A Girl Called Dog by Nicola Davies

A Girl Called Dog

Written by Nicola Davies

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This is a spirit-soaring tale of adventure, friendship and belonging that will appeal to all lovers of books by Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl.


A Girl Called Dog by Nicola Davies

Dog wasn't really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her. Dog has never been outside of nasty Uncle's pet shop. She sleeps in a box on a floor and has no idea what the world outside looks like. Then in a flurry of colour and feathers, Carlos the parrot arrives in the shop and her world as she knows it changes for ever. Managing to escape, Dog, Carlos and her best friend Esme the coati set out, in search of the same thing, somewhere they belong, somewhere they can call home. But the world is a huge, dangerous place, and they face danger and adventure at every turn...

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The eponymous Dog has a Dahl-esque existence in this unusual animal adventure that takes her and her animal companions from a run-down pet shop to the vibrant Amazonian jungle. Quirky, moving and ultimately uplifting -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

About the Author

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale, Dolphin Baby, Bat Loves the Night and the Silver Street Farm series. She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Crickhowell, Wales.

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Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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208 pages


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th April 2011




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