Written by Claire Barker
Illustrated by Ross Collins
Part of the Knitbone Pepper Series
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August 2015 Book of the Month Knitbone loves his owner Winnie Pepper more than all the bicycle wheels, Frisbees and cowpats in the world! So it’s maybe no surprise that when he dies his spirit stays with Winnie in Starcross Hall, her parents’ crumbling stately home. He’s not the only ghost animal, there’s a whole gang of them and when the Hall is threatened by bailiffs, the Spirits of Starcross and Winnie make a formidable team! With its sweet ghost animals and ginger-nut-fuelled adventure, this charming story ticks all the right boxes for young readers. Ross Collins’ illustrations are spookily fun but capture the affection between Knitbone and Winnie perfectly too. ~ Andrea Reece
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read their full reviews.
- Daniel Bisland, age 8 - 'I recommend this book to 7+ and give it 5*/5*. This book is funny and easy to read. I love the illustrations. I can’t wait for the second book!'
- Conor Lobban, age 7 - 'Not as good as I thought it would be.'
- Annabelle Cassidy, age 7 - 'This is a sad and funny book about a ghost dog trying to save his family’s home, a great read for boys and girls aged 8+.'
- Luke Killen, age 7 - 'A bit slow to get going but good when it did.'
Ghost Dog by Claire Barker
Along with a gaggle of other ghostly family pets, Knitbone Pepper haunts the crumbling Starcross Hall. But when he discovers that the Hall is up for sale and his beloved owner, Winnie Pepper, and her madcap parents must leave their home, he smells a rat. Can Knitbone and his ghostly gang of animals help Winnie save Starcross?
Each book comes in hardback with a ribbon bookmark and inside features beautiful black and white illustrations by Ross Collins.
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1st August 2015
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