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by James Herriot

1989

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Market Square Dog " by James Herriot .

In James Herriot’s short story “The Market Square Dog,” a veterinarian and a policeman help a stray dog that is injured.  

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family, Honor & Courage, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How are we changed by love?", "What makes a hero?", and "What is a friend?"

Ways to support your child: