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Thunder from the Sea [Paperback]

Item : Thunder from the Sea [Paperback]
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Author Author : Harlow, Joan Hiatt
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0689864043
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780689864049
Publisher Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages Pages : 240
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100436900

A boy builds a life-changing bond with his dog in this adventure story from the author ofStar in the Storm.

It’s 1929, and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family with a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was three years old, the only home he has ever known has been the Mission orphanage.

When he is sent to live and work with fisherman Enoch and his wife, Tom finally sees his dream within reach. And when he rescues a Newfoundland dog in the middle of a terrifying squall, Tom feels as if both he and the dog, which he names Thunder, have found a place to call home at last.

But when Enoch’s wife becomes pregnant and it looks like Thunder’s owner might be found, Tom’s wonderful new world is turned upside down. Will the Murrays still want Tom? And will Tom be forced to give up his beloved Thunder?ABOUT THE BOOK
Tom Campbell, a thirteen-year-old orphan, travels to Back o'the Moon Island to live with Enoch and Fiona Murray in 1929. After he rescues a young Newfoundland dog, Thunder, during a storm, his life seems nearly perfect until trouble with his neighbors and the impending birth of a new baby threaten to change everything.
THEMES
Orphans; Dogs; Family life; Newfoundland and Labrador
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
• Why did Enoch and Fiona like living on this remote island? What did it offer that they couldn't find in town?
• Why would Enoch want to be in partnership with Amos? Why was it difficult? How would you deal with a partner like Amos?
• What is jannie talk ? Why do Mummers use it? What is cheek music ? What is it used for?
• Why did the earthquake cause a tidal wave? How might Thunder have sensed it before the people?
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
• This is a fictional story of a dog who is a hero. Find some examples of real animal heroes and report on the ways dogs can help people. How can a dog's senses makel≥!

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