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Ferreira, Anton.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
ISBN 0374392234
Vusi is an 11-year-old Zulu boy who lives in today's South Africa.  Hunting is very important to the Zulu's culture but the white ranchers have taken all the good hunting lands and the Zulus are forbidden to cross the fences that separate them from the white ranchers.  Vusi finds a cute little puppy in the bush and names him Gillette because his teeth are sharp like his father's razor.  They become devoted to each other and Vusi teaches Gillette how to hunt.  Meanwhile, 12-year-old Shirley, daughter of one of the white ranchers, meets Vusi and Gillette while going for a walk.  Shirley loves her some and her new friends but her father wants to send her away to an all white school.   She doesn't want to go and she runs away into the bush.  Will she be found in time before the wild animals find her?  Read Zulu Dog by Anthony Ferreira.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Race relations -- South Africa -- Fiction.
                        Zulu (African people) -- Fiction.
                        South Africa -- Fiction.


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