My reading aloud The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan continues with chapters eight and nine. Chapter eight is 3:27 and chapter nine is 3:39.
Sylvan is stubborn about taking his medicine. Flora wonders if Sylvan really left Teddy. She worries what will happen after the storm ends.
And, today was a bonus! I went to hear Patricia MacLachlan, the author of The Poet’s Dog, speak at a bookstore. Yes, this was the real deal! She has written a new children’s book, The Hundred-Year Barn, which is absolutely wonderful. If you love barns, history, and family stories, you will enjoy this book. It feels like reading Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney.
I greeted her, and she was thrilled to know I was reading her book aloud on my blog. It is a privilege to talk books with authors.