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					Stone Fox
     Written by
John Reynolds Gardner
Story Elements


•   Setting
•   Characters
•   Problem/Conflict
•   Solution/Climax
•   Point of View
                  Setting
•   Potato Farm
•   State of Wyoming
•   Teton Mountains
•   Snowy and Cold
                Characters
• Little Willy ~
  –   10 year old boy
  –   Determined, responsible, and respectful
  –   Cares for his family
  –   Demonstrates perseverance

• Searchlight ~
  – Little Willy’s dog
  – Loyal
  – Demonstrates perseverance
                Characters
• Grandpa ~
  –   Potato farmer
  –   Became sick
  –   Owes $500 in back taxes
  –   Lost his will to live
• Stone Fox ~
  –   Shoshone Indian
  –   Giant of a man
  –   Shows no emotion/is disrespectful
  –   Shows respect
  –   Shows generosity
        Problem/Conflict
• Little Willy’s grandfather is sick.




• Little Willy’s grandfather owes $500 in
  taxes. If it is not paid he will lose the
  farm.
         Problem/Conflict
• Little Willy must compete against Stone
  Fox and his team of Samoyeds, who
  have never lost a race.




•    Searchlight collapses and dies just
    before the finish line.
       Solution/Climax
• Ten-year-old Little Willie will not be
  stopped. He is determined to keep the
  farm going and give Grandfather a
  reason to live.


• With the help of Searchlight, his sled
  dog, they plow and harvest the potato
  crop, but it still isn’t enough.
        Solution/Climax
• Little Willie enters a sled dog race to
  win the prize money to save the farm
  and Grandfather.


• Stone Fox stops the other racers from
  crossing the line and Little Willy carries
  Searchlight across the finish to win the
  race.
            Point of View
• How does the point of view of Stone
  Fox change from the beginning of the
  story?
• Who was the hero of the story? Explain
  your opinion.
  – Little Willy
  – Stone Fox
  – Searchlight

				
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