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McTavish Goes Wild

Written by Meg Rosoff

Illustrated by Grace Easton

Part of the McTavish Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on McTavish Goes Wild

Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award |

A new story for that best of all dogs, McTavish, and another delicious helping of wry, insightful observation on human and family life. McTavish’s efforts to help the Peachey family become happier and more organised still has a way to go, but he’s an intelligent dog and up to the job.  When the family embark on a camping holiday in a remote but beautiful bit of Scotland, McTavish needs all his cleverness and patience to show them how to relax and properly enjoy themselves. McTavish is an irresistible character, his gentle guiding of the Peacheys is very funny indeed, and this beautifully story will leave all readers smiling.

Andrea Reece

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Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers.  Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category.

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McTavish Goes Wild Synopsis

It's summer and the Peachey family is in crisis - again. Youngest child Betty Peachey is trying to persuade the family to go to the Faraway Campsite of Ma Peachey's idyllic dreams. But most of the Peacheys are still resisting. Pa Peachey is convinced that terrible dangers lurk in the `wild', Ollie only cares about whether there's a `disco', and Ava has her nose deep in philosophy books...But marvellous McTavish, always one step ahead of the Peacheys, quietly works out a way to get the family enjoying their holiday, together.

McTavish Goes Wild Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Good Dog McTavish. You can read their full reviews (and see some of their own fantastic illustrations) by clicking here.

  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'A dog adopted from a dog's home who teaches a crazy family how to cook, clean, tidy up and be on time! What a lovely short story. Recommend to boys and girls, especially those who like dogs...Perfect for reluctant readers.'
  • Jennifer Wood, age 8 - 'Super read. I wish I had a dog like McTavish. This was a good book... I would definitely recommend this book.’
  • Elleanore Phillips - 'I like the book because the story is really funny. I would recommend it to bookworms with a good sense of humour to snuggle up with for a good read. Warning!  I would suggest you keep this book away from your mums. We don’t want to give them ideas!!'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'I like the moral of the story, which is always help your mum or she’ll abandon you for yoga. My brother and I are going to make the Lovely Chicken Dinner in the back of the book so our mum doesn’t ever go on strike!'

McTavish Goes Wild Press Reviews

Praise for the series;

“Searingly well written, her books read like Samuel Beckett on ecstasy”  The Times

"This is something of a treat...Rosoff's first children's book for some time, it's wry, real and big-hearted" Ones to Watch in the Bookseller

"Brilliant Stuff"  The Bookbag Blog

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781781127612
Publication date: 24/04/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127612
Publication date: 24th April 2018
Author: Meg Rosoff
Illustrator: Grace Easton
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising before writing How I Live Now. Her books have won or been shortlisted for 18 international book prizes, including the Carnegie Medal and the Orange First Novel Prize, and been translated into over 20 languages. In 2016, Meg was the recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s literature award. She lives in London with her family and two dogs. Click here to read a Q&A with the author's Good Dog McTavish. Click here to read more about Meg Rosoff.

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