March 10, 2014
Saving Shiloh, Summary
Marty has gained ownership of Shiloh from Judd, whom has recently had a car accident. Judd has decided to change his ways, but no one believes him. Marty and his family is being neighborly to Judd. Then a man from Ben's Run goes missing, and because he has fought with the man before, Judd is a suspect. Marty believes Judd is innocent, but no one else does. Marty is seeing a floating light in the woods across from his house. Then he learns that everyone is losing small things, his own dad included. Marty and his friend David go to search for the cause of the mysterious light. They reach the old school house, and find everyone's missing items, and a prison uniform. Now the police can catch the REAL killer and thief, or is it thieves?? The thieves are caught, they are two escaped criminals, but that is not the end of Marty's trouble. When Dara Lynn, Becky, David and he are down by the creek, now flooded into a river, Dara Lynn climbs on the railing of the bridge and falls. Everyone is panicking, but she manages to grab some branches, and they haul her out. but what Marty realizes almost gives him a heart attack, for he saw Shiloh, being carried downstream. He had been trying to save Dara Lynn. Marty rushes to the bank, ready to jump in, when Judd arrives in his pickup truck. He ties a rope to a tree, and dives in to save Shiloh. Shiloh is scared at first, not wanting to go to Judd, but then he does, and he is saved! Now Shiloh is saved, and Judd is the town hero!!!
The Newberry Award
The Newbery award was named after John Newbery. It was Established in 1922, and its an award for the literature of children. It was established by the American Library Association Executive Board. The winner of the award has their name and the date printed on the back of the medal. It was the first children's book award in the world. It was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan in 1921.