The Trouble with Tuck

The Trouble with Tuck

Available for the first time in a Yearling edition, the classic, inspiring story of a dog who triumphs against all odds, by the bestselling author of The Cay.

Helen adored her beautiful golden Labrador from the first moment he was placed in her arms, a squirming fat sausage of creamy yellow fur. As her best friend, Friar Tuck waited daily for Helen to come home from school and play. He guarded her through the long, scary hours of the dark night. Twice he even saved her life.

Now it's Helen's turn. No one can say exactly when Tuck began to go blind. Probably the light began to fail for him long before the alarming day when he raced after some cats and crashed through the screen door, apparently never seeing it. But from that day on, Tuck's trouble--and how to cope with it--becomes the focus of Helen's life. Together they fight the chain that holds him and threatens to break his spirit, until Helen comes up with a solution so new, so daring, there's no way it can fail.

Title:The Trouble with Tuck
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780440416968
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    The Trouble with Tuck Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt

    I don't often read animal stories (I've been noticing of late that they all sort of follow a similar predictable pattern with lots of over-the-top gushing sentiment), but something about The Trouble w...

  • Natalie

    The more I thought about this book the more I disliked it. Minor spoilers to follow. Read at your own risk.1. Animal story. I hate them. 2. The girl. She's so selfish. When the dog is actually going b...

  • Chelsey

    This is a book that has not aged well - though really, was there ever a time where animal abuse and an attempted rape (no joke) were good for a kid's book?...

  • Rachel

    I remember seeing this book on an episode of Reading Rainbow and racing to the library to check it out. The rest of my classmates went to ask the librarian, but I emerged, victorious, after going stra...

  • Emily

    This is a good book. I was torn between two and three stars, but the two star attributes are things I can see past. The book was written in the early '80s and takes place in the '50s. Thus, the subtle...

  • Kelly

    This was my FAVORITE book when I was young. I must've read it a hundred times, and I still have my original copy. It's about a girl and her dog, and their love for one another. I flipped through it re...

  • Corinne Wilson

    Story of a girl who teaches her beloved dog, who has recently become blind, how to walk alongside a seeing eye dog. Set in the 1950's, very dated language, big focus on the awkward tween girl gaining ...

  • Lyn Belzer

    I ADORED this book as a kid. Helen's determination, not to mention the caring support she gets from the adults in her life, made this a book I read and reread until the book was in tatters. I would lo...

  • Christie Tulloch

    The Trouble with Tuck was a brilliant story that really grabs your heart. I very much enjoyed this story....

  • Stacia

    To say this book has aged poorly is an understatement of epic proportions. It was published in 1981 (set in the mid-50s) and I read it at some point probably around the mid to late 80s. I recently fou...