Shiloh is the first in a trilogy. Set in West Virginia, lead character Marty's compassion for an abused dog pushes him to take a hard look at ideas about the rights and responsibilities of animal owners - ideas long accepted in his family and community. Winner of the 1992 Newbery Award. A one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles that work! Includes questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author's craft, and respond meaningfully to the text - all of which meet state and national Language Arts standards!