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* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The first book never mentions when it takes place. TVs exist yet at the same time it seems too old-fashioned for the 1990s, setting the book presumably somewhere between 1940-1970.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The first book never mentions when it takes place. TVs [=TVs=] exist yet at the same time it seems too old-fashioned for the 1990s, setting the book presumably somewhere between 1940-1970.


''Shiloh'' is a children's novel written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor in 1991. It received the Newbery Medal award in 1992 and has two sequels: ''Shiloh Season'' and ''Saving Shiloh''. All three books have been [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into movies]]. Quite commonly an assigned book for reading in schools.

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''Shiloh'' is a children's novel written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor in 1991. It received the Newbery Medal award in 1992 and has two three sequels: ''Shiloh Season'' and Season'', ''Saving Shiloh''. All Shiloh'', and ''A Shiloh Christmas''. The first three books have been [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into movies]]. Quite The books, especially the first one, are quite commonly an assigned book for reading in schools.


* TheAlcoholic: Judd.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dara Lynn.
* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog
* CanineCompanion

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* AbusiveParents: Judd was beaten and emotionally neglected by his parents growing up. As a result, he has little compassion for others and doesn't understand why Marty is so invested in Shiloh.
* TheAlcoholic: Judd.
Judd drinks a lot.
* AmbiguousTimePeriod: The first book never mentions when it takes place. TVs exist yet at the same time it seems too old-fashioned for the 1990s, setting the book presumably somewhere between 1940-1970.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dara Lynn.
Lynn is sometimes this to Marty.
* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Judd is a ratty man who no one likes. He keeps his hunting dogs in the bare minimum conditions and sees them only as tools. He beats his dogs and starves them. It's implied he even killed one in the past.
* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog
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* CanineCompanionCanineCompanion: Shiloh serves as one to Marty.



* DogStereotype:
** Shiloh is a friendly Beagle who the rural main character befriends. In Shiloh's case, he's based off a real dog who the writer mistook for a Beagle when she was actually a mixed-breed.
** An aggressive German Shepherd character appears and [[spoiler:mauls Shiloh]].



* FilmOfTheBook
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Judd in the later books.]]
* PreciousPuppies

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* FilmOfTheBook
FilmOfTheBook: The films change some elements, such as the income of Marty's family, but they are accurate enough that the writer praised them.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Judd Judd]] in the later books.]]
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* PreciousPuppiesNoNameGiven: Judd refuses to name his hunting dogs and instead refers to them by numbers.
* PreciousPuppies: Shiloh is only a puppy when Marty meets him.
* ShrinkingViolet: Due to being abused by Judd, Shiloh is an unusually quiet dog. Judd claims that he was always shy. This behavior is especially odd because he's a Beagle, a breed known for being loud and energetic.


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* UnusualPetsForUnusualPeople: Marty's friend David has a pet hermit crab. David is unusual in the setting because his parents are richer than most of their neighbors.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The driving point of the original novel is that many have the viewpoint that Shiloh is just a dog and his owner, bad or good, is the only one with the right to own him.


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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Judd's treatment of his dogs is seen as abhorrent, but everyone's hands are tied as Judd can legally do whatever he wants with his own dogs. This is accurate for the time period the story is set in, but this idea has become much less acceptable over time and Judd would probably be facing charges of animal cruelty in a modern setting.


* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog



* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog



* CuteKitten: Dara Lynn is jealous that [[spoiler:Marty is allowed to have Shiloh]] when she always wanted to have a kitten. [[spoiler:In the last book, Marty tells her that they are going to get one.]]



* CuteKitten: Dara Lynn is jealous that [[spoiler:Marty is allowed to have Shiloh]] when she always wanted to have a kitten. [[spoiler:In the last book, Marty tells her that they are going to get one.]]
* PreciousPuppies


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''Shiloh'' is a children's novel written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor in 1991. It received the Newbery Medal award in 1992 and has two sequels: ''Shiloh Season'' and ''Saving Shiloh''. All three books have been [[FilmOfTheBook adapted into movies]]. Quite commonly an assigned book for reading in schools.

The story follows Marty Preston, an eleven year old boy who lives with his family in the small town of Friendly, West Virginia. One day he finds a lone beagle near his house, which follows him around and eventually goes home with him. Connecting with the dog, Marty dubs him Shiloh after an old abandoned school nearby. However, he soon learns that the beagle belongs to his drunken and somewhat violent neighbor, Judd Travers, and is forced to give Shiloh back. After seeing Judd's cruel treatment of the dog, Marty decides to take matters into his own hands and takes the dog back, caring for it in secret. Soon, he is faced with many moral and ethical problems concerning Shiloh.
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!! Tropes associated with this book
* ABoyAndHisX: In this case a dog
* TheAlcoholic: Judd.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dara Lynn.
* CanineCompanion
* DeathByNewberyMedal: Averted throughout the series. [[spoiler: Not only is Shiloh's life put in danger, but also Judd, and Marty's little sister. They all survive.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In order to [[spoiler: finally keep Shiloh, Marty strives to proves he deserves to keep the dog. He even buys Shiloh from Judd through his own hard labor.]]
* CuteKitten: Dara Lynn is jealous that [[spoiler:Marty is allowed to have Shiloh]] when she always wanted to have a kitten. [[spoiler:In the last book, Marty tells her that they are going to get one.]]
* PreciousPuppies
* FilmOfTheBook
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Judd in the later books.]]
* SiblingRivalry: Between Dara Lynn and Marty.
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