No More Dead Dogs by Gordon KormanNobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report of Old Shep, My Pal. But Wallace wont 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 refusing to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play Old Shep, My Pal, forces him go to the rehearsals as punishment. Although Wallace doesnt change his mind, he does end up changing the play into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!
Chooseday Tuesday: Gordan Korman “No More Dead Dogs”
I shrugged. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down. And from there, the woes of Wallace Wallace spiral ever downward. Now Wallace Wallace WW going forward and not to be confused with Humbert Humbert, who had his own obsessive behaviors is one co. After having thus insulted his teacher, whose favorite book as a child and ever after was something called Old Shep, My Pal , is given detention—detention in this case involves reporting to the school auditorium every day until he revises an unacceptable book report on OS,MP. It further involves sitting through rehearsals for the school production of OS,MP conducted by the teacher mentioned above and who has also adapted the novel into a play.
Spoiler alert! Some of the questions contain key elements of the plot. Do not read if you don't want to know what happens! Skip to main content. Discussion questions Spoiler alert! Wallace Wallace says, "For me, honesty wasn't just the best policy; it was the only one. Do you agree with this statement?
Nobody understands Wallace Wallace. This reluctant school football hero has been suspended from the team for writing an unfavorable book report of Old Shep, My Pal. Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end? After refusing to do a rewrite, his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play Old Shep, My Pal, forces him go to the rehearsals as punishment. As the story plays out, readers learn the effects of lies VS truth VS that shady gray area on friendship. Korman does a great job of illustrating how easy it is to make assumptions and believe that what you see is the truth — and how those quick assumptions hurt those around you.
Wallace Wallace refuses to write a paper about one more dead—or dying—dog. His decision lands him in detention, in the auditorium, where where he witnesses the theatrical version of his unfinished book report. Wallace begins to contribute his ten cents to the production and unintentionally raises the popularity of the play. Wallace himself eventually chooses the play over his position on the football team. When vandalism abounds on the set, Wallace sniffs out the culprit so the show could go on—with a surprise ending! Wallace is an eighth grader kids will relate to.