Going Home by Cliff McNish


Going Home by Cliff McNish

At the Happy Paws Rescue Centre, every pet dreams of one thing: going home. But Ralph, Mitch, Bessie and Fred are the no-hopers: dogs so difficult or troublesome they aren't expected to ever go home. Ralph's face is scarred. Bessie can't stand to be touched. Mitch can't stop chasing cats and Fred...has just given up. Who'd want to adopt any of them instead of a cute little puppy? But when Happy Paws reviews its policy of never putting an unwanted pet down, time starts running out for the dogs. Can they prove that they're worth a second chance? Will there be hope for the no-hopers after all?


Going Home is a fresh buddy movie told with smart repartee about a bunch of no-hopers in a dogs home who still deserve a chance -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times Dog books can easily be formulaic and twee, but Going Home is a fresh 'buddy movie

. -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times. Makes you laugh and some of it makes you cry ... I think it's an amazing story. The Guardian Online Any young kid who loves dogs will adore this tale and immediately want to visit the nearest rescue centre. -- Sam Hawksmoor Hack Writers By turns funny and touching, this story is a must for all dog lovers. BookTrust The depiction of the dedicated staff and animals, whose story he humaises to a brilliant degree, is nothing short of masterly. A lovely story, lovingly told and realised. Books Monthly Heart-warming ... a perfect read for animal lovers. Dogs Trust McNish weaves a magical tale of hope, disappointment, love, loyalty and friendship - all in a wonderful read that'll keep you captivated from start to finish. Dogs Monthly This book is a must for animal lovers. An amusing and heart warming take on the stories behind unwanted pets. -- Brenda Heathcote THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL

About the Author

Cliff McNish

Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland, but has spent most of his life in the southeast of England. His daughter Rachel loved listening to his stories from an early age. THE DOOMSPELL started as one of these. 'But before I knew what was happening,' says Cliff, 'the whole magical world of Ithrea just wanted to come to life in a bigger way. It wanted to live!'

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

3rd April 2014



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