A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce
  

A Dog So Small

Written by Philippa Pearce
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Award winning Philippa Pearce captures a child’s longing – and need – for a dog perfectly in this brilliant imaginary story. Ben has always wanted a dog. In fact, he wants one so much that he makes an imaginary one real so that together they can enjoy all the things that boys and dogs can share.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Every child who has ever longed for a pet will identify with Ben. whose yearning for a dog is so strong that he creates a fantasy dog companion who leads him into danger. It's the accident that brings Ben his heart's desire.
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A Dog So Small by Philippa Pearce

Ben Blewitt is desperate for a dog. He's picked out the biggest and best dogs from the books in the library - and he just knows he's going to get one for his birthday. Ben is excited when the big day arrives, but he receives a picture of a dog instead of a real one! But the imagination can be a powerful thing, and when Ben puts his to work, his adventures really begin!

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About the Author

Philippa Pearce

Philippa Pearce spent her childhood in Great Shelford, a village near Cambridge, and was the youngest of four children of a flour-miller and corn-merchant. The village, the river, and the countryside in which she lived appear more or less plainly in Minnow on the Say, and Tom's Midnight Garden.

Philippa later went on to study English and History at Cambridge University. She worked for the BBC as a scriptwriter and producer, and then in publishing as an editor. She has written many books including the Modern Classic, Tom's Midnight Garden, for which she won the Carnegie Medal. She has been awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature.
Sadly, Philippa died in 2006, at the age of 86.

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Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Philippa Pearce
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Author's Website

www.pearcelecture.com/

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2014

ISBN

9780141355191

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