We love Shiloh!
We really loved the book Shiloh. We are a 4th grade classroom at the small school called Sacred Catholic School. We live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our school is a classical education school which means we only read REALLY awesome great books like your book.
Our favorite part of Shiloh was when Marty saved Shiloh and Judd Travers was even a little nice to Marty at the end.
We had a lot of great conversations about this book. We wanted to know if you agreed that Marty should’ve kept Shiloh a secret from his parents. We talked a lot about which was right… to lie to your parents and save Shiloh or tell the truth and know Shiloh could get hurt. What would you have done?
Last thing… have you ever been to Nebraska? If you ever come here, please visit us! We’d love to have you!
Miss Scolaro’s 4th grade class
Thank you for your wonderful letter. The questions you were asking yourselves about what Marty should do were the same conversations I was having in my head when I wrote the book. Fortunately, I didn’t have to make a decision in real life because friends of ours in West Virginia finally adopted the dog. And just as Marty says to his dad, when his father tells him he wants him to do what’s right, “What’s RIGHT?” There are situations in life where it’s hard to tell the difference between right and wrong. Yes, I have been to your great state. In fact, I was there in 1996 to accept the Nebraska Golden Sower Award for Shiloh, and again in 1999 to accept the Golden Sower Award for Shiloh Season, the second book in the series. I hope your class will also enjoy Saving Shiloh and the final book, A Shiloh Christmas.