What's a Book Awards Challenge or Four Legged Friends Challenge without the classic Newbery Winner, Shiloh by the infamous Phyllis Reynolds Naylor? I've read it several times before, but just couldn't resist another go.

11 year old Marty Preston wants nothing more than to take home the dirty, abused beagle he found in the woods, but his parents tell him that since the dog actually belongs to a mean old man down the road, Marty is heartbroken and unsure of what to do. When the dog runs away again and heads straight for Marty, the young boy is faced with all sorts of moral and ethical dilemmas.

This is a classic book and I'm sure most of you have read it several times over, as I have. If not, run out and get it!!