Stone Fox / Top Secret

Long overdue unabridged audio edition of the classic Stone Fox Little Willy has a big job to do When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector He enters the National Dogsled Race, where he must beat the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyed dogs.
Stone Fox Top Secret Long overdue unabridged audio edition of the classic Stone Fox Little Willy has a big job to do When his grandfather falls ill it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector He ent

  • Title: Stone Fox / Top Secret
  • Author: John Reynolds Gardiner B.D. Wong Robert Sean Leonard
  • ISBN: 9780060526153
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 1 thought on “Stone Fox / Top Secret”

    1. Stone Fox is a classic book.It's all about a little boy named Willy and his grandfather and they are potato farmers. In the book grandfather got sick and Willy needed to find a way to help grandfather.So little Willy went do a docter named doc Smith.Willy got doc Smith and doc did everthing she could.She went to get medicine.Willy found out that grandfather was not sick just because.It was because of the taxes.Willy went to enter a race that he could get the tax money from.But the best racer eve [...]

    2. STONE FOX has withstood the test of time. I recall this book being on the "Battle of the Books" list almost 20 years ago. I enjoyed it then and refreshed my memory by rereading it as a possible Christmas gift for my third grade grandson. It is a high interest, heart wrenching story about 10 year old Willy, Grandfather and Searchlite, Willy's dog and ever present companion. Grandfather has given up his will to live because of years of unpaid property taxes. Willy's determination to find a way to [...]

    3. is a nice book but brings back like 100 years ago. plus the ending is bad because it stops at one certain part and it leaves you wondering" what would happen next after this?". and i dont like that because i like full endings not half.

    4. Book was very fun for me. It was quite sad at the end when the dog died. The race was exiting to read about. The whole book was actaully a bit sad. Fun though.

    5. Eleven year old boy Willy, along with his loyal dog Searchlight, lived with his grandfather on a potato farm in Wyoming. They had little money but enjoyed living on the farm until one day Willy's grandfather fell ill and couldn't care for the farm. The tax collector demanded 500$ that they did not have. Willy soon found out out there was a dog sledding race with a reward of the money that they needed to keep the farm. Willy knew there was fierce competition and that he and Searchlight had no exp [...]

    6. Book Review of Stone Fox Imagine a boy racing for $500 dollars and racing someone who has never lost a race. John Reynolds Gardiner did not like to read at age 14. He was a rebel.He did the opposite of what his parents told him to do. In the book Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner Little Willy has a job to do when his grandpa falls ill. It is up to Little Willy to save the farm. His grandpa did not pay the tax bills for the farm.Little Willy decided to try to get the money in a different way.Th [...]

    7. It was awesome and a little heart-breaking.(Francisco) It was also fantastic.(Julian) We love this book!(Brandon) "My favorite part was when Searchlight died at the end because it made me really emotional and I can relate to it because a lot of my dogs have died before too." (Lissete)My favorite part was when Stone Fox said, "If anyone crosses this line--I will shoot!" (Christian). When Little Willy saw his grandpa looking in the window, he was really happy. (Nathan) Stone Fox was the best story [...]

    8. stone fox is about a boy named little willy and his dog search lightttle Willy's grandfather gets sick , and willy has no money to help his grandpa get better day little willy found a poster that said there will be a race this weak it is only fifty dollars to get inttle willy uses his college money to get in the race.but then he started hearing alto of things about an Indian named stone fox! willy did not know who stone fox was! until he saw stone fox in town one daynally the day of the race, wi [...]

    9. The book was actually decent. It had a quick yet effective character development and had a very heartfelt ending. It is the most effective story i've come across that was heartfelt. However it was not in my favorite genre. It did actually did a good job for book from a different genre and makes me appreciate that genre more and it is a very good representative. It was a good story and it is one of those books that i will go back to every now and again. Too bad there isn't half or quarter ratings [...]

    10. In the book called "Stone Fox" it's about a little boy that worries about his grandpa being sick and he does anything in his power to make sure that nothing happens to their farm. The boy’s name is Willy. His dog's name is search light. Him and his dog enter a dog race to pay all of his grandpa's bills on the farm. little Willy only has him and his dog in the race. There was only one bump on the road. Their was one racer that had entered himself. He has never lost and his name is Stone Fox. Th [...]

