History Literature / StoneFox

4th Jun '16 4:39:49 PM LadyYuki
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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack just feet away from the finish line.]] Then Stone Fox draws a new line in the dirt, [[WhatTheHellHero pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross this line]], [[PetTheDog and allows Little Willy to carry Searchlight's body the rest of the way to the finish line.]]

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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack just feet away from the finish line.]] Then Stone Fox draws a new line in the dirt, [[WhatTheHellHero snow, pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating them if any of them cross this line]], line, [[PetTheDog and allows Little Willy to carry Searchlight's body the rest of the way to the finish line.]]



* DeathByNewberyMedal

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* DeathByNewberyMedalDeathByNewberyMedal: Poor Searchlight. At least her death is quick and painless.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Stone Fox of the title.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Averted. Stone Fox of the title.is a skilled racer who just happens to be Native American.



* PetTheDog: Stone Fox conceding his victory to Willy. In a more literal sense, he's very caring towards his sled dogs.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Or so it seems.

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* PetTheDog: Stone Fox conceding his victory to Willy. In a more literal sense, he's very caring and protective towards his sled dogs.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Or so it seems.Little Willy, at least until poor Grandfather gets sick.
24th Apr '16 7:28:30 PM LadyYuki
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* OldDog: Subverted by Searchlight, who was born on the same day as the ten-year-old protagonist yet is still just as reliable and energetic as a much younger dog would be.

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* OldDog: Subverted by Searchlight, who was born on the same day as the ten-year-old protagonist yet is still just as reliable and energetic as a much younger dog would be. [[DoubleSubverted Sadly, her age catches up to her.]]


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* RealityEnsues: Searchlight may still have had her youthful energy, but her body was still old. And she had never been properly trained as a competitive racing dog. It's no surprise that her heart would give out under the intense strain.
9th Jul '15 5:04:38 PM LadyYuki
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* DeathByDespair: Willy's grandfather is close to this, having lost the will to live when faced with the prospect of losing his farm over a hefty tax fine. Luckily, he recovers and is able to come to the race to cheer for Willy.

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* DeathByDespair: According to the town doctor Willy's grandfather is close to this, having lost the will to live when faced with the prospect of losing his farm over a hefty tax fine. Luckily, he recovers and is able to come to the race to cheer for Willy.



* PetTheDog: Stone Fox's concession of victory to Willy.

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* PetTheDog: EyeScream: After being hit in the face for going too close to Stone Fox's concession dogs, one of victory to Willy.Willy's eyes is swollen shut for the rest of the story.



* OldDog: Searchlight, who was born on the same day as the ten-year-old protagonist.

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* OldDog: Subverted by Searchlight, who was born on the same day as the ten-year-old protagonist.protagonist yet is still just as reliable and energetic as a much younger dog would be.
* PetTheDog: Stone Fox conceding his victory to Willy. In a more literal sense, he's very caring towards his sled dogs.
9th Jul '15 4:44:05 PM LadyYuki
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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack a hundred feet away from the finish line.]] Then Stone Fox draws a new line in the dirt, [[WhatTheHellHero pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross this line]], [[PetTheDog and allows Little Willy to carry Searchlight's body across it.]]

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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack a hundred just feet away from the finish line.]] Then Stone Fox draws a new line in the dirt, [[WhatTheHellHero pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross this line]], [[PetTheDog and allows Little Willy to carry Searchlight's body across it.the rest of the way to the finish line.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Everyone in the crowd is shocked by Searchlight's death, even the {{Jerkass}} tax man.



* OldDog: Searchlight, who was born on the same day as the ten-year-old protagonist.



* TheRival: Stone Fox, again.

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* TheRival: Stone Fox, again. He's not the only other competitor in the race, but he's expected to be the hardest to defeat.
* WouldHurtAChild: Stone Fox smacks Willy in the face when he catches the boy near his Samoyed dogs in a barn.
8th Jul '15 2:25:12 PM LadyYuki
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* BittersweetEnding: Willy presumably wins the money to save the farm and Grandfather gets better, but Searchlight is dead.



* DeathByDespair: Willy's grandfather is close to this, having lost the will to live over a hefty tax fine.

