Letters From Wolfie

Letters From Wolfie

Patti Sherlock / Jan 22, 2020

Letters From Wolfie Mark s dog Wolfie is part malamute part German shepherd and all heart Mark can hardly imagine life without his big loving canine companion But in the Vietnam War is still raging and when Mar

  • Title: Letters From Wolfie
  • Author: Patti Sherlock
  • ISBN: 9780142403587
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mark s dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns that the army needs scout dogs, he decides to send Wolfie As his dad says, a smart dog like Wolfie could save a lot of soldiers soldiers like Mark s brother, DannyMark s dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns that the army needs scout dogs, he decides to send Wolfie As his dad says, a smart dog like Wolfie could save a lot of soldiers soldiers like Mark s brother, Danny Besides, it seems like the patriotic thing to do Inspired by real events, this is a heartbreaking story about sacrifice, loyalty, and the complex meanings of patriotism.

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    1. Why I read it: This book is on our historical fiction "Recommended Reading" list for the sixth grade. One of my students checked it out and brought it home. Next thing we knew there was a parent complaint because the book mentioned the term "reproductive processes" and Playboy. My director asked me if I'd read the book and since I hadn't, I told her I would right away. I also checked reviews.The result: Letters From Wolfie is a beautiful story about a boy who donates his dog to the US army durin [...]

    2. ='[ Letters From Wolfie is a relatively short story about a thirteen year old boy named Mark who (mostly out of envy) sends his beloved dog Wolfie to help the army in Vietnam without really knowing much about what he has done, all he knows is it gets his older brother (who is a soldier already) out of the spotlight for a little while and gives him a few moments of glory. However when he finds out that dogs are targeted by the enemy for a hefty price he digs deeper into what goes on in Vietnam wi [...]

    3. In this book a young boy has gotten a dog and has owned him for about 3 to 4 years now. The boys older brother had just left for war and was now at base camp, they had been keeping in touch through letters. One day his brother had sent a letter and in the letter his brother had said that they had needed a military dog and was wondering if he could have Wolfie. James did not know if he wanted to lose Wolfie, and never see him again. He had finally made up his mind and decided to send Wolfie to wa [...]

    4. Summary of the BookThe book takes place in 1969 during the Vietnam war. When America was being beaten badly and was in drastic need of assistance. With that being the case they were begging people to help in any way possible. But some rather interesting and sad events took place in a town with a boy and his dog. The boy’s name is Mark and the dog Wolfie they were inseparable those two. But Mark’s older brother Danny was in the army and that changed everything. Because when Danny joined the a [...]

    5. This book is a pretty random book that i picked up and didn't expect to be pretty good. Especially since i'm not really interested in war books, this one seemed to squeeze its way into my liking. First, having to feel ignored most of the time is a pretty sucky feeling and thats what the main character of the book Mark had to go through. Especially with his brother at war he doesn't get the attention he wants so he sends his dog to war hoping to get a little eyes on him for once. Has i read this [...]

    6. The only item that would have been appreciated is an appendix listing resources for later.I would like to know more about the current policy on treatment and use of animals by the armed forces.As mentioned the dogs were considered as equiment.I very much enjoyed reading Letters from Wolfie, although I cried my eyes out in more that one chapter. While its for readers, ages 10 and up, I believe adults would really like the book. Please see kirkus reviews for more about the book at: cmsrkusreviews/ [...]

    7. Mark decides, after receiving a letter from his older brother (a soldier in Vietnam), to lend his dog, Wolfie, to the army to become trained as a scout dog. There are all kinds of amazing stories about these dogs and their trainers and how they make units safer because of the dogs’ abilities to sniff out trouble. Mark has some misgivings because he loves Wolfie so much (Wolfie is a German shepherd-Malamute cross) and doesn’t want to give him up, but then he thinks he’s doing his part for t [...]

    8. Mark loves his dog, Wolfie. Wolfie is a German Shepherd/ Malamute mix. The year is 1969--the Military is recruiting people and dogs to fight in the Vietnam War. Danny, Mark’s brother, fought in the Vietnam War. After Danny leaves, Mark wonders if sending Wolfie away was the right thing for the country since they are in need of dogs. Later, Mark tells his class he sent away his dog to help fight in the war. His parents think he is right but this girl, Claire lectures him about giving Wolfie a [...]

