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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Book Title
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Author
David Wroblewski
ISBN
9780061374234
The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.Filled with breathtaking scenes--the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain--The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.--O MagazineBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David WroblewskiPublisher: Ecco PressPublished: 09/08/2009ISBN: 9780061374234Pages: 562Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.07dReview Citations: People Weekly 09/28/2009 pg. 67New York Times Book Review 10/11/2009 pg. 20People Weekly 02/15/2010 pg. 58Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 126581 / Story of Edgar SawtelleReading Level: 6.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 31

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.

Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.

Filled with breathtaking scenes--the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain--The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.

--O Magazine

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Wroblewski
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 09/08/2009
ISBN: 9780061374234
Pages: 562
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.07d

Review Citations: People Weekly 09/28/2009 pg. 67
New York Times Book Review 10/11/2009 pg. 20
People Weekly 02/15/2010 pg. 58

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 126581 / Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Reading Level: 6.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 31

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.

Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.

Filled with breathtaking scenes--the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain--The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.

--O Magazine

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Wroblewski
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 09/08/2009
ISBN: 9780061374234
Pages: 562
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.07d

Review Citations: People Weekly 09/28/2009 pg. 67
New York Times Book Review 10/11/2009 pg. 20
People Weekly 02/15/2010 pg. 58

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 126581 / Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Reading Level: 6.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 31