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Shadrach (harper Trophy Books)

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Shadrach harper Trophy Books


Author: Meindert DeJong

Shadrach (harper Trophy Books) is a must own book. The author is Meindert DeJong and it was published in September of 1980 by HarperCollins. The book is 192 pages long. To buy a copy at the cheapest price, click on the add to cart button on this page.

ASIN: 0064401154

Even after Davie had had the little black rabbit, Shadrach, for a quantity of weeks, it was still almost unbelievable. until the day Shadrach slipped through the stats of his hutch and disappeared. Every morning when Davie woke up it was a miracle all over once again -- there in his grandfather's barn sat a wriggle black rabbit, and it was his. David had never been happier.

Davie wants a little black rabbit, and he wants 1 badly. No good. Lily of the Valley? Too sinister. Night? Satan? Finally, he decides to name his future rabbit Shadrach quickly after a single of a lot of three young men within the Bible that"old Nebuchadnezzar in the old testament had tossed in to the fiery furnace. While waiting for it to arrive, he wonders what he must name it. Too white. Fortunately, his grandfather has promised him one. Too sticky. Shoe Polish?"No doubt about it, Davie is obsessed.

Davie's almost religious zeal for his soon-to-be pet, of whom he sings,"fairest of ten thousand to my soul,"doesn't fade with all the arrival inside the actual rabbit. It was alive, and it was yours! It was nearly unbelievable, and it was nevertheless a miracle. In all of the world it was yours. Every morning you woke up it was a miracle all over again, that there in a barn across the Dutch village sat a little rabbit, and he was yours. (Ages 9 to 12) Something breathing, nibbling, hopping, and it was yours!"Any youngster who has ever cried with happiness to have a pet will completely understand young Davie's emotions. Meindert Dejong, award-winning author of Newbery Medalist The Wheel on the School and The House of Sixty Fathers, has produced a strikingly emotional novel for young readers, perfectly complemented by the illustrations of Maurice Sendak."To feel he'd had Shadrach two weeks now!


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