Snow Dog by Malorie Blackman

Snow Dog

Written by Malorie Blackman

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A delightfully charming and gentle story about a child wanting a dog and her parents saying no. Instead, she and grandad make a dog, a snow-dome dog, and something magical happens.


Snow Dog by Malorie Blackman

There is nothing Nicky wants more in the world than a dog to play with. But Mum and Dad don't want a dog. Then Grandad has an idea - he and Nicky can make a dog: a snow-dome dog. Even better, he has some special clay, found at the end of a rainbow, so that the dog will be extra-special.

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Blackman's perceptions of the world of children and their emotions are as true to form as ever, and the illustrations by Sweeten help to make the story one that children will enjoy Books for Keeps A beautifully warm tale from an award-winning author ... The perfect festive gift to keep the winter chill at bay for those aged five to seven Junior News and Mail Snow Dog is a lovely, wintery story and would make a great Christmas stocking filler for young readers The School Run

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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Paperback (b Format)
64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

6th August 2001




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