Stone Fox

John Reynolds Gardiner

Setting

This story took place at Willy's house on a potato farm. Willy's grandfather is ill because he can't pay the bills.


Location: Wyoming in winter

Summary

This story is about a boy named Willy and his dog Searchlight. They have a problem, grandfather is ill they have no idea why. Until a man named Clifford Snyder told them about the bills Willy's grandfather hadn't pay. Willy tries lots of things to help like plowing the potatoes. Then Willy heard about a dog race and it was lots of money, but Willy didn't care. He wanted grandfather back and he didn't care what it took. All the friends he asked for there opinion disagreed. But he still did it because he knew he could do it. So he went to sigh up for the race. The guy who sighed him up worned him that there were ganna be some sleders that were better than him. But he still did it. Then Willy saw the man named Stone Fox. He had sparkle in his eyes, a ribbon wraped around his head, a braid in his hair,and a face like stone.One day grandfather ran out of medicine. Willy went to Doc Smith. She gave him a piece of paper. Before he left Doc Smith told him he was a idiot for joining the race. But she said she will be cheering for him. Willy ''smiled'' She told him to give the paper to Lester at the genrel store. When Willy got the medicine and left but then. he heard barking of five dogs in a barn. Willy went in to the barn.He saw five Samoyeds

laying on the floor. Willy tryed to pet the dogs but then he saw Stone Fox. Willy said '' i'm sorry we cant both win but i'm going to beat you.'' So Stone Fox slaped him in the eye. That night Willy couldn't sleep. If willy couldn't sleep Searchlight couldn't sleep. The day came Willy woke up early his eye was killing him. It was swollen shut. Before willy left he kissed grandfather. Then Willy and Searchlight left.All the pepole voted for Stone Fox to win. As soon as

the race started Searchlight sprang forward with lots of force. Stone Fox went poorly slow at first. Willy and Searchlight were in the lead. But then Stone Fox was in second place passing all the racers. suddenly Searchlight has a heart attack. She fell to the ground Willy falls with her. Searchlight was dead...... Stone Fox saw how sad Willy was. So he drew a finish line in the snow because whoever passed the finish line won. Then Willy won the dog sled race.

Characters

There are three main characters Stone Fox, Little Willy,and Searchlight the dog.

How did Willy's character traits help him win the race?

Willy didn't really win the race his dog died .So Stone Fox made a finish line so Willy won sort- of. He won because of Stone Fox.

How did StoneFox change from the beginning of the story until the end?

In the beginning stone fox thought he needed the money more than willy but than he realized willy needed it more.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I would recommend this book to a friend because it has action and some kids like

action.