feels like you are getting a gift from the author. There is depth here and tenderness and beauty far beyond most other books you will ever read.

The story unfolds as a series of vignettes or "slice of life" portraits surrounding Miriam and her dog Moses, though several other characters take over the point of view as well. Sometimes the shifts are a bit confusing, and there is not really an overarching plot, but by the end everything weaves together nicely de
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Jenelle
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It is among those I consider to be all-time favorites. I have read it probably a hundred times and the humorous parts still make me laugh, and the sad and sweet parts still make me cry. A sweet, charming story, filled with realistic characters and events and a story you can read over and over again.

Miriam has always wanted a dog. But times are hard, and her father's health problems mean that there's very little money left for luxuries after feeding the family and paying for med
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michelle
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
won this book from goodreads.This is a wonderful book I wish the author were alive so she could see how many people enjoy this book.
Lynn Whyte-heath
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
This is a lovely, moving story about a little Girls love for Animals and all around her. Well written, enjoyable read. loved the Children and felt for the Adults, it draws you in.
Angie Thompson
This was a sweet, if rather meandering, story. I really appreciated all the happy endings, and the fact that most of the various troubles were handled quickly, rather than festering for a long time. Although the quick resolutions did play a part in the somewhat disjointed feel of the story.

The style wasn't quite my favorite, feeling just a bit flowery and awkward, but I didn't have trouble picking up the meaning, even when the wording felt strange. The characters were almost always either sweet
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Susan L. Curtin
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many a Love in this .community

People are caring for each other, and really doing for each other.

Some are trust worthy, and others are not.

There is a worthy dog, named Moses. He has had some tough times, but he is smiling now.
Lindsay
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is way different from what I expected.. In the best way! Beautifully written, and an easy read.
Karen
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good clean story

Along the vein of old fashion Christian stories from my childhood. Well written and easy to entreat. Great for children
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This was a read-aloud to the family. For such a short book, it took a very long time to get through, because this is a hard book to read aloud. I say "short book" although this is the longest 150-page book I've ever read. The font is small, yes, but it has more to do with the writing style of the author. Paragraphs are long, little broken up by dialogue, and the result is that most pages are a solid wall of text, two or three paragraphs of description stacked on top of each other. The average nu ...more
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