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Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff
  

Good Dog McTavish

Written by Meg Rosoff
Illustrated by Grace Easton

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 A charming and witty take on a family going to the dogs and the dog who must save them, from the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award-winner.

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Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff

The Peachey family is in crisis. No one cooks dinner, no one picks up the dirty washing and thekids are always late for school. All because Mum has resigned from being Mum and taken up yogainstead. She's in the tree pose; everyone else is in the doghouse. Except McTavish, a rescue dog witha difference, on a mission to sort his new family out...

Filled to the brim with Meg's wry humour and beautiful prose, this is a story for the young and the young at heart.

Reviews

“Searingly well written, her books read like Samuel Beckett on ecstasy” The Times

"This is something of a treat...Rosoff's first children's book for some time, it's wry, real and big-hearted" Ones to Watch in the Bookseller

"Brilliant Stuff" The Bookbag Blog

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. In April 2016 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for literature aimed at children and young adults. The prize is given annually in Sweden and worth 500,000 Swedish Krona (around £430,000). The last British winner was Philip Pullman in 2005.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

On the verge of publishing glory in August 2004, Meg was also diagnosed with breast cancer. As wonderful reviews and prizes flooded in, she had to turn to the business of survival but has since been given the all clear.

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books including Just in Case, which won the coveted and most prestigious children's book prize, the Carnegie Medal in 2007, and What I Was, set in Suffolk where Meg has a second home.

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Paperback

Author

Meg Rosoff
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Author's Website

www.megrosoff.co.uk

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781781126837

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