The Totally True Story of Devon the Naughtiest Dog in the World by Jon Katz
  

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The Totally True Story of Devon the Naughtiest Dog in the World by Jon Katz

Jon and his two perfectly behaved, chilled-out Labradors have always enjoyed a peaceful life. But when Jon agrees to give Devon, an abandoned little border collie, a home - things will never be the same again! From the moment mischeivous Devon explodes from his cage at the airport, Jon realises that his new friend is going to be trouble. And, over the course of the next year, he finds out just how much trouble one little dog can be! Find out all about Devon's life in his new home and his naughty adventures with geese, sheep, buses and meatballs in this wonderful true story!

Reviews

Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. His keen insights cut to the heart of the human-pet relationship - its immense joys and painful sorrows. With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful inights to anyone who has ever struggled with, and loved, a troubled animal -- John Grogan, author of MARLEY AND ME What distinguishes Katz's witty canine account from most others is his absention from sentimentality ... The adventures described in A Dog Year are the stuff of great fiction ... Part cautionary tale, part love story, A Dog Year reminds us that adopting a pet is a massive responsibility but one that rewards the owner with a rich, more meaningful life Los Angeles Times Moving, funny ... a loveable mutt of a book Chicago Times The book is very enjoyable and makes you laugh at some points South Wales Argus The true story of a very lively abandoned Border Collie and the ups and downs of his eventful first year with a new family. Primary Times

About the Author

Jon Katz has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, GQ and other magazines as well as having a regular column about dogs and rural life for online magazine Slate. He has written sixteen books, many of them about dogs, and co-hosts an award-winning radio show Dog Talk. After the period of this book, he moved to a farm in upstate New York where he and his wife live together with their dogs, sheep, cows, donkeys, a barn cat and four chickens. His website is www.bedlamfarm.com.

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Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Jon Katz
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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

5th September 2009

ISBN

9781849411103


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