    11. A boy named Willy is trying to raise money to buy a medicine that will make his grandfather better. He has one dog named Searchlite who he enters in a race with a grand pirze of four hundred and fifty dollars. He enters the race a wins, but at the end his dog has a fatal heart attack and passes away. He makes his grandfather better, and has a successful crop that year. I would recommend this book to others because it's an easy read yet very good. The characters very well fit the plot and story l [...]

    12. My fifth grade reading class read this book during our Building a Reading Life unit and we all loved it! We noticed how the author used descriptive language that showed us what was happening, rather than telling us. The ending was also a complete shock-- none of us could have guessed it. Another important lesson we learned from this book is to "not judge a book by it's cover." We all agreed that if we had seen this book in the library, we probably wouldn't have chosen to read it. But, once we ga [...]

    13. Even though this is a simple read, it is a complex story. For that reason, I think it is best left for older children--upper elementary and higher. The story is holds both tragedy and victory within a very small frame. I love that the author created the story from a Rocky Mountain legend that is reported to have actually occurred. This adds depth to the tale and helps you understand why a hard story often begs to be told. This book is especially effective as a Hi-Lo book, but any older reader ca [...]

    14. This book is about a young boys courage to save his farm. His grandfather gets ill and ends up almost dying. But he then finds out his grandpa owns 500 dollars. So he enters a race against the great Stone Fox. He has never lost before. Willy the boy uses his only dog Searchlight. When he is close to winning, his dog's heart explodes and dies. Then Stone Fox makes the other racers stop and lets Willy crose the finish line, with his courageous and brave dog in his hands.

    15. If you like races and dogs then you will very well like this book. It is about a child that has to win a sled race to pay for his dad's medicine. I loved this book because it is full of action and the character can relate to me. Also, since I like racing and action, I really liked this book. The4 last reason why I like this book is because the kid really set his mind into helping out his dad. I recommend reading this book to see what happens.

    16. I use this book as a read aloud in my third grade class. It is powerful and the kids love it. It feels a little old school, but not in a cool way. It feels a bit dated and a quick tweaking might make it more popular again rather than teacher/librarian recommended to today's kids. Definitely a must read classic though.

    17. This is a good book for intermediate readers. I think it is an easy read and it keeps the reader engaged at all times. Little Willy takes his dog to win a big bobsled race to save his sick grandfather's farm and he has a very loyal dog helping him in the process. This book does have a sad ending and may strike a nerve with a student who has lost a pet.

    18. This brought a tear to every eye in my class! It is a short easy read for students. The boys liked the fact that the main character was a determined 10 year old boy named Willy. The abrupt ending was a tear jerker. I would have rated it higher if it would have been a more involved and detailed book but I feel that it was a tad too short. That being said, it is a quick read that students enjoy.

    19. If you like sled dog races then this is the book for you I learned that you can make your goals no matter how hard it is. The main character is Willy . Willy is a brave boy and also If you read this book I can tell you that it is very sad and if you read it you will think that little Willy is very brave for a ten year oldis is the book for you and it teaches you a lessen. by Kylie

    20. This book is one of the best books that I have ever read. It makes you want to stay up all night and never put the book down. It had great detail and an amazing plot line, I think I've read it probably 3 times and I still want to read it again! I would suggest the book to anyone!

    21. Such an awesome, awesome book! A boy who sets out to save his grandfathers farm by entering a race with his dog. A wonderful adventure but hold on to your seats because the author has a twist you won't be ready for! We weren't, that's for sure!

    22. I really liked this book because it always allowed my mind to wonder on what can happen next. This story can help children keep thinking on how they can come up with their on stories and what may come next in the story.

    23. This book is about this little boy named little willy and his grandfather and dog searchlight. the grandfather gets sick and little willy has to pay the taxes so he enters this dog race and the winner gets $5,000 so he can pay theres more but i wont tell.

    24. It was extraordinary. The end was really sad. But it was still wonderful. The words in the book were really passionate. This is a book you must read. I give it 5 stars all the way.

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