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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1991. Atheneum

Available in braille from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and Web-braille.
(202) 707-5100

2. Seedlings Braille Books
$16.50 - Braille versions available for purchase.
(800) 777-8552

3. Braille Institute
$10.00 - Braille versions available for purchase.
(800) 272-4553

4. Braille International
$16.00 - Braille versions are available for purchase.
(800) 336-3142

Related Web Sites

• Meet the author - Now learn more about Phyllis Reynolds Naylor on Houghton Mifflin Reading: Kids' Place web site.


1. Class or Home Discussions
  • Talk about the "Depression" time in this story.

  • Talk about your favorite pet and how you help take care of it.

  • Talk about how to deal with people who are mean and think about what you can do to help them.

2. Outdoors
Visit an animal shelter or pet store to see how people take care of animals.

3. Literacy Skills
Read more books about life in the West Virginia mountains.

4. Internet Research
Go to your favorite search engine, and search using the keywords: beagle, West Virginia.

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