A Dog Like Sam by Edward van de Vendel

A Dog Like Sam

Written by Edward van de Vendel
Illustrated by Philip Hopman


A Dog Like Sam by Edward van de Vendel

A heartwarming story about family and belonging When a big white dog turns up unexpectedly in their front yard, Kix and Emilia immediately want to adopt him. They name the dog Sam, and even though their parents say they can't take him in, it isn't long before Sam becomes a part of the family. But when Sam's original owner comes looking for him, Kix realises that deciding where Sam belongs is anything but simple. Emotional and gripping, this book will be an instant favourite with any reader who has a soft spot for animals.


Kirkus Reviews -A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine.- Kirkus Reviews A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine.

About the Author

Edward van de Vendel has written dozens of books for children and young adults. In 2011 and 2012 he was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in the Netherlands. Philip Hopman is a Dutch illustrator, and trained at Rietveld Academy. He has illustrated over 200 books.

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111 pages


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William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

30th November 2016



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