Wag and the King by Joan Lennon

Wag and the King

Written by Joan Lennon

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How to keep his human out of trouble is the job of Wag, the old dog who tells this delightfully quirky story. His human is Tom, a boy who has been apprenticed to the Court’s minstrel. And that would all be fine except for one thing: Tom can’t sing… How Wag saves Tom from some spectacular disasters is a riotously good read.


Wag and the King by Joan Lennon

Wag and the King, the new book in Joan Lennon’s funny and exciting Tales from the Keep series, is a tale told by a dog. An old dog, but a dog at the court of a king.

Unfortunately, this boy finds not telling the truth really hard, and it ends up getting him, his boss, and even his dog into real trouble.

But they get a second chance when king and country are threatened by an unscrupulous princess!

About the Author

Joan Lennon

Joan Lennon was born in Canada and came to Scotland in 1978. She has had a wide range of jobs from ice-cream sundae constructor to piano teacher to Putzfrau at the Munich Olympics. She has written novels for all age groups and is attempting to break the world record for the largest number of books to include the word "ferret" somewhere in them. She has appeared all over the UK at book festivals, libraries and schools, where she gives talks and leads workshops for readers and writers of all ages. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow, the Jessie Kesson Fellow, a resident at the Chateau de Lavigny, and has received a Creative Scotland Writer’s Bursary. Her most recent book, Silver Skin (BC Books, 2015) was shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Trust Prize 2017. Read a Q&A with the author about Silver Skin here and read a Q&A with the author about Walking Mountain here. She now lives in Fife, a Kingdom which is said to have the shape of a dog's head. If this is true, her house is on the tip of the ear, which explains a lot. Joan has a husband, four tall sons, one short cat, and has decided to go on writing forever.

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96 pages


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Catnip Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2009




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