Dog on a Train by Kate Prendergast
  

Dog on a Train

Written by Kate Prendergast
Illustrated by Kate Prendergast

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Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge prize 2016 Kate Prendergast’s wordless picture book is a touching, beautifully told story of love and loyalty. A boy tears down the stairs and in his rush to leave the house drops his hat. His dog notices, picks up the hat and chases after his boy all the way to the tube station, then makes a solo journey on the underground, jostled by crowds, until he finally catches up and presents the boy with his hat. Illustrated throughout in soft pencil, the red and white stripes of the hat provide a bright focus in each illustration, keeping the spotlight on the dog. There’s no need for words, the action and narrative is completely carried by the pictures, and dog and boy are real characters. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

Dog on a Train by Kate Prendergast

Boy is late for his train. Rushing out of the house, he drops his favourite hat. Luckily, Dog is there to pick it up. But will Dog catch Boy in time? Follow the plucky Dog on this wordless adventure through the streets and rush-hour crowds. Charming and humorous, Dog on a Train is a book to delight dog lovers and tired commuters alike.

Reviews

'Dog captured my heart as soon as I saw the book...it is unusual to find an artist who is so good at capturing the live form - in this case Dog and Boy - as well as the cityscape, but Prendergast is excellent in both areas...A story told in great detail but without using a single word. Highly recommended.' The Bookbag

'This is a very lovely debut picture book from Kate Prendergast. Soft, evocative pencil drawings tell a moving, wordless story of love and loyalty...' Playbythebook

About the Author

Kate Prendergast

Born and bred in North London Kate Prendergast first studied design at Middlesex University. After years of working in the transport industry and raising a son and daughter Kate’s growing interest in Illustration led to an MA degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Dog On A Digger is Kate’s second book after completing the Cambridge course. Her debut, Dog On A Train, was long-listed for the inaugural Klaus Flugge award.

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Format

Paperback
24 pages

Author

Kate Prendergast
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Author's Website

www.kateprendergast.co.uk

Publisher

Old Barn Books

Publication date

4th July 2016

ISBN

9781910646120

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Old Barn Books is an imprint of Old Barn Books

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Old Barn Books is a new, artist-led, independent, publisher of illustrated books for children and gift books for adults. With an office in a barn in the woods we published our first book, Bluebell Bears, in April 2015 and have published a book each month since. Working with creative friends old and new we have published board books, picture books and novelty books. Our list is eclectic and personal and aims to share our enjoyment of great illustration and the things our children love.

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