Edison is a Mexican street dog, but he s far from ordinary He can speak Bowwow and can understand English, Spanish, and French When a girl named Faith rescues him, he begins a fantastic and unforgettable journey.
Faith And The Electric Dogs Edison is a Mexican street dog but he s far from ordinary He can speak Bowwow and can understand English Spanish and French When a girl named Faith rescues him he begins a fantastic and unforgetta
I bought this at a thrift store on a cross-country road trip merely because of the cover and the fact that it mentioned San Francisco on the back (hey, it was a quarter, so I didn't have to justify the purchase any more than that!). I think it's meant for children, but I ended up loving it. I finished it in two days of relaxed reading. I loved the imagination of the story. It held my interest because the language wasn't too elementary and the story was almost childishly whimsical but still almos [...]
A delightful, magical tale about acceptance and friendship, with Spanish and Bowwow (one of several dog languages, we are told) words defined in the margins. I finished it on a recent morning and went to work, planning to order it for my school library when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but that it is out of print! Doggone it!!!
When I was in 2nd grade I picked this book up, excited that it had my name right on the front! Books never have my name and that was very important to me, being that young. I ended up absolutely loving it! It's now my favorite book of all time and I have read it ten times over. I did read the second one but I didn't enjoy it quite as much as this one.
Amusing and heartfelt story written from the perspective of the dog. In the style of magical realism with a wonder filled adventure of a girl who moves from San Francisco to Chiapas Mexico. She hates it there and is frustrated by not knowing how to speak the language. But in the end, my favorite saying, maybe because I've had my share of moving experience, "where ever you go there you are!"
Charming magical realism for the elementary set. Recommended to me by the parent of an young advanced reader as a good challenge with age-appropriate emotional content. Wasn't my personal favorite, but would make a good read aloud and acceptable for Karen's "No More Dead Dogs!" List The dog narrator and frequent words and expressions in languages from Spanish to BowWow will delight kids.
I teach at a primarily Spanish-speaking school and read this to my 4th graders every year.They really enjoy all the spanish inserts and my students who don't speak Spanish learn some words along the way. It is written with such humor and the kids love the fact that it's told by a dog. This has always been a hit with my classes and they are really bummed when it's over.
Review from 2004It's funny the way the dogs have different languages! I liked when they were flying the Peahen. Pork fat and hot peppers for fuel? I also liked that you could also learn some Spanish words too. Not to mention, Bowwow, and all those! :)
i read this a long time ago and really need to read it again because i don't think i really understood it the first time. i just barely remember a few things like a car hitting a dog and sending him into the gutter and an island and writing "fe" in the sand and other trivial things.
Faith is an example of children’s fantasy. It was a cute book that incorporated spanish into the storyline. I wasn't totally in love with this book as I was with the others but it is definitely a cute book for younger children.
Putting this on the read aloud list for the kiddos! Super cute and funny!
Yay!!! a fast fun read, great to read to children, cousins, friends, on the beach. Makes you feel like a kid again.
I have loved this book ever since I first read it when I was 6. It's a treasure to me, and an excellent read! :D
I don't remember much of this book, but I do know it was my favorite when I was little.I wish I could find a copy of it :(
I am reading this book with my son, it is such a sweet little story told from the dogs perspective. Having recently rescued a pup of our own, its adorable.
great kids book, clever, intriguing with a great lesson that isn't too preachy
It was a great book!
I remember this book from when I was in elementary school! I must have checked it about 10 times. I loved it!
Its been a while since I've read this. It was ok.