The Storm Dog by Holly Webb
  

The Storm Dog

Written by Holly Webb
Part of the Winter Animal Stories Series

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In a nutshell: gentle but exciting time slip evacuee story

In Holly Webb’s careful hands this time-slip evacuee story is filled with excitement, adventure and warmth. Travelling by train to see her grandma and great-grandma, Tilly falls asleep and dreams herself into the past. She experiences the same journey as taken by her great-gran as an evacuee over 70 years ago, and lives through the weeks that followed as her great-gran settled into life on a remote farm house on the Welsh borders. Young readers will be fascinated, and entranced by Tilly’s special friendship with the farm’s collie Tarran, who turns out to be a hero. A warm-hearted story that will live on in its readers’ imaginations. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

The Storm Dog by Holly Webb

Tilly is going to stay with her gran and great-gran in Wales. She's got a big school project about the Second World War to do and Gran, who was evacuated herself during the war, has promised to help. Travelling on the train for the first time alone, Tilly falls asleep and wakes up to discover she's travelled all the way back to World War II. She's being evacuated to Wales with her two younger brothers. Stern Mr Edwards offers to give them a home on his remote farm, where she meets a very special sheepdog...

Reviews

Praise for The Winter Wolf :

This is a beautifully written book that will delight Holly Webb fans and animal lovers alike. Book Babblers

Holly Webb's third book for Christmas is just as magical as her previous festive titles, and will delight her loyal fans everywhere. Words for Life

This timeless story... is brimming with adventure, excitement and goodwill, and is brought to life with expressive and evocative illustrations sure to strike a chord with children of all ages. Lancashire Evening Post

About the Author

Holly Webb

Holly Webb was born and grew up in south-east London, but spent a lot of time on the Suffolk coast. As a child, she had two dogs, a cat, and at one point, nine gerbils (an accident). At about ten, Holly fell in love with stories from Ancient Greek myths, which led to studying Latin and Greek, and eventually to reading Classics at university. She worked for five years as a children's fiction editor, before deciding that writing was more fun, and easier to do from a sofa. She started writing several years ago while working as a children’s books editor. She has written over ninety books including the Animal Stories, My Naughty Little Puppy and Maisie Hitchins series for Stripes Publishing. Holly has also written In The Clever Little Kitten for World Book Day and a sequel to The Secret Garden. Holly Webb lives in Berkshire with her husband, children and three cats.

Author photo credit: Nigel Bird

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Author

Holly Webb
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Author's Website

www.holly-webb.com/

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Publisher

Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

7th September 2017

ISBN

9781847157935

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