Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson
  

Synopsis

Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson

Chuck is a whippet. A very nervous whippet, who's scared of absolutely everything: paper bags, pigeons, supermarket trolleys, cats (even the little fluffy ones). Some people say Chuck's a wimpet, not a whippet, and Mum keeps pretending she's going to give Chuck away, but Danielle loves her scaredy-cat whippet and knows that there's more to Chuck than meets the eye...Seven funny, charming and totally whippet-friendly stories from Peter Dickinson, the winner of several major awards for his books for young readers - and the owner of three whippets!

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Between the jokes and the sentiment, we are left with an encouraging tale of overcoming fears and maintaining values Independent on Sunday Subtly layered ... This distinctive collection of stories, touching and funny, will be a joy to read The School Librarian Laugh-out-loud funny Booklist Hats off to a winning canine antihero Kirkus Cheery contemporary stories ... The characters of child and dog are delightfully drawn Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Peter Dickinson was born and raised in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He not only served in the British Army, but also as assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years.
He has written several novels for adults, a television series for juveniles and many books for young people. Keeping track of the audience for whom he is writing is not a problem. He knows the voice in which he is writing and does not have to constantly remind himself. Many of his protagonists are female. He says, "...women are more observant. I think that girls are much more aware of social matters than boys, and therefore make much more interesting observers."

Over the years, Peter Dickinson has won many awards for his novels. In 1982 he was placed on the International Board of Books for Young People Honor List for Tulka and The Iron Lion was selected one of New York Times Notable Books. In 1989 he won the Boston Globe‚Horn Book Award for Eva.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Peter Dickinson
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Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th June 2011

ISBN

9780440869795


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