The following book review was written by second-grader Owen Beseda. His favorite pastime is BMX bicycle racing. He is currently ranked 4th in the state for his age group. He also loves science and has advanced to the regional finals in science fair twice. He loves dogs, especially his own, Emma and Bingo. Owen lives with his mom, dad, and little brother.
I just finished Call of the Wild by Jack London. It is about a dog Buck who was kidnapped and sold as a sled dog in a severely cold northern territory. He fights for his life fiercely and grows stronger. He even becomes a leader of his pack. When Buck, a St. Bernard and shepherd mix, hears the howls of the wolves, Buck realizes he must one day answer this call of the wild. The reader follows Buck on his journey filled with excitement and danger. Some of the humans in his life are kind, but most are mean to him. All dog lovers would like this book, so would anyone who likes a good adventure story.
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Flour Bluff, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer a glimpse into the past and present of the little community of Flour Bluff. She wrote for The Flour Bluff Messenger, wrote and edited for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper that existed from December 2017 to April 2020, served as copy editor on three books, and continues to tutor students of all ages in the lively art of writing.