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In a nutshell: gripping, sometimes heart-breaking story of a dog and his boy
Guardian award-winner Andy Mulligan brings his own sensibility to a much-loved model - boy and dog form special relationship - adding a particular humour, seriousness and depth. It’s love at first sight for Tom and Spider, but a series of accidents results in Spider running away from home. The animals he meets are almost universally cruel, their animal natures leading them to torment Spider and other animals too; a vixen offers to help him home but loses her life in the process. Things get bleaker still, until Spider finally fights his way back to Tom. A thrilling climax allows the two of them, both bullied, to emerge as heroes. Original, thought-provoking and with a dark humour, this is an ultimately uplifting read, and very memorable. Andrea Reece
When Tom meets Spider he is sure he has found a friend for life. But their companionship does not run smoothly. Spider can't help being the naughty puppy that he is, and Tom has a lot on his plate: a new school, a bully and his parents' separation. But both boy and dog are far braver and more determined than anyone could have imagined. And as they journey to be reunited, unbreakable bonds of love are built.
Dog is a book about trust, standing up for yourself, and learning to love. By the award-winning Andy Mulligan, author of the bestselling Trash, it is a story that will delight readers young and old.
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
|Publication date:||7th June 2018|
|Publisher:||Pushkin Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, General Fiction, Animals, Personal Social Health Economic|
Andy Mulligan was brought up in the south of London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, the Philippines and the UK. He now divides his time between London and Manila.More About Andy Mulligan