Sad Tales for Me A Bio(dog)raphy by James Barklee

Sad Tales for Me A Bio(dog)raphy

Written by James Barklee
Illustrated by James Barklee
Part of the Sad Tales Series

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This is the story of James the dog told by himself. His heart-warming story will resonate with readers, who identify with many of the feelings James shares. Like when James is sad or scared, or feeling brave, even when he's lost and definitely when he's naughty. Thankfully, his sad tales end happily, as he realises the most important thing of all: his family loves him, faults and all, just as he loves them. It's perfect for sharing with young children.


Sad Tales for Me A Bio(dog)raphy by James Barklee

James Barklee, the author and illustrator of this book, is an ordinary small dog living an ordinary life. But James is frustrated. He feels like he is the most misunderstood member of the family. His size makes him feel overlooked and he is also told off — a lot.

About the Author

James Barklee’s manuscript provoked much excitement at Far Far Away Books when it arrived in their offices having been found in a local park. In spite of extensive searches, publicity-shy James remained elusive for several months before he was finally tracked down to his home where his family were shocked to learn their dog could read and write. James has agreed to his manuscript being published, on condition that his privacy, and that of his family, is maintained.

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96 pages


James Barklee
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Far Far Away Books and Media

Publication date

10th October 2012




Publisher Profile

Far Far Away Books and Media is an imprint of Far Far Away Books


Far Far Away is a London-based independent publisher that prides itself on creating high-quality children’s books and digital content primarily for 0-14 year olds, alongside a number of titles which also cross over to the adult gift market.
Founded in 2011 out of the love of beautifully illustrated led content, our creative and talented team has worked with some of the greatest names in children’s publishing and love what they do.
When it comes to our stories, we at Far Far Away pride ourselves on nurturing new talent, as well as publishing titles by established authors and artists. We know that it is their talent which brings to life dragons, elves and traditional storybook favourites as well as a whole range of new characters for children to cherish.
We are also a proud supporter of the United Nations Environment Programme, Plant for the Planet whereby on a selection of our titles, a tree will be planted for every book sold, to protect our forests for future generations.
The books we make not only are beautiful to look at, they are printed on high-quality paper, enhancing both the illustrations and the longevity of the title – we want our books to become childhood favourites.

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