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“Dirt,” by Denise Gosliner is an adventurous book.

Yonder is the main character and her mother died when she was young.

After Yonder’s mother died she never talked again. Her father is always drinking; and she has a hard life.

Yonder goes to Robert Frost Middle school. She is teased and has no friends.

One day a pony from mean Enid’s farm comes wandering up to her. At first she keeps pushing the pony away, but soon she loves the pony and will do anything to protect him. She feeds the pony, grooms him, and takes the pony on walks.

On the way home from school one day Yonder sees a sign that said “Pony for sale. Good quality horse meat.”

What? Yonder wasn’t going to let her pony, Dirt, become horse meat! Her father allows her to keep Dirt, secretly, in her room, but she must not get caught.

She stops going to school, but only has a few days off before Trudy Trumpet, the school social worker, appears in her doorway.

Read the book to find out what happens to Dirt and Yonder after that.

I recommend this book for either boys or girls in grades 4, 5, and 6. I give this book 5 stars!

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6 Responses to “Dirt”

  1. Avani Prabhudesai on January 10th, 2018 1:52 pm

    Hi! I think that if I read DIRT I would LOOOOOVE it.

  2. Sanjeev Singh on January 16th, 2018 9:13 am

    I like your review! It makes me want to read it because of when you said the school social worker Trudy Trumpet showed up at Yonder’s house!

  3. Ariglen Qemali on January 17th, 2018 10:00 am

    This was a fantastic article! This sounds like a book I would love to read. I really want to read Dirt to find out what happens.

  4. Kevin Tritschler on January 17th, 2018 10:06 am

    Why is it called dirt?

    Alexa Joy Kosinski Reply:

    The story is called Dirt because the pony’s name is Dirt. Yonder named the pony Dirt because he was always dirty and loved to play in the dirt.

  5. Casey Morton on January 19th, 2018 1:45 pm

    I think that I would like to read this book because it is happy, sad, and the cover is a little bit funny .

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