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 is a 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. Recommended for age 10 and up. The 1970 Newbery Medal winner.
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Review 1 for Sounder
Lovely piece of literature
Date:February 14, 2011
Here's a little bit about the book "Sounder"… It was first published in the 1960's and the story is about a black family living in the South. It tells of that family's hard times, a great coon dog named Sounder, and how they all pull together and survive what has been thrown their way in life.
Lovely piece of literature. I'd recommend it for anyone to read (teens, adults, or boys and girls 10 & up). I love the author's writing style… how the names of the people are never revealed--you only know Sounder's name. It seems to keep the other characters in a slight obscurity, as if there is a shadow over their face and you cannot see the person… but yet, you know everything about them. I like how the author did that for this book.
Superb, and excellent! I will be sure to read "Sounder" again someday.
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Review 2 for Sounder
Date:January 24, 2009
I like this movie, it got boring after a while, but it is pretty good and makes me cry everytime!