    9. Mark Cantrell donates his beloved dog, Wolfie to the army during the Vietnam conflict. Danny, his older brother, who is serving his country in the war, told Mark about the heroic ways dogs were saving lives. Mark believes he is doing his patriotic duty. Wolfie, friendly and loving, has ups and downs in training, as Mark learns about his progress from his handler, Tucker Smalley. Mark begins to have doubts about his sacrifice when he reads accounts of other dogs in the army. Dogs are viewed as 'a [...]

    10. CIP: It's 1969 and America is deeply divided over the war in Vietnam. Yet when thirteen-year-old Mark donates his dog, Wolfie, to the Army's scout program, he feels sure he's doing the right thing. After all, his dad is a WWII veteran, and his older brother Danny is serving in Vietnam. But although Wolfie's handler sends letters detailing Wolfie's progress, the Army won't say when and -or if - Wolfie and the other dogs will be returned to their owners. As Danny's letters home become increasingly [...]

    11. gr 5-9 229 pgsduring Vietnam War, Colorado ?. After his older brother Danny leaves to serve in Vietnam, 13 year old Mark decides to donate his dog Wolfie to serve in the Army Scout program, thinking that like his brother, Wolfie will serve for a year and then return home. It is only after Wolfie is gone that Mark finds out that Wolfie is now army property and he may never see him again. Mark begins writing letters and organizing a protest to help make sure Wolfie will be able to come home.I like [...]

    12. This moving story brings together the emotions of the Vietnam era with the need to serve your country. Mark is thirteen and has always lived in the shadow of his brother who is serving in Vietnam. When his brother, Danny, tells of a need for service dogs, Mark impulsively volunteers to send his much loved dog, Wolfie, to the army. His initial yearnings to impress those adults who are so taken with Danny is replaced with the regret that he feels over losing his best friend. Believing that Wolfie [...]

    13. A wonderful and yet heart-breaking story which takes place during the Vietnam War. It is centered aroung a family of four and those who know them and care for them. At first, the entire family is very supportive of the war, but as they lived through difficult experiences caused by the war, some of the support changed to opposition. The oldest son joined the war . He came home as a changed man, both physically and emotionally. Mark, the youngest boy, donated his beloved dog, Wolfie to be trained [...]

    14. The author of the book wolfie is Patti Sherlock. This book has 228 pages. The characters are mom, dad, Brother, Mark and alot of others. This book is about a young boy and his dog. His brother just went to the army and and mark heard they needed dogs. So he thought it would be good to send wolfie. 1 week after mark's brother went to the army Mark sent wolfie. So he did stuff wich was boring it got queit around the house. Then he gets news that after war is done the owner can't have their dog bac [...]

    15. letters from wolfie was an exciting and heartwarming book. its a touching tale of a boy growing up and about the war. In 1969 the war is strong and marks brother danny is in the war so he sends him mark is heatbroken. This book made you want to cry and smile at the same time becuase marks brother and now his dog were in the war and he had to worry about two lives now that were very important to him. there is alot of sacrafice of how mark had to give up his dog even though he wanted to keep him h [...]

    16. Wow, what a tear-jerker. I admit I am a sucker for 'boy and his dog' stories, but this one is special.Set in the Vietnam War era and focused on the journey of a young boy (Mark) with his beloved, rambunctious rescue dog (Wolfie). As his older brother, Danny enlisted in the Army and convined Mark that he could make a contribution to the war effort by donating Wolfie to the military.The tensions between Marks parents, lifestyle changes when his mother gets a part-time job at the library, his effor [...]

    17. I enjoyed this book because it represents sacrifice of life for the greatest country in the world. If you give your life for this country, you completed the greatest mission you were given to complete. The story starts off with a boy who adopts a dog from the animal shelter and he raises the dog like any other human being does. When Wolfie gets a bit older, Marks' brother, Danny, registers for the Vietnam war. Once Danny leaves, Mark is thinking about sending Wolfie to war. My least favorite par [...]

    18. 2009 Rebecca Caudill nominee. I liked this book for it’s realism and the way it addressed complex issues surrounding the Vietnam War. The family in the book struggled with having an older son go off to fight in Vietnam and then donating their pet to be used as a scout dog for the army. They felt it was their patriotic duty and then struggled with doubt as they learned more about the war and the sacrifices they had made as a family. Mark, the families younger son, started to write letters to Wo [...]

