Salty Dog

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Gareth Stevens Pub., Jan 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 140 pages
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The Adventures of Wishbone "TM" is a clever, engaging series that will immediately catch the eyes and the attention of young readers everywhere! Wishbone is an irrepressible pooch who imagines himself as major characters in classic literature as a means of working through the challenges of everyday life. Even the most reluctant readers will stand in line for a chance to read about the captivating adventures of this canine.

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Review: Salty Dog (Adventures of Wishbone #2)

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

My son loves these wishbone books at bedtime, but unlike other authors that make him excited, these books put him to sleep after a few pages. (Not the most positive review, but it works for me!) They are a fun way to re-read the classics and I enjoy wishbone's sarcastic dog-humor. Read full review

Review: Salty Dog (Adventures of Wishbone #2)

User Review  - Deborah Harris - Goodreads

AR Quiz No. 20289 EN Fiction Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 4.9 - AR Pts: 4.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, VP Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
14
Section 3
15
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Brad Strickland has written or cowritten nearly sixty novels and about a hundred shorter works. Strickland also cowritten ten books in several series about Wishbone, Star Trek, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch. Strickland has been a professional writer since his first sale to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1966. His first SF novel, To Stand Beneath the Sun, was published in 1985. Twice Strickland has been named the Georgia Author of the Year for young readers. He is also a Professor of English at Gainesville College.

Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For several years after completing his studies, Stevenson traveled on the Continent, gathering ideas for his writing. His Inland Voyage (1878) and Travels with a Donkey (1878) describe some of his experiences there. A variety of essays and short stories followed, most of which were published in magazines. It was with the publication of Treasure Island in 1883, however, that Stevenson achieved wide recognition and fame. This was followed by his most successful adventure story, Kidnapped, which appeared in 1886. With stories such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Stevenson revived Daniel Defoe's novel of romantic adventure, adding to it psychological analysis. While these stories and others, such as David Balfour and The Master of Ballantrae (1889), are stories of adventure, they are at the same time fine studies of character. The Master of Ballantrae, in particular, is a study of evil character, and this study is taken even further in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). In 1887 Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, went to the United States, first to the health spas of Saranac Lake, New York, and then on to the West Coast. From there they set out for the South Seas in 1889. Except for one trip to Sidney, Australia, Stevenson spent the remainder of his life on the island of Samoa with his devoted wife and stepson. While there he wrote The Wrecker (1892), Island Nights Entertainments (1893), and Catriona (1893), a sequel to Kidnapped. He also worked on St. Ives and The Weir of Hermiston, which many consider to be his masterpiece. He died suddenly of apoplexy, leaving both of these works unfinished. Both were published posthumously; St. Ives was completed by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and The Weir of Hermiston was published unfinished. Stevenson was buried on Samoa, an island he had come to love very much. Although Stevenson's novels are perhaps more accomplished, his short stories are also vivid and memorable. All show his power of invention, his command of the macabre and the eerie, and the psychological depth of his characterization.

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