No More Dead Dogs

Korman, Gordon

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
No More Dead Dogs
Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0786805315
Branch Call Number: j KORMAN
Characteristics: 180 p. ;,22 cm


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Aug 16, 2014
  • FindingJane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A protagonist with the unlikely name of Wallace Wallace is bound to be something different. This one certainly is. He’s decided that he’s never going to say anything but the truth. As you can imagine, this puts him in trouble with a lot of the people around him. It’s a wonder he has any friends. But he’s a sports hero and, as any American knows, we’re willing to forgive our misbehaving manchildren a great deal if they’re fantastic on the field.

The story itself provides a few mild diversions as Wallace discovers where his real friends are, the fallacies of his behavior and the joys of stepping out of his supposed niche in life. However, the book doesn’t focus entirely on him; each chapter peers into the mindset of the other main characters involved. This gives it added dimensions as we explore the impacts of Wallace’s behavior on those around him.

I did experience a faint annoyance that the motive behind Wallace’s truth telling was never really explored. His father was a lying philanderer and that contributed to the breakup of his marriage. Clearly, Wallace’s subconscious anger at his father formed much of the driving force behind his rigid honesty. But, other than a few paragraphs devoting itself to this bit of background information, no one ever mentions it. Even Wallace’s mother puts down his aggravating behavior to being “colorful”.

But other than that, this is an interesting book for the younger set and a sly poke at books about loving dogs.

Oct 27, 2013

i read this book about 4 times in the past 4 years-and i still enjoyed it!

Jul 09, 2013
  • grevor rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a good book with some interesting parts

Apr 30, 2012
  • THESOUTHAMERICANSPANIARD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good book!

Apr 02, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another great Korman book with something for everyone. A little mystery and a lot of humor combine with alternating points of view to create a modern classic--one that requires No More Dead Dogs!!!

Aug 15, 2010
  • ShelbyAnn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great book I read in grade 6 I love the layout of the book!

Jan 16, 2010

very funny and gets all weird in some spots


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Jul 09, 2013
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Apr 02, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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