No More Dead Dogs (repackage)

No More Dead Dogs (repackage)

by Gordon Korman


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Nobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report on Old Shep, My Pal. But Wallace won't tell a lie-he hated every minute of the book! Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end?

After Wallace refuses to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play of Old Shep, My Pal, forces him to go to the rehearsals as punishment. Although Wallace doesn't change his mind, he does end up changing the play . . . into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!

". . . [E]veryone comes out a winner."

- Booklist

"Korman's humorous novel will endear it to readers who wonder, Why does the dog always die?"

- The ReadingTeacher

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484798447
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 59,733
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gordon Korman has written more than eighty novels for youngadult and middle-grade readers, including Schooled; Son of the Mob; Jake,Reinvented; The 6th Grade Nickname Game; Born to Rock; and The Juvie Three. He lives withhis family on Long Island.

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No More Dead Dogs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I picked it out at the library at school, I didn't realize how much I would like it! And I agree with Wallace, in all the books I've read that had a dog as the main character dies. I read the book in two days (mostly because it was time for bed). I actually liked Wallace's honesty about everything. And the ending was what I thought it would be (in a way). I my self didn't realize/guess (blank) was the one who was sabotaging the play. I would DEFIANTLY recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! It had a fun, spunky twist to it that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The plot was exciting and suspenseful. This book is a definite read!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A one sitting book for anyone who wants to read it, No More Dead Dogs is a book that will have you laughing your head off as you read it. When Wallace Wallace gets in detention for writing a truthful, but cruel book report on Old Shep, My Pal, he is immidiately kicked off the football team until he rewrites his report. Because he truly hated the book and refuses to lie about how he felt about it, he is stuck in detention watching the drama club prepare for a play of the book he is supposed to write a book on! While still refusing to write the book report, he gives the drama club tips on how to improve their play, and also succeeds on driving his teacher and one of the actors, Rachel, crazy. Suddenly, crazy tricks start happening and Wallace is blamed for them. After finally being banished from the opening night of an extremely different play, he sneaks in when he realizes that there would be a trick done to ruin the play. The drama club members realize what an impact Wallace made on their play and his parting words when he left the play rehersal for the last time 'Old Shep shouldn't die.' They put a plan into action, changing the play so that Old Shep lives but the trickster planted a smoke bomb on 'Old Shep' and Wallace barely manages to save the play and figure out that his true friends were on the drama team, and not the football team. The trickster is caught, and the book finishes with a brilliant and successful yet different play.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, so when I was in fourth or fifth grade, we had a book fair. I had no idea what books were good and what books weren't, but I specifically remember choosing No More Dead Dogs because I liked the title so much! Later, I read the book, and found out that I enjoyed it very much and was in love with it. Ever since then, I've read it about five times, and I plan on reading it again! I recommend this book to everyone... it changed my life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting, my daughter loved this book. She read it and it kept her interested.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't say that this book was the best book I've read but it is a very good book. If you are looking for a book that you don't have to think about and you can laugh at, this story is for you. The plot is very simple. The characters are all have a very distinct personality and the story is just plain funny. No, it won't be that one special book that you hold close to your heart, but it will be one you remember.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wallace Wallace is that type of person who no one understands. The fans think he¿s a hero, but he and most of his teammates think that it was a lucky catch (that made them win the championship foot ball game). Anyway, I love this book and I think whoever reads this book next will give it 2 thumbs up I know I would. Well, I hope you take note of what I just said and buy this book or please just rent it. Thank you. = )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did Wallace do it? I idk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How does one not like this book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HELP ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all i can say it is just awesome =awe
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious! I've read Everest by Gordon Korman and he almost made me fall over! The exact same thing happened in this book. I just think the ending should end when Wallace makes an even more spetacular touch down than the last season and Rachel is cheering madly. But over all, it is a fantastic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was in 6th grade,(now in 9th), I loved this book. I read it in language arts for 'readers stuido.' This is one of these books that I could not put down. I recommend this book for everyone who enjoys a good laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the funniest book I've ever read! I told my mother last night as we left the library that I was going to check it out until she buys it for me! Now that is commitment to a book, and why not? It's cleverly written, and the dog doesn't die! Well, sort of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was great book! I read this book bcuz i had 2 read 2 books 4 my book report ova the summer.. I luved the book and i could not believe how well the writer explained the book in details and everything..I mean but the fact that somebody had never lied in their life that was a little hard 2 believe! Overall it was a good book it shows the life of a middle schooler and how he goes through evryday life! I luved it! The book was AWESOME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a 13-year-old and want to read something other than, the boring; could care less about books @ school. Pick this book up @ Barnes & Noble. Trust me it's worth it. The first two pages get you. Actually makes you stop to laugh, that's how great it is.
cammykitty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No More Dead Dogs Gordon Korman always does an excellent job of writing books at an easy reading level that will appeal to older kids. I love this because I'm often working with middle school kids who are reading at a 2nd grade level. When you're twelve and starting to call yourself a tween, Runaway Ralph isn't going to cut it. In No More Dead Dogs, football *star* Wallace Wallace gets terminal detention for telling the truth, the book that the school play is based on sux. Thing is, detention means watching the play... and Wallace can't help but make suggestions. In the meantime, someone seems to be trying to frame him and he finds out who his real friends are. Very funny, very readable.
librarymeg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When football player Wallace Wallace gives a negative review to his teacher's favorite book, Old Shep, My Pal, his English teacher places him on detention. Wallace could get out of detention by rewriting his review, but he refuses to lie and so ends up spending his afternoons watching the drama club work on the play of Old Shep, My Pal. He may be missing the football season, and the drama kids may believe that he's the one trying to sabotage the play, but Wallace still finds himself enjoying the drama life much more than the sports life. This book is a funny look at the middle school life, and makes us wonder: Why do all the dogs die in classic books?
Redon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Korman has lost some of his over-the-top exuberance; I laughed several times - particularly at the final scene of the play - but nowhere near as often as I do when reading his books from the 80s. It seemed a bit rushed at times, and the more realistic plot wasn't necessarily an improvement, but overall, it was still a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours (plus he has a point about the dogs).
xxnovaxstarxx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It teaches to not judge a book by its cover, literally and physically.
Yoshikawa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book in which someone finally takes a stand against "award-winning" books in which the amazing dog dies a tragic and horrible death. A must read for anyone who hates these books!
lauraejensen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book follows Wallace Wallace on his odyssey to be put back on the football team, after he is sentenced to detention with the drama club kids. Wallace Wallace helps the play, and makes some unexpected friends. Useful in class for a book report, to discuss punishment, free thinking, inspiration for writing a fan letter, or to discuss a play and how the class would modernize/improve it.
cracker-jacker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Boring at times with some good parts. It was also part of a assigment so you know didn't have a choice.
koenigp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What happens when you are honest 100% of the time? Wallace Wallace will not tell a lie, even if it means being kicked off the football team and put into detention with the "drama nerds". Funny story with very likeable characters.