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* DeathByDespair: Willy's grandfather is close to this, having lost the will to live when faced with the prospect of losing his farm over a hefty tax fine.fine. Luckily, he recovers and is able to come to the race to cheer for Willy.
8th Jul '15 2:18:04 PM LadyYuki
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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack just before Willy crosses the finish line.]] [[WhatTheHellHero Then Stone Fox pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross the finish line before Little Willy finishes carrying Searchlight's body across.]]

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[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack just before Willy crosses a hundred feet away from the finish line.]] Then Stone Fox draws a new line in the dirt, [[WhatTheHellHero Then Stone Fox pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross the finish line before this line]], [[PetTheDog and allows Little Willy finishes carrying to carry Searchlight's body across.]]
across it.]]


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* DeathByDespair: Willy's grandfather is close to this, having lost the will to live over a hefty tax fine.
17th May '15 9:52:21 AM nombretomado
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As the description suggests, this short novel (written in 1980 by John Reynolds Gardiner) is very much one of ''[[DeathByNewberyMedal those]]'' books. It was, however, very popular. It's been read by millions of children (and assigned reading in many schools), and had a 1987 MadeForTVMovie adaptation. Produced by HannaBarbera, no less.

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As the description suggests, this short novel (written in 1980 by John Reynolds Gardiner) is very much one of ''[[DeathByNewberyMedal those]]'' books. It was, however, very popular. It's been read by millions of children (and assigned reading in many schools), and had a 1987 MadeForTVMovie adaptation. Produced by HannaBarbera, Creator/HannaBarbera, no less.
25th Apr '15 10:01:49 AM ronin6401
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* PetTheDog: Stone Fox's concession of victory to Willy.
3rd Mar '14 7:50:52 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* IAmNotShazam: Those who haven't read the book in a while tend to remember Stone Fox as being the name of the ''dog.'' No, she's Searchlight. Stone Fox is TheRival.
27th Feb '13 7:47:50 PM Xtifr
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If there was a holy trinity of {{Anvilicious}} DeathByNewberyMedal children's ''literature,'' it would be ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia,'' ''Literature/WhereTheRedFernGrows,'' and... this book.

Little Willy and his dog Searchlight live in Wyoming, and Little Willy's grandfather, though otherwise perfectly healthy, has come down with a bad case of losing-his-will-to-live. The reason? He owes the state $500 in taxes, and they're threatening to take away his farm. So Little Willy and Searchlight, despite having absolutely no training, decide to sign up for a sled dog race with $500 dollars as the prize money. Their main competitor is Stone Fox, [[MagicalNativeAmerican a Native American man who never ever talks to white people and has never lost a race with his trusty Samoyeds.]] Little Willy and Searchlight place all their hopes of saving Grandpa's farm on the race!

[[DeusAngstMachina Searchlight dies of a heart attack just before Willy crosses the finish line.]] [[WhatTheHellHero Then Stone Fox pulls his gun on the rest of the racers and threatens to shoot them]] [[NoFairCheating if any of them cross the finish line before Little Willy finishes carrying Searchlight's body across.]]

As the description suggests, this short novel (written in 1980 by John Reynolds Gardiner) is very much one of ''[[DeathByNewberyMedal those]]'' books. It was, however, very popular. It's been read by millions of children (and assigned reading in many schools), and had a 1987 MadeForTVMovie adaptation. Produced by HannaBarbera, no less.

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!!This book contains examples of:

* DeathByNewberyMedal
* IAmNotShazam: Those who haven't read the book in a while tend to remember Stone Fox as being the name of the ''dog.'' No, she's Searchlight. Stone Fox is TheRival.
* InstantExpert: Searchlight, despite having no training, instantly takes the lead in the sled dog race. Also despite, you know, being only one dog. She's only pulling a kid, but still...
** Justified, as they are able to take a short cut across a frozen pond that the other, heavier teams can't.
* KidHero: Little Willy certainly wants to be one, at least for his grandfather.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Stone Fox of the title.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Or so it seems.
* TheRival: Stone Fox, again.
* SavingTheOrphanage: "Save The Farm" sub-variant.
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