Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

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John Reynolds Gardiner's action-packed canine adventure story of a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

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About John Reynolds Gardiner

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John Reynolds Gardiner, an engineer by profession, has also worked as a writer adapting children's stories for television.A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in West Germany, Central America, and the state of Idaho, where he first heard the legend that is the basis for Stone Fox, his first published work. He is also the author of Top Secret and General Butterfingers.Mr. Gardiner lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife, Gloria, and their three daughters: Carrie, Alicia, and Danielle.
 
Published April 29, 2010 by HarperCollins. 107 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The idea for this story came from a Rocky Mountain legend that was told to me in 1974 by Bob Hudson over a cup of coffee at Hudson's CafÉ in Idaho Falls, Idaho."" Gardiner's note is not part of the story, but it does reflect the down-to-earth tone and atmosphere that pervade the story.

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