Douglas Kaine McKelvey Zach Franzen
The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog
March 01, 2020 Comments.. 941
The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog Without Mama life in the log house at the forest s edge can be lonely for a little girl But there s Papa for company and the two mules Bartholomew and Thaddeus Frisco and the big old dog that myst

  • Title: The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog
  • Author: Douglas Kaine McKelvey Zach Franzen
  • ISBN: 9780998311227
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Without Mama, life in the log house at the forest s edge can be lonely for a little girl But there s Papa for company, and the two mules, Bartholomew and Thaddeus Frisco, and the big old dog that mysteriously showed up at the end of winter Everything about her little homestead seems sheltering and secure that is, until an ominous storm settles over the valley and threatWithout Mama, life in the log house at the forest s edge can be lonely for a little girl But there s Papa for company, and the two mules, Bartholomew and Thaddeus Frisco, and the big old dog that mysteriously showed up at the end of winter Everything about her little homestead seems sheltering and secure that is, until an ominous storm settles over the valley and threatens to take it all away As the flood waters rise and separate the girl from her Papa, will there be anything that can save her The Angel Knew Papa And The Dog is the lyrically told, frontier fantasy tale of a little girl s faith, courage, and amazing survival in a harsh wilderness The book has often been described as a children s story for all ages, and the perfect family read aloud.

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    1. Tom says:

      All stories have a fixed length (you can tell by the ones that get stretched too far and lose themselves), and this one is no exception. But when you read it, short as it is, you'll both wish it could have been longer, but understand it ought not be.

    2. Bonita says:

      Since first reading Douglas Kaine McKelvey in the "Wingfeather Tales", I wanted to read more of his books. This is a very interesting book, one that's hard to put into a specific category. It's short enough to read with a young child; the writing style is lyrical and imaginative, something that older readers can appreciate; the content and themes might challenge or upset a young, sensitive reader, but those same themes could be great discussion topics for a parent with a child. Loss. The presenc [...]

    3. Sara says:

      This a strong little book. Beautiful writing and emotionally rich story telling. I do wish that it was the first of a series and that there were more coming.

    4. Karen says:

      Picked this up from the author at the GHC for Ellie and Jacob. Ellie read this for her family summer reading programb 7/17/17

    5. Autumn Curry says:

      I read this book because it was offered for free on .  The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog is both very short as it is extremely different.  This could both be read and enjoyed by a child or an adult.  The chapters are lyrical, unresolved, and also very sad at times.  The little girl's mother passed away and she lives in a log cabin with her father; their life is simple, but followed by her child-like excitement.  After a storm comes, the little girl is very frightened that a flood will take he [...]

    6. Faith says:

      This book is relatively short, a pleasant children's fiction chapter book. While I read this book, perhaps it's not fair for me to count it. Sometimes I struggle with falling and/or staying asleep at night, and in those situations, I'll grab my Kindle to read until I'm tired again. This was a book I read during a couple of those middle-of-the-night stretches. All that to say, my memory is foggy in points.Here's what I do know: it's beautifully written, and the ending seemed abrupt to me after th [...]

    7. May says:

      Rich in imagery and metaphor, this story is for all ages, and one I will re-read and share for years to come. I was swept up into it and deeply struck at 2 different moments in the story. The ending leads the reader to a beginning of sorts. The author's note, after 21 years of hindsight in writing the story, gave the story a richer aftertaste for me. What an awesome and unexpected place to find ourselves revealed! Highly recommend.

    8. Ashley Jacobson says:

      This book was fabulous! As good as the classics like Little House on the Prairie, that take you to another world and acquaint you with a family you soon fall in love with. Also packed with an adventure like story and a heart wrenching plot of relationships and experiences. It was a quick read and a fun experience! I want there to be another story about these characters.

    9. Lara Lleverino says:

      What a beautiful beautiful story! Douglas Kaine McKelvey has spirit of Tolkien and Solomon wrapped in his writing! Such beautiful imagery and such sehnsucht! Yes this book should be read aloud in winter by a fire to kids everywhere! Grab the tissues it will make you cry the way Where the Red Fern Grows makes you cry!

    10. Teri Hannan says:

      I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up. I am a fan of The Rabbit Room, so I had heard of this book and it’s reprinting. It is a short read but it is not a flippant or mindless read. The story has endeared itself to me and I expect it will be a book I reach for over and over again. I especially loved this version’s author’s note.

    11. Josh Bishop says:

      "It was a world of wonders, Papa once told me, for anyone who cared to slow down and take a look."This is a beautiful and surprising little book, both sorrowful and deeply comforting. It'll take all of an hour to read. For me, it somehow felt like coming home.

    12. Kay Pelham says:

      Excellent story. Read it to your childrenA story very well told. This is the best "chapter book" I've ever read. Read it to your children and grandchildren. The author's Afterword is very moving, as well.

    13. Shelley says:

      BeautifulThis is a surprising and wonderful story. It had a similar feeling to me as Peace Like a River. I was shocked by the ending and feel that it was a deeply moving story.

    14. Deborah Lund says:

      Loved it!Just a beautiful story I can see reading to my granddaughter when she's older. Absolutely loved it, and definitely recommend!

    15. Sarah Middlestead says:

      With few words, McKelvey leaves us heartbroken, but yet hopeful.

    16. Julie Huisingh says:

      85 pages. Loved the writing.

    17. Jessi says:

      "Later on a lot of things happened that none of us expected, but those are part of a whole different story that will have to wait for another telling. After all, as Papa likes to say, you can't ride two horses at one time." This was a sweet little story and I'm hoping that someday Douglas Kaine McKelvey will give us another telling of that whole different story.

    18. Nick Jones says:

      Very good, although it felt like an excerpt of a larger novel (which I would have loved to read).

    19. Barbara Ann says:

      A heartwarming tale of love, faith and heartbreak narrated by a charming, sweet girl named Evangelina Elizabeth Blake. Living at the edge of the woods in a small log cabin by the river, she works hard alongside her father to farm the land, borrowing a neighbor's mules to help them plow. Evangelina has lost her mother; she takes delight in nature and the few books her father has managed to purchase for her to read. One of her favorite stories from the Bible is Noah's flood; this foreshadows the a [...]

    20. April says:

      This is a short feel good read about a girl surviving a flood with the help of a mule, a dog and an angel. Very warm and fuzzy with a nice mix of adventure. It seemed to leave it open for a part two at the end but I didn't see that there ever was one.

    21. Brianna Preston says:

      Beautiful!The prose in this story is completely lovely. I loved meeting this little girl and hearing her tale. Highly recommend!

    22. Becca says:

      Sentimental. Predictable. "Sweet." McKelvey definitely has a gift for language, but this felt more like a long short story than meat enough for a book.

    23. Brenda Benoit says:

      Loved this very short story and wish it had gone on longer or the author had written a followup to it.

    24. Kathy Rae says:

      Sweet StoryAn adventure that will warm the heart of anyone who reads it, even in the midst of a storm in this book.

    25. Ryan Boomershine says:

      McKelvey is a gifted story-teller, and I hope he pursues this craft. This story was a beautiful table well-placed. It feels like a meal is preparing to be served.

    26. Tamara says:

      A simple story with some beautiful prose.

    27. Cam says:

      My only complaint -- I wish it hadn't ended.

    28. Jamie says:

      Just a lovely heartwarming sweet book. I enjoy Mr. McKelvey's writing style and wish this was a series.

    29. Amanda Quarles says:

      BeautifulSuch a beautiful, sweet book. It's a quick read and very easy to read aloud. We all want to know what happens next.

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