    19. After Danny goes to Vietnam, his brother Mark decides to volunteer his dog Wolfie to the US Army scout service. As Wolfie goes through training and then to Vietnam, Mark (and the other characters) questions the war.Vietnam and dogs aren't my go-to subject headings for books. That being said, this one is better written on the topic than I thought at the start. It covers a difficult and almost always heavy-handed topic rather well; most sides are addressed without caricatures. The book is neither [...]

    20. Mark has a brother over seas in the Vietnam war. The army needs dogs and Mark has a dog named Wolfie.Reasons I like this book-Reason 1- Wolfie is a playful dog. He knows when a person needs playtime.Reason 2- After Mark sends Wolfie into the army, he tries to find out were will Wolfie go after he has served the army. Mark finds out they have no real plan for the dogs and decides to hold a protest for all the dogs.Reason 3- The book made me think, "How do dogs know when a person needs extra love? [...]

    21. After his brother joins the army and is sent to Vietnam, Mark sends his dog Wolfie to help the war effort. When he realizes that the army does not intend to send Wolfie home after his term of service, Mark gets involved in war protests that nearly tear his family apart. He meets people who think the war might not be such a good idea and Mark starts to question everything he's always taken for granted. It's a great, great book about a boy starting to grow up and think for himself. Warning: the do [...]

    22. I really liked the book Letters From Wolfie. It explained what war families go through when they send their son or daughter off to war. Mark, the main character, and his dog, Wolfie, had to watch Mark's brother go into the Vietnam War. Soon after, Mark, had sent Wolfie into the army. My favorite part was when Mark and his friend, Claire, had come up with a protest to help get Wolfie back. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about animals.

    23. This is a 2009 Rebecca Caudill. Since I don't like war books, and I'm not crazy about dog books either, I was surprised that I enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read, yet dealt with very complicated feelings about the Vietnam War in a way that upper elementary/middle schoolers could grasp. Students may relate to this a little better now, than ten years ago, due to the comparison to families with soldiers in Iraq.

    24. *tear*This was a really good book! It was really heart-loving and nice in just the right way. It's about a dog and his owner, a boy who sends him off to Vietnam so Wolfie (the dog) can become a war dog to help save soldiers. Of course it's about a dog, so Wolfie dies at the end. It's really a good book, historical fiction, and a good read. It makes you want to turn the pages, but not in a 'action' sort of way. I loved it, and it was really a great read.

    25. Set during the Vietnam War, a boy decides to send his dog to fight because his brother in Vietnam says they need them. By the time Wolfie is in training, he regrets sending his dog, but it is too late. The soldier with Wolfie sends frequent letters, more frequent than his own brother. Overall, the story was a bit sad and very hard to take at times. Really puts you in the scene of Vietnam from both a civilian and solider point of view.

    26. Loved this bookI cried! My son recommended I read this after he'd read it. A really lovely story about a boy and his dog and the Vietnam war. The boy comes of age during the war, which affects his family in many ways. It is a tale of sacrifice, selflessness, understanding, compassion and yes, my son cannot believe I cried!

    27. This book was very good. I think that the author did a good job of keeping the reader interested. I couldn't put the book down! It was definitely a touching book. I have a dog, so I know how close human get get to their dogs. It made me cry and think about what I could do if i was in that situation.

    28. At the beginning of the book, I thought it would be just a simple brainwashing story about a jealous teenage kid who donated his dog to the army thinking it would make him popular, claiming it was a very unselfish act (unselfish, my eye) but it turned out to be more complicated and not bad at all in the end.

    29. I found this book ok it wasn't great but it wasn't horrible. at the beginning of the book I was not very interested what so ever but I found that the farther you got in the book the more I wanted to read it. I found the book a bit confusing at sometimes but overall is a decent book, might recommend it.

    30. Letters from Wolfie by Patti Sherlock leaves the reader with a sense of sacrifice. In this book we learn how it takes courage to send someone or something you love into war. The book starts off slow but once I got into the story I couldn't put the book down! If you like books that make you think or feel then this is the book for you!

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