Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Argos: Now in paperback!

Reprint of the student reviewer's original post:

Hardy, R.K. Argos: The story of Odysseus as told by his Dog, 382 pages. HarperCollins, 2016. $7.99.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

ARGOS is a noble and courageous dog and is very loyal to his master Odysseus. The master has been gone for a long time and his family is worried.  So Argos takes it upon himself to find his master. He gets help from a few of his animal friends to tell him where his master is.  He asks a Gull, 2 Turtles, and a Vulture. But even with all the stories he has heard from the animals he is still not sure where his master is.

The author uses the dog in such a unique way to tell the story, and after reading it you would surely feel the same sympathy that the dog feels for his master.  But not only that he makes sure to show both sides of all the characters, including the Mom, Son, and Dog. And so over all I think that the author know what he is doing and knows what people like. So I would highly recommend this book to anyone in 5-7 grade.

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Student Reviewer.  AM, 7th grade

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