Armstrong, William H. > Sounder CD >

ISBN 13: 9780060852702

Sounder CD

3.96 avg rating
( 23,537 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060852702: Sounder CD

The Powerful Newbery Award-winning classic

A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's life is changed forever when his father is caught stealing a ham to feed his starving family. His dog, Sounder, is wounded in the incident and waits faithfully for his master to come home. Read by Avery Brooks, this timeless and compelling parable will move listeners of all ages.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Sounder is no beauty. But as a coon dog, this loyal mongrel with his cavernous bark is unmatched. When the African American sharecropper who has raised Sounder from a pup is hauled off to jail for stealing a hog, his family must suffer their humiliation and crushing loss with no recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas, Sounder is shot and disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and emaciated Sounder doesn't change the fact that the sharecropper's oldest son is forced to take on man's work to help support the family. His transition to adulthood is paved by the rocks and taunts hurled at him by convicts and guards as he searches for his father. But along this rough road he ultimately finds salvation as well.

William H. Armstrong's Newbery Award-winning novel quickly became a classic as a moving portrayal of resilience and hope in the face of profound human tragedy. Decades later, the bittersweet story still rings true, as strong-spirited individuals continue to battle the evil of prejudice. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

From the Back Cover:

The Powerful Newbery Award-Winning Classic

A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father isa sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed. Then, one morning, almost like a miracle, a sweet-smelling ham is cooking in the family's kitchen. At last the family will have a good meal. But that night, an angry sheriff and his deputies come, and the boy's life will never be the same.

A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 1.49

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Armstrong, William H.
Published by HarperChildrensAudio
ISBN 10: 0060852704 ISBN 13: 9780060852702
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hall Street Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperChildrensAudio. Book Condition: New. 2006 AUDIOBOOK . NOT A BOOK! Please order accordingly! Unabridged - New - Fully shrink-wrapped in the original box, which may show signs of wear including dents, etc. All CD's are guaranteed to play!. Bookseller Inventory # NU-01-04-0461

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Armstrong, William H.
Published by HarperFestival (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060852704 ISBN 13: 9780060852702
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperFestival, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060852704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Armstrong, William H.
Published by Harpercollins Childrens (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060852704 ISBN 13: 9780060852702
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Childrens, 2006. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 2 pages. 0.12x0.14x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0060852704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds