Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1980


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 610L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level P


Interest Level: Grade Level: 2 - 6; Age Level: 8 - 12


Major Awards: Beehive Award (Utah) * Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award * Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota) * Library of Congress Children's Books * New York Times Outstanding Book


Number of Pages: 96 pages


Approximate Word Count: 29,280 words -- The average reader will spend 1 hours and 57 minutes reading Stone Fox at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 58 mins


Book Themes: Love Between a Boy and his Dog, Competition, Perseverance (Determination)


Genre: Historical Fiction, Based on a Rocky Mountain Legend, Action Adventure


Setting: Wyoming -- set at an indeterminate time in the American Old West


Important Quote: Is she dead, Mr. Stone Fox? Is she dead?” little Willy asked, looking up at Stone Fox with his one good eye.


First Line: One day Grandfather wouldn't get out of bed.


Point of View: Third Person - The narrator seems to be speaking directly to the reader as in telling a story.


*Estimate from Reading Length

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