- ISBN 13:
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- Edition: Revised
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 04/26/2010
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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The Powerful Newbery Award-Winning Classic
A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father is a sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed. Then, one morning, almost like a miracle, a sweet-smelling ham is cooking in the family's kitchen. At last the family will have a good meal. But that night, an angry sheriff and his deputies come, and the boy's life will never be the same.
A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South.
"The power of the writing lies in its combination of subtlety and strength." - H
"The writing is simple, timeless and extraordinarily moving. An outstanding book." - Commonweal