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Horace and Harriet: Every Dog Has Its Day

Written by Clare Elsom

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LoveReading View on Horace and Harriet: Every Dog Has Its Day

In a nutshell: fast-moving, funny, highly-illustrated story with a very unusual central character

Harriet is best friends with Horace – though at first they wouldn’t seem to have much in common. He’s a statue, and was a naval commander in the late 1700s, and she’s a seven (and a half) year old. Nonetheless they get on really well, even when they have different priorities, as in this adventure. Harriet is busy with her new holiday job dog-walking, while Horace is keen to find any kind of job at all, eventually landing one at the local newspaper. When one of the dogs in her care goes missing, Harriet appeals to Horace for help – will he come to the rescue? It’s a wonderfully daft adventure full of zany situations but rooted in the very real friendship that exists between the two central characters, and is thoroughly charming. ~ Andrea Reece 


Horace and Harriet: Every Dog Has Its Day Synopsis

Harriet is seven. And a quarter. Horace is seventeenth century. And a STATUE! When Harriet starts working as a dog walker in the summer holidays, Horace finds his own job on the local paper and although his style of journalism is unconventional, his cult following comes into its own when one of Harriet's doggy proteges goes missing.

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ISBN: 9780192758767
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192758767
Publication date: 1st March 2018
Author: Clare Elsom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Humorous
Other Categories: Read Aloud

About Clare Elsom

Clare Elsom is an illustrator of lots of children's books, including the Flying Fergus series, written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin, and Furry Friends, the new series from bestselling author Holly Webb. Horace and Harriet is her first authored series. She studied Illustration at Falmouth University (lots of drawing) and also has an MA in Children's Literature from Roehampton University (lots of writing). She grew up in Oxford, lived in London and then ran away to beautiful Devon where she spends her free time tap-dancing, paddle boarding and drinking cinnamon lattes.

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