The Poet’s Dog – Patricia MacLachlan

Review From User :

This is a children's book. I never care what age a book is for... I just care that it's wonderful like this book is.

My mind is full of a dog and a poet. Jewels. A blizzard. Frosting. Yeats. Words and names. Grief. Hope. An Irish wolfhound. Charlotte's Web. Creative soup. Snow.

I read the kindle version on sale today. I just came across it and thought, "Why not" I will have to buy the tree book version of it so it can live in my library... adding its lovely voice to the voices of my other books.

Isn't it splendiferous to just accidentally (serendipitously) come across a book only to find that it is just perfectly exactly what you wanted to read in that moment even though you didn't know it

Beautiful book. Read it.


Category: Children, Fantasy

Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children.

Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home – and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of Teddy’s words. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone.

As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?

The Poet's Dog