There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
  

There is No Dog

Written by Meg Rosoff

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Carnegie Medal winner Meg Rosoff gives a whole new look to life in this brilliantly entertaining novel about what if the job of being god was in the hands of a spotty adolescent. Being an average teenager, Bob has never been that reliable so it is no great surprise that the world he creates in just six days is not completely perfect. But when Bob falls in love with Lucy things get wildly out of hand! A romp of a story that makes the world look a different place!

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There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff

What if God were a teenage boy ? In the beginning there was Bob. And Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species including lots and lots of gorgeous girls. And all of this, he created in just six days. Six days! Congratulations Bob! No wonder Earth is such a mess. Imagine that God is a typical teenage boy. He is lazy, careless, self-obsessed, sex-mad - and about to meet Lucy, the most beautiful girl on earth. Unfortunately, whenever Bob falls in love, disaster follows. Let us pray that Bob does not fall in love with Lucy.

This is Meg Rosoff at her ingenious best; a cracking story full of brilliant humour and teen angst. In fact it's so good we reckon you'll read it in a sitting.

Francesca Dow, MD of Puffin Books: "We are incredibly proud of every book we publish at Puffin. But we want to share with you a handful of our exciting standalone novels. Gathered together under the umbrella of 'Fiction Puffin Loves' these are books we feel expecially passionate about. Here, you won't find the big bestselling series, but you are guaranteed writing at its very best - by debut writers as well as award-winners such as Melvin Burgess and Meg Rosoff. This is Fiction Puffin Loves."

Reviews

Praise for The Bride's Farewell:

'Masterful describes the whole of this narrative. Rosoff not only knows how to tell a tale, she is unashamed of telling it. Write Away Praise for What I Was: Already a classic.' Sunday Times


Praise for What I Was:

'a book which will completely startle you in an awesomely crazy way with an utterly amazing flair.' Olivia, www.spinebreakers.co.uk

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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Hardback

Author

Meg Rosoff
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Author's Website

www.megrosoff.co.uk

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2011

ISBN

9780141327181

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