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Written by Shoo Rayner

Illustrated by Shoo Rayner

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Walker Review

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Shades of 101 Dalmatians in a warm-hearted, traditional adventure story

Any child who loves dogs will enjoy Shoo Rayner’s adventure story. Walker can’t have a dog because of his mum’s allergies, so he sets up as a dog walker. It’s the perfect solution, and while he’s out walking his new best friend, spaniel Stella, he realises that he can talk to dogs, and they can talk to him. This proves very useful especially when Walker discovers local bully, landowner Arlington Wherewithal is up to something quite nasty. With nods to 101 Dalmatians – there’s a jolly recreation of the starlight barking – this is a very satisfying story, a nicely rounded adventure with some great characters, human and canine. Let’s hope there’s more to come from Walker and his dog friends.

Andrea Reece

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Walker Synopsis

The beginning of a series of stand-alone mysteries where Walker saves the day because he can talk to dogs.

All Walker wants is a dog, but his mother is allergic. So he decides to set up his own business walking everyone else's dogs. This works better than he could have imagined when he finds he can talk to dogs and understand what they say to him! The dogs tell him of a terrible puppy farm hidden in the woods by Arlington Wherewithall, the richest, most famous man in the area. Nobody will listen to him, so it is down to Walker and the dogs to stop the farm and save the puppies.

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ISBN: 9781910080900
Publication date: 14/03/2019
Publisher: Firefly Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910080900
Publication date: 14th March 2019
Author: Shoo Rayner
Illustrator: Shoo Rayner
Publisher: Firefly Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 206 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers

About Shoo Rayner

Shoo Rayner began his career as an illustrator in a garden shed near Machynlleth. He drew for Michael Morpurgo and Rose Impey, but editors kept encouraging him to write. Many years, and over 175 books later, Shoo, well known for his many fast-paced series for newly confident readers, has been building a worldwide following for his award winning how-to-draw videos on YouTube. Shoo Lives in the Forest of Dean with his wife and three cats. Photo taken from publisher's website.

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