One Dog and His Boy

Eva Ibbotson

One Dog and His Boy

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal's glamorous home, and his rich, neglectful parents refuse to consider one. Then they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away - along with a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets. 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
One Dog and His Boy

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Classification Fiction
Genre Children's & Teenage
Format Hardcover
Pages 208
RRP £10.99
Date of Publication May 2011
ISBN 978-1407124230
Publisher Marion Lloyd Books
 

All Hal had ever wanted was a dog But a dog would damage the expensive carpets in Hal's glamorous home, and his rich, neglectful parents refuse to consider one. Then they discover Easy Pets, a convenient dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away - along with a group of pedigree breeds joyfully escaping from Easy Pets.

Reviews

The Daily Mail

Sally Morris

A lovely, funny, beautifully written story from a cherished writer.

05/05/2011

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The Scotsman

Jane Sandell

Written in Eva's distinctive style - gentle but acute - it is a story of finding one's right place. It is a storytelling and linguistic delight, a fitting finale to a distinguished writing career.

10/04/2011

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The Times

Amanda Craig

Besides her imagination, wit and searing dislike of snobbery, her great gifts were a kind of perfect pitch and a passionate belief in goodness .. There isn’t a word out of place. I have now read it three times and it still makes me laugh one moment and burst into tears the next.

07/05/2011

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The Sunday Times

Nicolette Jones

The prose bounds along with humour and joie de vivre ...

08/05/2011

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The Guardian

Mary Hoffman

The plot itself is predictable, but with the inevitability of a classic; that is to say, the way things work out has a satisfying shape that an author might recognise more readily than a young reader.

01/07/2011

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