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Timbuktu Hardcover – September 18, 2008

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Minedition (September 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698400909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698400900
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 11.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Willy, a homeless drifter with a shaggy dog named Mr. Bones who has tagged along since he was a pup, is in poor health and his death is imminent, so he sends away his dearest friend to fend for himself. Mr. Bones of course has nowhere to go and drifts through a few hands before winding up with a typical suburban nuclear family. For all the love and care he's given, Mr. Bones never ceases pining for his real master and can feel his absence like a lead weight, unable to find a purpose for himself without Willy. One day, he sneaks out of a boarding house to which his new family have sequestered him for the extent of their vacation. He dreams of his master, or an ambiguous approximation of him, who makes mention of the afterlife to which he's presumably gone. Waking from his dream, Mr. Bones is overcome both with weariness from his worn out life and a desire to reunite with Willy. The culmination of this is a game of Dodge-the-Car, the dog's decision to go play in traffic as an impossible endurance test, although he claims he isn't "proposing anything as vulgar as suicide". So yes, Mr. Bones, aka Spartakus, sidekick of the late poet Willy G. Christmas does essentially take his own life, although the closest we get to an actual confirmation of that are the book's parting words "With any luck, he would be with Willy before the day was out". He nonetheless does deserve sympathy and is basically good, just upended by life's turn of events compounded by his limited understanding of them like any dog would be. I recall during high school watching my best friend's father succumb to cancer within a year of his diagnosis. A couple of days later, one of their little dogs whom he'd been close to had a fatal chance encounter with a car in the street just outside their home.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Lebo on August 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
NOT for kids! Did not like it. Hard to follow and does teach suicide.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marmar on September 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book has nice illustrations and thoughtful deep words BUT it is NOT for kids. The story line is about a dog whose owner dies and at the end of the book the dog is dodging cars on the highway so that he too can join his dead owner. Dog suicide?! Weird.
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